Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Streisand's Gypsy and Jill Haworth gives up the ghost...

In articles in The NY Post and the NY Times, Arthur Laurents has stated that a Streisand movie of Gypsy may be in the works, Sondheim stating that she has expressed interest. She has met with Sondheim and Laurents to discuss starring as Rose, the mother of all stage mamas, in a film version of their 1959 musical “Gypsy,” the two men said in telephone interviews on Wednesday. Warner Brothers and Joel Silver are attached as producers. No director had been chosen, but Mr. Laurents said that Ms. Streisand would not.

Asked whether Ms. Streisand, who will turn 69 in April, was too old to play Rose, who is a young mother in the first act of the musical, Mr. Laurents said: “First of all, they can do magic in Hollywood. Second, does it really matter?”

Jill Haworth, the original Sally Bowles in Cabaret, passed away at 65. RIP...

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