I suppose they could but generally when a female is miked in a musical she doesn't become Patti LuPone.
On top of all those problems, there's the fact that Karen is perfect for the part and can actually sing -- powerhouse which is needed in a musical.
Ivy -- and this may be the actress playing the part of Ivy choosing to underscore Ivy's lack of talent by playing it this way -- has trouble with most notes.
On top of all of that, she's gotten Karen moved to the back and then kicked out of the number and then kicked out of another number.
She's being a real bitch.
Anjelica Huston finally got some meaty scenes. She found out that all she can touch is $8,000. Her soon to be ex-husband found out about another account. She asked Julie (Debra Messing) to look at her Degas (Julie was an art major) and she then tried to sell it but the deed is in her husband's name so the guy wouldn't touch it.
She ended up at a party for a TV teen rolling in dough (she, Julie, Lyle and Tom gave him his first break when he was 8). They performed a number for the party (and the teen) and he's investing Monday. So it was a good episode for Eileen (Huston's character).
Messing is trying to pretend she's not attracted to the actor playing Joltin' Joe. Question, why didn't her husband come to the party with her? It was on a Saturday. Tom had a date. His mother set him up with Tom. I hope Tom likes him because he's cute, interesting and interested in Tom.
However, Tom appears to suffer from 1980s Gay TV Disease which means you're always more interested in everyone else in the room other than the guy who loves you.
They really need to fix that. It's the only false note in the show.
Karen was treated like crap by the dancers but then stood her ground and now three of them are friends with her.
It's a really involving show and next week is really going to get things going. That's when all Ivy's false starts start adding up and they start rethinking Karen being in the chorus and Ivy the lead.
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