In honor of Presidents’ Day, which as predicted we spent binge-watching House of Cards, sleeping late and ordering Seamless (we’re so over the Great White Way being literally blanketed in the white stuff), we wanted to know in the Weekend Poll: Which series about presidential politics do you want to see jump from your TV screen to the Broadway stage? The results are in and they’re Scandalous!
It was a Scandalously close call, but the Gladiators won through! Fans want to see fabulous fixer Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, and President Fitz, played by Tony Goldwyn, heat up Broadway. This is a smart choice, as there’s a built-in love triangle just waiting to be exploited eight shows a week. Both Washington and Goldwyn are Main Stem vets, as is Norm Lewis, who plays Pope’s ex-fiancée. Paging all producers!
2. The West Wing—28%
The West Wing is a natural Broadway fit: its creator, Aaron Sorkin, has a well-known affection for musical theater. The Tony-winning musical 1776 was even the inspiriation for the names of President Bartlet and Josh Lyman! Now that Sorkin’s dropped out of Houdini, surely he can find the time to bring all those West Wing stars and Great White Way alums such as Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff and Allison Janney back to the Big Apple?
3. House of Cards—11%
Possibly the first time Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, has ever lost a vote. However to paraphrase one of the series’ most famous lines, in regards to Tony winner Spacey and Golden Globe winner Robin Wright, we love you more than sharks love blood. And we’d love to see you both take a great big bite out of the Great White Way.