In the concluding reunion episode of RHONY, Luann bragged that she had been scheduled to appear in Chicago on Broadway. However, following the reunion taping, reps for Chicago denied that Luann would be starring on the show as Mama Morton. Luann’s reps blamed a scheduling conflict for why she wasn’t doing the show.
Following this revelation, there were questions as to whether or not Luann was ever a serious consideration for the Broadway show. Now, a letter offering Luann the role has been uncovered.
An offer letter obtained by Daily Mail, dated April 15 and signed by BJ Holt, the general manager for The Chicago Limited Partnership, revealed details about Luann’s rehearsal schedule, press appearances, and more. The letter even specified her dressing room arrangements and that they’d provide her with a ride home after each performance.
However, the offer also includes a contingency that states Luann would only get the role “subject to a successful vocal work session with the production’s creative team.”
The “Feeling Jovani” singer received the detailed letter regarding a seven-week run as Mama Morton mere weeks before filming the RHONY reunion special back in May. However, she reportedly hadn’t signed anything that would make things official. Since then, Luann’s reps have publicly stated that due to scheduling conflicts, the Bravo star wouldn’t be performing in the show.
The 54-year-old reality star first publicly mentioned appearing in Chicago on Broadway during the RHONY reunion as she thwarted off attacks from Barbara Kavovit, Bethenny Frankel, and other castmates about her inability to carry a tune. It’s easy to assume the Countess was using her “new role” on Broadway to prove to the ladies that she was a serious singer and performer.
Luann has yet to publicly speak about the fact that she isn’t appearing as Mama Morton in Chicago on Broadway, but we’ll likely hear more about her adventures in showbiz and “all that jazz” on social media and in the press in the upcoming months.
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