Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Great Scott...She's Back! Sherie René Scott Returns to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
After four months away from Broadway's funniest comedy today, Sherie René Scott returned to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels last evening in the role of Christine Colgate. Scott had been temporarily replaced by the sensational Rachel York while she took a brief sojourn to Signature Theatre Company's critically-acclaimed production of John Guare's Landscape of the Body Off-Broadway.
Scott will enjoy a few more weeks with original castmates Norbert Leo Butz and Gregory Jbara, as well as the more recent addition of Jonathan Pryce, before each of them bids the production a fond farewell. Scott is one of my personal favorite musical stage performers today. I first caught Scott as Amneris in the recent Broadway production of Aida. Scott nearly stole the show with her proudly flamboyant strut in the number "My Strongest Suit." She subsequently soared in the two-handed musical The Last Five Years (also with Butz) and was Tony nominated for the role to which she now returns.
If there was ever a time to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with the final Broadway performances by Tony winner Butz -- who heads out on the road soon -- and key original cast members intact, this would be it.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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The Butz of Dirty Jokes Around the Nation (June 9, 2006)
Butz and Pryce Flee the Scene on July 16 (June 5, 2006)
Wicked Becomes Broadway's 8th Overall Cumulative Grosser Among Current Hits (June 2, 2006)
Flashback: Best of 2004-05 (May 26, 2006)
Lucie Arnaz Plays Omaha Chic in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (May 23, 2006)