Gilmore Girls die-hard fan Kelly Clarkson had a very important question for Lauren Graham during her visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show last Thursday (Feb. 20): “Have you considered doing a Gilmore Girls musical?”
To the fans who also “just want to see Luke dancing” like the talk show host herself, you might be in luck. Graham caught onto the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show‘s constant quip about her 2000s dramedy series and expressed how she felt like the “beloved show” is deserving of its day on Broadway.
“I guess it was a running joke on the show [The] Morning Show, where they assigned one of the reporters to cover Gilmore Girls: The Musical, and the person is rolling their eyes because it seems silly, but then there’s discussion like, ‘No, it’s a beloved show.'”
Graham argues that the theatrical language, pace and tone of Gilmore Girls primes the material for a different kind of spotlight. “You have to take a deep, long breath before you deliver some of those lines that go on and on forever. So I think it’s kind of a good idea,” she teased Clarkson. “There’s so much dance always in the show…. If you ask me to sing, I’ll just show up. We can actually put it on Broadway or in your garage, doesn’t matter.”
The original show primarily aired on The WB and then on The CW for its seventh and final season from 2000 to 2007. In 2016, Graham and her main co-star Alexis Bledel returned to the screen and reprised their roles as Lorelei and Rory Gilmore, respectively, for a four-part follow-up miniseries titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which streamed on Netflix.
Watch Graham and Clarkson dream about Gilmore Girls potential musical debut below.