Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Barbra Streisand...to lens "GYPSY" officially! Julian Fellowes adapts stage musical!
The on-again off-again big screen production of "GYPSY" - an adaptation of the hit Broadway Musical - is slated for the silver screen at long last.
According to Ms. Streisand's handlers, the celebrated songbird will inhabit the role of "Mama Rose", the tough-as-nails stage mother.
The original classic features a lush score and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim respectively ( and a well-crafted book by Arthur Laurents).
Let's hope LA STREISAND - who is producing with Joel Silver - doesn't tinker too much with the original stage material.
You know what they say!
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Hopefully, Streisand (who turns seventy in a few weeks) is up to the warbling.
News at 11!