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Broadway Rosie’s Back in Town

November 13, 2008 3:59 PM

Rosie Live! Promo

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.

—Josef Adalian


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Comments (6)

Not Again:

Can she just go away and not come back? She gives up her talk show and The View to spend more time with her family and now we have to hear about this.

Snooze Fest:

The night before Thanksgiving who is going to tune into this waste of time garbage program? NBC again with no clue on what they are doing with their programming.

Nice talent she has on the program ZZZZZZZZZlister Kathy Griifin.

Kill Her:


Why Does She Live?:

If this sketch is any indication as to the level of humor in the actual show...this is going to be the biggest bomb since Nagasaki.

Dan L:

How wonderful! Can't wait. The promos are delightful and strike the perfect tone. Rosie's legion of fans will make it a hit.

Chipster L:

I tuned in to see Alanis. Odd, I think she had her teeth redone because she sang "Shweet" instead of sweet. Jane Krakowski was the best skit, but oh boy, what a bomb of a show !! The Little Sally was cute, but she blew her lines. Plus the horrible joke with clay aiken, "We're both GAYbriel Byrne Fans!"

Wishing Rosie the best, wish she had done the same. Never thought I'd feel sorry for the woman, but I did.

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