Kathie Lee Gifford weepy about Broadway closing
Posted December 5, 2012
Poor Kathie Lee Gifford.
The Today show's fourth-hour co-host has spent months criss-crossing the country and pouring her heart and soul into her new musical, Scandalous. Gifford wrote the book and lyrics, all of which had a spiritual theme. It was 13 years in the making before it opened in Seattle in July. Gifford could not have been prouder or happier when the show opened on Broadway on Nov. 15.
And today on Today she got tears in her eyes as she announced the news that broke last night.
"We did some have sad news to announce, that we did post our closing date," Gifford told viewers and co-host Hoda Kotb. "Yesterday we had to. I was with the cast last night. I'm prejudiced, of course, I'm the mother of this show. But they're the best cast on Broadway. They're unbelievable. And I love them to pieces. There's a sadness that comes with this."
Gifford partly blamed Hurricane Sandy.
"I just want to encourage everybody. If you're in town, if you're in New York, go see some of these shows that are here for a short time. It just means the world for our performers to have people in the audience. There's lots of great shows out there. Give it a chance. And to everybody who has come to see it, and loved it, and stood and cheered, God bless you. Thank you for coming."
She added, "It's taken a while to find our audience because nobody knows what our show was. You know what's happening now, this is kind of the sad part about it. People are coming back second, third, fourth and even fifth times now because they love it so much. If you are one of those people - bless you."
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