Jerry Herman is determined to see his classic, â€œ Marne,â€ as a TV spectacular. There was talk that Bette Midler might do it (sheÂ brought ratings glory to the small tube with â€œGypsyâ€). But now I think Bette wonâ€™t.
Who might? How about the divine Liza Minnelli? No longer a gamin, Liza would perfectly fill the role of the sophisticated but wacky Marne Dennis. And just think what she could do with Hermanâ€™s famous blockbuster ballad, â€œIf He Walked Into My Life.â€ Liza as Marne â€” we love this idea. Even if it is ours.
Oh, yes, and despite the continuing, just-below-the-surface gossip that all is not well with Liza, we have been assured that sheâ€™s just fine. Her much-commented-on weight loss is part of Lizaâ€™s hip replacement therapy. (Extra pounds donâ€™t sit well on newly melded