Here’s what you missed in the fourth hour of the Today show this morning: Kathie Lee Gifford revealed that she’s written an 18-minute musical featuring the Today anchors and crew.
Gifford made the announcement with co-host Regis Philbin, who is filling in for Hoda Kotb. The work is called Not Today and Tomorrow’s Not Looking Good Either, which sounds more like somebody trying to get out of a commitment than a celebration of all today (double meaning!) has to offer. Philbin, who hosted Live with Regis and Kathie Lee for 15 years, will guest star.
“It’s going to be live and it’s going to be so much fun,” Gifford said, adding that the musical will air sometime before the end of the year. (Do we spy some competition with Allison Williams in Peter Pan Live?) Not Today’s existence comes as a bit of a surprise, considering that Gifford’s last effort as a lyricist and book writer, Scandalous, opened to negative reviews in 2012 and closed after just three weeks. “I have a little experience with disasters on Broadway,” Kathie Lee joked about her what she told producers when they first approached her about the piece.
In other news, we want to know whether Kathie Lee Gifford has been replaced by Kristen Wiig playing Kathie Lee Gifford.