Home Theater Broadway Mailbag: Sarah Jessica Parker DID Succeed In Business

Thanks to everyone who wrote in on a couple of Broadway subjects.

There was talk of Sarah Jessica Parker. She was indeed the final Rosemary of the last production of “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” on Broadway. She succeeded Megan Mullaly, and starred opposite Matthew Broderick. Following the show’s run, SJP did really succeed in business, with “Sex and the City” and fashion and perfume and lots of endorsements….

But readers were correct about Michele Lee not originating the role of Rosemary on Broadway in the 60s. The original actress was Bonnie Scott. She was replaced by Michele, who of course then went on to star in the film version of “Succeed” with Robert Morse, did loads of other movies, starred in “Seesaw” on Broadway, and had a 14 year run in “Knots Landing” on CBS. Bonnie Scott did no more Broadway, but made a few appearances on 60s TV shows like “That Girl” and then must have retired…

Maybe Bonnie Scott will turn up in Marlo Thomas‘s much anticipated autobiography coming soon to stores. You never know…

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  1. Michelle Lee did not replace Bonnie Scott in “How To Succeed…”. Michelle replaced Lois Leary who played Rosemary during the summer of 1962 after Bonnie Scott left in the spring.

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