Tina Fey & Tituss Burgess Had a Surprise Broadway Insult Battle
Earlier this week, Broadway hosted one of its most fun annual fundraisers: MCC Theater’s Miscast Gala. For this night— which this year raised over a million dollars— Broadway stars perform in roles they would never traditionally be cast in. This year’s event had a bunch of numbers I would kill to see, like Tituss Burgess taking on the mantel of The Witch from Into the Woods for a version of “Stay With Me,” or these pint-sized gender-swapped Schuyler Sisters:
MCC has released video of one incredible number, though, and it gives us the gift of Tina Fey and Burgess insulting each other through song. “You’re Nothing Without Me” from City of Angels is an argument between a writer and his character over who is more important. That debate (though obviously in total jest) is wholly applicable here, what with Fey being responsible for bringing Burgess to our Netflix queues. She even manages to drop a dig at Tituss’ entrepreneurial efforts.
And while I’ve been scouring the internet (okay, like a cursory Google search) for more videos from this year, that seems futile at this point. So as a consolation prize, here’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Raul Esparza killing some West Side Story in 2014.