Over the past year, Broadway.com has been floating around the idea of a theatrical offshoot for the Bravo Real Housewives franchise: The Real Housewives of Broadway. We dreamt it up, asked readers who should be featured (Katie Finneran, Orfeh and Idina Menzel were top picks) and even got Bravo exec Andy Cohen himself to bless the fantasy project, adding his own top choice for the cast: Kristin Chenoweth.
Now Andrea McArdle wants in on the action! In an interview for Broadway.com’s Show People with Paul Wontorek, the Annie star, newly divorced and living in Manhattan with her twentysomething daughter Alexis, pitched herself as a perfect candidate for the show.
“I’m there,” she said. “When do we start? That sounds like fun. Dysfunction junction!” McArdle added that the lives of Broadway divas were ripe with drama, and that “if you could get [Broadway] music factored in there, that’s golden.”
McArdle is currently in rehearsals for Greenwood, a new musical that will be part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The complete episode of Show People will premiere on September 29 only on Broadway.com.