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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wicked Betty

Tomorrow night will offer a rare treat for musical theater fans: the Emmy Award-winning Ugly Betty goes to Broadway. And no, not for the rumored all-singing, all-dancing episode, but for a special visit to the Tony Award-winning Wicked. Through the magic of television, Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre will stand in for New York's Gershwin, and the stars of the west coast production, Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty, guest star.

Betty fans will remember last season's aborted date to see the show for our plucky heroine (America Ferrera) and her nerd prince charming Henry (the surprisingly ripped Christopher Gorham). Well, they'll finally see it this week, although new prospective love interest Gio (new cast member Freddy Rodriguez, of Six Feet Under fame) may disrupt the enchanted evening.

And if all that isn't gay enough for you, perennial That Girl Marlo Thomas also appears as a cougar out to land perennial bachelor Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius).

UPDATE: As every "greenie" will say from now on whenever talking about their favorite show, the episode was "wicked awesome!" Furthermore, it looked like Betty and Henry were going to do some "defying gravity" of their own at the end there. Go, Betty!

Links via ABC.go.com, InstinctMagazine.com, Playbill.com and OhLaLaParis.com.

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