I love your actor Louis post! I can totally see him doing a dramatic or comedic role. I almost think like young Leo type roles? Not like a titanic romantic lead but maybe like catch me if you can? And I know you said a play and not a musical but hear me out...louis as the emcee in cabaret...
omg YES he would TOTALLY have the charisma to pull out something like Catch Me If You Can.
I’ll also all Emcee in cabaret. I mean obviously this would be a few years down the line and a LOT of his image would have to change but…whooo boy if he does that would be fantastic.
One of my main reasons for not wanting Louis in a musical is my own personal bias. While I love love LOVE his voice i’m SUCH a musical theatre purist and when i see a musical I want that classic, smooth musical theatre sound. I’m not a huge lover of people with Pop sounds on broadway, even in pop musicals.
THAT BEING SAID. I had a conversation the other night with someone and I now have a new obsession. back in the fall HBO greenlit a movie version of Green Day’s American Idiot musical… I never got around to seeing it on Broadway so I don’t know EXACTLY what role he’d be right for but there’s gotta be SOMETHING. I’d assume the John Gallagher Jr. role? I mean…COME ON. Green Day musical??? Louis Tomlinson???? I rest my case.