Another incursion of a Broadway star into the mainstream! It was announced yesterday that Marissa Jaret Winokur would be one of the participants in the next iteration of “Dancing with the Stars.” Those who might have been wondering what the Tracy Turnblad actress was going to do next, well, now you know.
Last fall, Audra McDonald crossed over into the mainstream thanks to her role in the TV show “Private Practice,” and she’s about to get another round of press thanks to the TV broadcast of “Raisin in the Sun” next Monday. It’s still a bit amazing to me that people don’t know who she is, particularly after she won her third Tony award in 5 years back in 1998. So it goes. I don’t know about you, but I’ll have my DVR setup to catch “Raisin,” and it won’t be for Diddy.