Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Mike Myers Would Like to “A Night with Dr. Evil” on Broadway, Is Open to Doing A Show


Mike Myers gave such a brilliant interview to Alec Baldwin tonight on ABC, I think we can forgive Alec his latest public scandal.

I interview Mike about 25 years ago and he was a great interview then– thoughtful, literate, introspective, smart. He hasn’t given enough interviews over the years.

Anyway, he told Alec that he’d be open to doing a Broadway show. “I’d love to do An Evening with Dr. Evil, or Mambo Mouth”– the John Leguizamo Broadway show–“where I can do a lot of characters.”

So all you Broadway producers– Roy Furman, Nederlanders, Shuberts, Scott Ellis– get on the phone tomorrow. Mike Myers on Broadway would be most welcome!

Mike also talked about growing up in government housing in Toronto, his father’s battles with illnesses parallel to Mike’s rising success, and so on, as well as Barbra Streisand summoning him to her shows when he was playing his former mother in law, Linda Richman, on “SNL.”

“This is the best time of my life,” Mike told Alec about the last seven years as he became a father to three kids. His eldest, Spike, recently whispered to him, “I’m your biggest fan.” OMG. I’m verklempt.

I’ll see if I can link to the interview tomorrow. Good work, Alec.

Alec’s other guest was Cecile Richards, daughter of late Texas governor Ann Richards, also former head of Planned Parenthood. I don’t know her but I did know her mother. She’s a chip off the block and her interview was just great, too.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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