Mariah Carey Channels Marilyn Monroe

Variety reports Mariah Carey will make her theatrical debut in a London stage production of Terrence Rattigan’s romantic comedy ‘The Sleeping Prince,’ the basis for 1957’s ‘The and the Showgirl’ starring her idol Marilyn Monroe as a ditzy American dancer who falls in love with European royal Laurence Olivier (he also directed the flick) in London. “Mariah wants to get rid of the glitz and tassels,” said the project’s producer Bill Kenwright, who is mum on the male lead. “She wants to be an actress. She’s not this diva.”

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10 thoughts on “Mariah Carey Channels Marilyn Monroe

  1. mikemc says:

    Oh, so Mariah’s most recent NEW album “Charmbracelet” selling almost 5 million copies means NOTHING???? What has Debbie Gibson or Boy George released lately, NOTHING!!!! When was the last time they went on a successful world tour, a DECADE AGO!!!!! Please, you haters are just mad because the opportunities just keep rolling in for Mariah. She’s still gonna star in the boxing film “Sweet Science”, she’s extended her world tour because it’s such a success, and now that she’s signed on to do this play it’s gonna help her show her true talent as an actress. Whether you haters like it or not, theatre acting is most DEFINITELY the most tough type of acting. The actors can’t yell CUT if something isn’t right, the can’t laugh, they can’t mess up. With Mariah doing this it just shows how determined she is on defining her skills, GET OVER IT!

  2. mikemc says:

    GO MARIAH!!! Wow, the opportunities just keep coming for Mariah!!!!! I’m so proud of her, I know the haters are gonna love this.

  3. JLOVER101 says:

    Yeah you’re right the haters will love it. I just don’t understand y London, I mean we all saw what happened to Madge in that side of the world, and honestly I think before she goes over there and tries to make things better for herself she needs to make things better here. With her real fans. Broadway would have accepted her.

  4. MariahsMan says:

    Variety is usually a pretty reliable source, so this could be true. I think it’s great she’s choosing a theatre production to participate in…it will give her a chance to try something new and show off her acting abilities onstage. Good luck Mariah!

  5. Crusader says:

    This is great for Mariah!!!! She just keeps going and going, and these immature haters can’t stop her!

  6. JLOVER101 says:

    No matter how much people try to hate, they will never be able to stop anyone’s career. If the artist has a loyal following they will always be successful, if their fans betray them then that’s when their career could start going down hill, or simply if they’re no longer interesting in the talent department. However, everyone that’s out right now seems to have a pretty strong fan base, except those like Avril, Pink, Michelle and Vanessa those girls have about 2 more albums left and they’re all done. I feel bad though because I really do like Pink

  7. weebongo says:

    The Flop Queen is doing theatre that’s what singers do when their careers have long ended. Look at Boy George and Debbie Gibson both currently doing theatre and not selling any albums like the Flop Queen. Only Has-Beens do theatre. Mariah has officially become Debbie Gibson and will copy her tragic career from now on.

  8. weebongo says:

    Anyone can spit out numbers. Still no proof from you it actually sold 5 million. That’s cause it didn’t sell anywhere close to that. Debbie Gibson has a new album coming out this month and it will probably out sell the Flop Queens Remix Bomb. lol. Mental’s tour is a huge bust getting stuck in little Debbie Gibson size theaters. A real successful tour is Cher’s selling out every 50-60 thousand seat Arena it plays in. And Cher is almost 60 and Mental Mariah can’t even compete with a 60 year old. Ha. .what a Has-Been.

  9. monarc20 says:

    Wow this is gonna be great, Mariah’s a great actress and she proved that in “WiseGirls”. So if the hater’s are gonna hate on Mariah for being a bad actress get your fact’s strait I am sure half of them never even saw “Glitter” or “Wisegirls”. Mariah love’s Marilyn so I am sure she extremely happy about being given this role. Mariah just keep’s getting bigger Awards, sales and Movies and the haters can’t stand it.

  10. mikemc says:

    Gets your facts straight weebongo, it was at 4 million before her tour began. Now it’s close to 5 million, do some research fool. Your only argument is she’s a flop, which is your opinion, when her NEW albums come out they still sell so get over it. And I don’t know where you get your information from but Debbie Gibson doesn’t have an album coming out this month, check HitsDailyDouble, she isn’t listed on ANY release date for this month. Even if she did have a NEW album out, her last NEW album sold worse then Mariah’s remix album which isn’t even a NEW album!!!!! Yeah Mariah is touring theaters, so was Nelly, so is Hilary Duff, so is Nickelback, what’s your point??? That doesn’t change the fact that she is expected to perform at over 75 venues during this tour, and pocket about $35 million when everything is said and done. Not to bad for a woman who is only touring theaters. Yeah Cher’s tour is selling good, it’s also her LAST tour, she’s said it a MILLION times this is the last time she’s gonna tour so of course her tickets are selling because it’s the last chance people have to see her live. And not ALL the venues are selling out, check your facts.

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