With the recent announcement that Tony host and How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is getting to work on a memoir and memories of some great solo shows still fresh in our minds, Broadway.com asked readers which performer’s memoir should be adapted into a Broadway solo show. The votes have been counted, and readers would love to see all-around awesome star Kristin Chenoweth bring her life story to the stage, with two Broadway vets hot on her heels. Check out the results below!
1. Kristin Chenoweth, (A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love and Faith in Stages) - 40%
Tony winner Chenoweth's memoir is a fast-paced frolic filled with wit, wisdom and backstage insight that looks back on her storied career. Now an Emmy and Tony winner, Chenoweth recounts how even when she took Broadway and Hollywood by storm, her faith and family kept her grounded. The book features anecdotes about her childhood in Oklahoma to her experiences with Meniere's disease to her relationships and much more.
2. Julie Andrews, (Home: A Memoir of My Early Years) - 20%
A memoir of her formative years, from her childhood in rural England to her massive successes on Broadway and in the West End, the heart of Andrews’ book documents the rehearsals, tryouts and 1956 opening of My Fair Lady. In her book the Oscar winner offers revealing look into the intricate and exhaustive craft of performing.
3. Patti LuPone, (Patti LuPone: A Memoir) - 11%
The legendary Patti LuPone is one of the theater’s most beloved leading ladies. In her memoir, she lays it all out, sharing the intimate story of her life both on the stage and off with the humor and outspokenness that have become her trademarks. Audiences can catch LuPone back on Broadway when the new David Mamet drama The Anarchist begins performances November 13 at the Golden Theatre.