A friend who works at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre confided to me that the sassy Sicilian diva has signed on to play the caustic Phyllis stone in Gary Griffin’s Fall 2011 mounting of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.
There’s talk that Sondheim will also pen a new number for Phyllis that will replace all three possible ‘Phyllis Follies’ numbers (“The Story of Lucy and Jessie,” “Ah, But Underneath,” “Uptown, Downtown”). I hear it will involve a strip scene, an onstage breakdown and a tuba.
PS: I know — I’m so lame. But what if?