Karen Walker Almost Took Broadway.

Beverly Leslie aka  Leslie Jordan told Queerty that Mullally working on plans to bring her infamous alter ego Karen Walker to Broadway “Karen: The Musical”, but NBC took the gin bottle to it.

“She had an idea for it, but was hesitant to tell me because she knows I have a big mouth. She said, “I have this idea and it’s just you and me.” I said, “Honey, have you got permission?” She was very serious about it and had cleared it. She was about to hire someone to write the book and the music when NBC told her, “We aren’t saying ‘no,’ we’re saying, ‘not now.’”

‘The reason was they were in negotiations for one more round of syndication rights and they couldn’t have us out there messing around with the brand. They were nice, but she was really upset about it. She had gotten permission from [Will & Grace creators] David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. They told her to go have fun and wished her the best.’

 

via The truth about the Will & Grace stage spinoff that almost was | Gay Star News.

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