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What If…Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Came to Broadway? Five Preposterous Pairings

What If…Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Came to Broadway? Five Preposterous Pairings
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
We've got five Broadway musicals we'd love to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler tackle!

Dynamic duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globe Awards on January 13, and expectations are unsurprisingly high. Two of the funniest women in comedy joining forces on one of Hollywood's hottest nights, facing an audience filled with stars drinking Champagne? It's a match made in entertainment heaven. With Tinsel Town buzzing about their sure-to-be-hilarious hosting gig (just watch the promos for proof), the former SNL and Baby Mama co-stars have one major medium left to conquer: Broadway! Here are five musicals for these two funny gals to tackle—and yes, they’re kind of ridiculous.


Price and Cunningham in The Book of Mormon
It makes sense that Fey and Poehler would step into Broadway’s funniest musical, and who says Mormon’s leading missionaries have to be dudes, anyway? As Sisters Price and Cunningham, Fey and Poehler would bring the outrageous show to an entirely new level of funny. "Hasa diga" to traditional gender roles!


Big Edie and Little Edie in Grey Gardens
Fey and Poehler are masters of impressions, so it should be a cinch for the two to slip into the distinctive Long Island high society dialect of East Hamptonites Little and Big Edie Beale. Heck, Fey’s already done the voice on 30 Rock, and you know you’re dying to see Poehler wrap herself in a headscarf and spell S-T-A-U-N-C-H.


Daisy and Violet in Side Show
In pop culture, Fey and Poehler are forever linked by their SNL days—so what better roles to play than conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the circus spectacle Side Show? Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope belting out “I Will Never Leave You” would be the greatest thing to happen to the power ballad since Jennifer Holliday.


Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart in Chicago
Hopefully neither comedienne will find herself behind bars anytime soon, so Fey and Poehler can get their prison fix by playing Broadway’s favorite merry murderesses. Fey would glam up as the vampy Velma, while flaxen-haired Poehler would kill as Roxie. Bonus points to whoever can do number 17: the spread eagle.


Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked
Poehler’s perky Leslie Knope is pretty much a real-world Glinda already, and Fey’s Liz Lemon defies traditional comedy expectations, so why not gravity? Fey would even get to wear her signature chunky glasses (you know, during Elphaba's studious phase at Shiz). And she'll finally get to go to there. The Emerald City, that is.

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