The Fairy Princess was excited about the new show – CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND on The CW for several reasons –
It’s a Musical – whaddaya talk, whaddaya talk…conceived of by Rachel Bloom, who TFP has been a bit in awe of for a while because of THIS video…
The show has an API Male, JOSH CHAN – ( Vincent Rodriguez III) as a romantic goal (NOT since SELFIE!)
Has one of TFP‘s very dear friends as one of the principals – get to know Ms. Donna Lynne Champlin, one of the most talented people on the planet…
So it was not a huge surprise that she loved the trailer – take a look!
It’s like if Ariel got legs, jumped animated films, fell for General Shang in summer camp, but will probably wind up falling in love with Prince Hans of the Southern Isles (no, truly, cuz the character GREG is played by…wait for it…Santino Fontana, who voiced Hans), even though she will truly NOT realize she is in love with Hans until many, many seasons later, even though she has the venerable advice and encouragement of a Charlotte La Bouff to encourage her to believe in love and….anyway...
The show has it’s premiere MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015 on The CW (website)
TFP thinks the show is going to be SUPER FUN and she is all for more theater people going and working in television.
However, being THEATER people…and for the Brits it is, of course, THEATRE people, the actors involved have a triple threat background – sing, dance, act, AND give to charity.
(Ok, yes, that is FOUR, but TFP did not get the math gene)
Because…theater. It’s what we do. We do charity, a LOT!
In fact, it is SOOOOO much a part of what we do, there is an organization devoted to it called BC/EFA – Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS – and they raise money all year and fund programs all around the country through grants for research, medical equipment, free clinics for health care…well, take a look:
To that end, the brilliant cast of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND on The CW has issued a #TAPCHALLENGE – and here is what – FOR EVERY #TAPPED video made by people on another television show who accept –The CW is going to donate some money.
But why should people on TV have ALL the fun?
YES, PEOPLE AT HOME – YOU CAN DO IT TOO! (Variety Article Here)
- YOU, the Tapper must donate to BC/EFA something, be it Baubles, Bangles, and Beads, or $10, $20, $200…
- The TAPPEE, the one that has been challenged, IN ORDER TO ACCEPT IT, must ALSO donate something to BC/EFA
LINK TO DONATE TO BC/EFA IS RIGHT HERE!
Currently the CW Cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has #Tapped people in Modern Family, Madam Secretary, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Supergirl, and the ENTIRE Cast of Blood and Oil!
However, with regards to that…seems they only picked people who they knew could tap…Bebe Neuwirth?
THERE ARE A LOT MORE MUSICAL THEATER PEOPLE ON TELEVISION THAN YOU THINK!!!!!
(Dr. Ken will have his show on ABC on Friday nights this fall)….but back to the MT folk and who else could be challenged…
Harry Groener, most may know him from the films Road to Perdition, or About Schmidt… or more specifically as Mayor Wilkins from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series….but also he can…
Maybe you may have missed Erich Bergen from Madame Secretary and his Bob Gaudio? He comes in at 1:31
Or Patina Miller – ALSO on Madame Secretary...well….
That Madame Secretary Cast is overrun with talent….second season!
Heck…even their Guest Stars like BD Wong are musical!
What about Aaron Tveit from Graceland? He might have a shuffle ball change in there…pick it up at 4:01
TFP is just sayin…there are a lot of people and TV Casts who could help the Cast of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND raise some big money for BC/EFA
So let’s get to steppin‘ there Hollywoodland Peeps!
No one cares how good it is, the important thing is to have fun and raise some money for charity!
Also, Hollywood TV Show stars, it is ok – no one expects you to go to Nationals…so, no pressure at all!
Just kick ball change your way to a fundraising place and tap all our troubles away!
Also watch CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND on The CW