Countess LuAnn De Lesseps: New York Housewife, Singer, Theater Actress?


LuAnn de Lesseps is really trying to branch out from the Real Housewives of New York. She’s been out and about promoting her “song” (I use that word loosely) Money Can’t Buy You Class to the mocking, laugh-stifling public and now has her sights set on breaking into New York’s Off Broadway theater.

LuAnn must be a good actress because reality TV is not reality. If any of the women on this show behaved the way they do on the small screen in real life, they would have been locked up long ago. But theater is a different animal, especially NY theater which is a tight community of elites.

However, the show she is rumored to be joining would actually suit her well.

Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore features a group of five women telling funny, sometimes heartbreaking stories, that all females can relate to. Think first husbands, pregnancies, the inability to ever find anything in your purse, the empowerment of boots, gay marriage and death. The cast rotates and has included Rosie O’Donnell, Samantha Bee, Kristen Chenoweth and Fran Drescher to name a few.

I’ve seen the show (Janeane Garofolo was in the cast that night and was amazing) and I’d recommend it to anyone. I laughed, I cried, my heart was warmed. Truly. And I do think LuAnn would do a good job in one of the roles. The women are seated on chairs the entire time and mostly read the stories so she would not need to do anything physical or even remember her lines.  Bonus: There is no singing.


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