Pardon the gendered language, but stage acting is what separates the men from the boys. It’s one thing to stand around a studio doing take after take in front of a green screen; it’s another to sustain character for an hour surrounded by Broadway pros. And while we try not to get too flustered over celebrities, we are intrigued by the prospect of seeing Bruce Willis apply his everyman-hero shtick to the part of a tortured pulp author in Misery. Or will Jennifer Hudson’s voice sound as good live as it does on the Dreamgirls soundtrack? Although some of these A-listers have years of stage credits (Cicely Tyson, Al Pacino), none of them would rank on our greatest diva—although they could score a Tony Awards nomination. Click below for details on the shows.
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