In 1998, Betty Buckley played the immortal stage-mother role of Mama Rose in the Papermill Playhouse of Gypsy, with Debbie Gibson as the title character. It was good (I saw it, naturally), with Buckley bringing her customary wells of emotion to the material. And it was going to transfer to Toronto ... More >>
Sixty-nine-year-old Barbra Streisand was all set to play Mama Rose in a movie of the ultimate show biz musical, Gypsy, but then you'll recall that author Arthur Laurents decided not to go ahead with it because theater's joy is its evanescence blah blah blah. And then I heard the project was ... More >>
It's a gay man's wet dream. Singer, Oscar winner, star, and Donna Karan wearer Barbra Streisand is in negotiations to play the fiercely tunnel-visioned Mama Rose in a movie of Gypsy, according to The Post's Michael Riedel. Normally I'd say "Enough with Gypsy!" but the chance to see Streisan ... More >>
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The 45th Annual OBIE Awards