Friday, October 20, 2006

Redford Ready To Return For Right Role?

Redford Ready To Return For Right Role?

Amazingly, tomorrow marks the forty-third anniversary of the first previews for Neil Simon's Barefoot In The Park. The celebrated play also marked the last time that iconic actor Robert Redford found himself treading the boards on Broadway. According to New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel, Redford may finally be ready for a return to the Great White Way.

Riedel claims that Redford has been offered the lead in a planned Broadway transfer of 2001's critically acclaimed National Theatre (London) revival of All My Sons -- Arthur Miller's superb seminal work about Joe Keller, a flawed American manufacturer who consciously provides the U.S. military with defective aircraft parts during World War II and is later confronted by his actions.

Whether the 69-year-old Redford will want to devote what would surely be a grueling eight performances each week to portray Keller is debatable. But you can be certain that Redford would most assuredly enjoy box office gold regardless of the stage portrayal he'd undertake. And I'd be first in line to purchase tickets.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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