How Would Rosie Have Done In Annie? Here's Proof!

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As I reported here, Rosie O'Donnell tried out for the part of the nasty orphanage lady Miss Hannigan in the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie, but she didn't get the part.

And so, her rendition of Hannigan's funny musical diatribe against "Little Girls" and her shady trio about "Easy Street" will be forever relegated to our fertile imaginations.

But wait!

Pieces bar's Vodka Stinger just alerted me to these videos of Rosie doing just those very songs on a Rosie cruise in 2007!

I guess Rosie already had Annie on the brain.

Things to look out for while you glance at these clips:

*One of the orphans is clearly male.

*Rosie plays the part like a real alcoholic skank, even more so than other actresses have done. She's very bold.

*As Vodka notes, "Wearing one sock and gardening crocs is a brave choice."


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6 comments
Musto
Musto

Update: Looks like it's two-time Tony winner Katie Fineran in the role. She's terrific.

BetteD
BetteD

Yikes, what screeching!  Give me fingernails on a chalkboard instead.

Mae Swazey
Mae Swazey

Too bad...I can see Jean Smart in the role. 

Musto
Musto

Jean told a reporter she's coming to Broadway in something, but she couldn't say what it was till it's official. We'll see.

Musto
Musto

PS; Yesterday, the Broadwayworld chatters were buzzing that Jean Smart might be getting the role, but now their gossip has moved on to Faith Prince.

Starkers
Starkers

She gets some laughs but somehow she doesn't make the character likable the way she should be.

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