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10 Roles Bright Star's Carmen Cusack Has To Play Someday, Somewhere (Preferably Broadway)

June 21st, 2016 by

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10 Roles Bright Star's Carmen Cusack Has To Play Someday,...

If you want to see Carmen Cusack's Broadway debut (and you should!), you have to hurry to the Cort Theatre to catch Bright Star before Sunday, June 26. It's going to be tough to lose our new favorite diva, but the BBox team brainstormed and here are 10 roles we need to see Tony-nominated leading lady do somewhere, someday (hopefully back here on Broadway).

Diana Goodman in Next to Normal

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Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: Her big "what was his name" breakdown.

Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun


Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: Her Annie would slay during the quieter moments like "Moonshine Lullaby" or "I Got Lost In His Arms".

Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza

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Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: The devastating final telephone call with her husband or "Dividing Day". We'd die twice.

Ruth Sherwood in Wonderful Town


Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: Just imagine the pure joy of "100 Hundred Easy Ways (To Lose a Man)".

Queenie in (either) The Wild Party

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Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: Her "Raise the Roof" in Lippa or her "This Is What It Is" in LaChiusa's.

Grizabella in Cats

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Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: Close your eyes and imagine Carmen Cusack hitting the high D flat belt.

Little Edie in Grey Gardens

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Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: Even if she never does a full production, can she just add "Another Winter in a Summer Town" to her concert sets?

Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady


Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: This former Christine Daae and opera singer has the notes and the comedic timing...can you image the fiery passion of her "Just You Wait"?

Nancy in Oliver!

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Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: You eye roll about Oliver! but a great Nancy and Fagin could make modern audiences love this award winner. I imagine Cusack's pain and rage during "It's a Fine Life (Reprise)" would be absolutely chilling.

Lucille Frank in Parade


Moment That Might Kill Us Dead in the Theatre: All of it—any of it.

See the incredible Carmen Cusack in 'Bright Star' at Broadway's Cort Theatre.