Grammy Award winner Reba McEntire is eyeing super high interests of returning to the Great Bright Way. Prior before hosting last night's CMA Awards, The Queen of Country legend took to Watch What Happens Live where a fan called in asking interest of a possible Broadway return. McEntire said Yes and would "Love to Try A Different Show".
McEntire is no stranger to the world of Broadway and Musical Theater. She made her Broadway debut in 2001 succeeding Bernadette Peters in the recent 1999 Tony winning revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Her performance in the titular role of "Annie Oakley" earned her rave reviews. In addition, she got discovered landing her 6 season Golden Globe nominated sitcom Reba.
She also starred as "Nellie Forbush" in the 2005 concert staging of Rodgers & Hammerstein's legendary musical South Pacific at Carnegie Hall. That production aired on PBS Award winning Great Performances and is available on Live CD and DVD.
In addition (even though she didn't appear in-person in the production), McEntire's voice was featured as the preshow announcement for Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth's recent Broadway concert residency FOR THE GIRLS at the Nederlander Theatre. You can imagine McEntire sharing her southern sassiness in reminding everyone to TURN OFF THOSE DARN CELL PHONES!!!!
Who would love to see Reba McEntire back on Broadway?!!!
Just last night, Reba McEntire co-hosted the CMA Awards with Darius Rucker, but before their appearance at Nashville's Music City Center, the duo stopped by Bravo's Watch What Happens Live to promote the event. While she was there, Reba was asked about her experience in the 1999 revival of Annie Get…
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