Broadway Rosie’s Back in Town
November 13, 2008 3:59 PM
Rosie O’Donnell is offering an early peek at her upcoming NBC variety hour—and making some jokes about her public persona in the process.
On a video posted Thursday on her Rosie.com Web site, Ms. O’Donnell appears in costume as Officer Lockstock, a character from the Broadway musical “Urinetown.” A young actress playing Little Sally (another character from the show) peppers her with questions.
“Will Rosie tell off a famous billionaire?” Little Sally asks.
“Oh, Little Sally, he’s not a billionaire,” Ms. O’Donnell replies, in character.
“Will she yell at a skinny little Republican?” asks Little Sally.
“No, she did that for almost a year,” responds Ms. O’Donnell.
The quips are references, of course, to Ms. O’Donnell’s run-ins with Donald Trump and Elizabeth Hasselbeck.
Ms. O’Donnell began rehearsals for her NBC special this week. The show, dubbed “Rosie Live,” airs Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m.
NBC today announced that Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski will be guest starring on the show, along with the previously revealed musicals guests Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette.