Post by gordie on Nov 13, 2017 20:47:27 GMT -5
Foster would certainly not risk the dream of his life on an untried star to sell the show. Plus, in order to get investors interested in backing Betty Boop, he would probably prefer to have a theater "NAME" to sell it to them.
Now if you're suggesting that Jackie's in NY in some kind of stage school to acquire the skills to make it on Broadway, very possibly she might prove a quick study and find her true vocation. Hope so.
I'm trying to rationalize "risk" and "untried star" with Robert Redford's taking the risk and being very grateful having done so when selecting Jackie to play a significant role in his Hollywood movie production "The Company You Keep".
It seems to me that she proved very quickly to a prominent movie star and producer that she has acting ability. We also know that she is very poised live on stage when she sings and chats with the audience. It is true that she does not have the pure Broadway experience but her combination of live stage appearance and movie acting ability IMO reduces the risk to a more acceptable level. I also sense that she has a terrific memory and likely capable of memorizing script quite quickly when you consider the number of songs and different languages she knows and able to perform.