West End lowers standards

West End, London, where the best musicals and theatre shows are performed. Where the best singers, dancers, and actors go on stage every evening to entertain the audience.

Tell people that you’ve seen a show in West-End, and they’ll naturally assume it was good. West End implies class. Quality. Careful consideration.

Or at least, all that was true until now. Apparently the standards are falling. And falling very very low.

Ashlee Simpson, also known as the pop singer who officially can’t sing live, has joined the cast of a West End musical.

And not a minor one, some fringe show nobody cares about. Oh, no. She’s now on the cast of Chicago. Chicago, for crying out loud.

And not as a minor character, someone on the swing team who has to stay out back. Oh, no. She’s to be the new Roxie Hart.

What were they thinking?! Were they thinking?!

2 Responses to “West End lowers standards”

  1. Amanda says:

    Have you seen a clip yet of her performing in Chicago? Somehow, she manages to be worse than I had imagined: http://wwtdd.com/post.phtml?pk=1392

  2. Post author comments:

    Wow. I haven’t seen that clip before, no.
    Her performance is very artificial, and very very bland.

    I have a friend who saw Chicago with Ruthie Henshall as Roxie. I’ll send her the link to this clip, just to hear the reaction. With warning that it’s going to be a painful experience, of course.

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