Oprah Sets Her Sights on Broadway
By B. Hutson
Is there anything that Oprah won’t do? Even though she is closing out her historic 25-year talk show, and will be completely dedicating herself to growing her nearly six month old television network OWN, Oprah is making moves to make another dream of hers a reality—appearing on Broadway.
Oprah has already come close to hitting the Broadway stage. Two years ago, Kenny Leon, the director of the Broadway revivals of August Wilson’s “Fences” and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” asked her to appear in “Fences.” Though Oprah was thrilled about the opportunity, she knew she would be unable to balance her talk show during the day and Broadway at night.
But it appears that she will grace the Broadway stage in the near future. Oprah says she is currently talking with several different Broadway producers and directors, reports the Chicago Tribune.
“I have a stack of plays in my bag right now that I am reading,” she said. “And just this past weekend, I was in New York meeting with producers. We were just talking about what would be the best route to take. But yes, this is really going to happen. . . . Life is too short.”
You can’t knock that; when Oprah dreams, she dreams big. Congrats to her for embracing life after her iconic talk show and demonstrating that there are no limits to what one can do.