According to the “Today” show website, Kathie Lee Gifford “made a big announcement” on air today, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014: “Get ready for ‘Today’ the musical!”
” ‘It’s going to be live and it’s going to be so much fun,’ an excited Kathie Lee said,” the website reported.
And guess what: Gifford’s old pal Regis Philbin will be in the musical as well.
Says the website, “Coming off the success of NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ last year and in anticipation for the network’s version of ‘Peter Pan’ coming in December, Kathie Lee wrote an 18-minute musical featuring all the ‘Today’ anchors and crew.”
The article concludes by saying that the musical will air sometime before year’s end (November sweeps??) “which will give Regis enough time to memorize his lines and all the songs he’ll be belting out on national television.”