Dream Casting: Game of Thrones as a Broadway Show
Winter is here, and we couldn’t be geeking out more! In fact, the only time we geek out more is when a new Broadway cast is announced. So, we decided to combine two of our favorite things: Broadway actors and Game of Thrones characters. Broadway is all about drama, and what’s more dramatic than the smash-hit HBO show? We think these talented stage veterans would be up to the task of taking on these Game of Thrones characters onstage. Let us know what you think of our pairings on Twitter and Facebook, and feel free to continue casting the rest of the giant Game of Thrones cast with more talent from the Great White Way.
1. Arya Stark – Lila Crawford
This pint-sized trailblazer packs a punch, and we think Annie and Into the Woods rising star Lila Crawford holds the strength and wisdom to portray her.
2. Jon Snow – Alistair Brammer
This star of Miss Saigon has the honorable, brave, and (dare we say) sexy qualities to play the beloved character of Jon Snow.
3. Daenerys Targaryen – Molly Ranson
To play Khaleesi, one has to be noble, tenacious, and stunning — characteristics that multitalented actress and singer Molly Ranson most certainly possesses.
4. Ygritte – Ciara Renée
Free-spirited Ciara Renée has the scrappy, lovable traits that make up the character of Ygritte.
5. Tyrion Lannister – Josh Walker
The iconic character of Tyrion can only be played by an actor of great intelligence and strength. We think Josh Walker could be up to the challenge.
6. Cersei Lanniser – Marin Mazzie
The conniving, powerful Cersei must be played by someone who is both intimidating and awe-inspiring. Broadway legend Marin Mazzie would be perfect for this role.
7. Joffrey Baratheon – Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Versatile performer Andrew Keenan-Bolger has the chops to play the vile, fiendish Joffrey.
8. Sansa Stark – Colby Minifie
Colby Minifie has grown up in the Broadway spotlight, much like Sansa on the show. Both women are ethereal and self-possessed.
9. Khal Drogo – Ramin Karimloo
Soon-to-be Broadway legend Ramin Karimloo (now starring in Anastasia) would be great as feral warrior Khal Drogo.
10. Brienne of Tarth – Jo Lampert
Jo Lampert possesses the perfect balance of strength and vulnerability to embody the beloved Oathkeeper.