On Girls, there was an open call for White Men Can’t Jump: The Musical, and we finally got to hear the pipes on Elijah, played by Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannells. Singing “Let Me Be Your Star” from the hit show Bombshell — based on the hit TV show Smash — Elijah shone, and he was asked to stay for the monologue.
When the dance tryout segment got started, Elijah was holding his own, but things took a dive when they brought in the basketballs and he had to do the same kicks, spins, and jumps while dribbling a basketball. While his audition was definitely not the slam-dunk we had all hoped it would be, an awkward pass to someone’s tender face seemed to be the last nail in the coffin. But when he got a call from the producers asking him to come in again, things seemed to be looking up for Elijah.
‘Girls’ airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on HBO.
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