The headline was too tempting. Mario Lopez, a.ka. AC Slater, will make his Broadway debut tonight playing the coveted role of the director Zach in the revival of the legendary musical A Chorus Line. Of any character in the show it has the least amount of dancing and singing but Lopez does have a song and dance background, Kid’s Incorporated anyone. Wow I have really dated myself. For a look at Lopez in rehearsals visit Broadwayworld.com
The Broadway traditionalists continue to scream about the basterdization of Broadway via stunt casting but I believe if the actor has a reasonable amount of talent and can entice a new audience into the theatre it is good for all of Broadway and all theatre. I can’t imagine any actor stunt casted takes their role on Broadway for granted. They work hard and are well aware they are there to prove they can sing, dance and act with the most seasoned gypsies. So AC break legs tonight!