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Jan 23 15 9:33 AM
BarbraNewsDotCom wrote:One thing I've learned since becoming a Barbra fan is never believe what you read. Barbra wrote a song with those very lyrics in 1977 on her multi platinum album 'Superman' - and I always remind myself of those very words when I read an article relating to Barbra.
Earlier this year, Barbra confirmed to the LA Times that she would be doing her first musical since Yentl in 1983 by starring in a new big screen version of Gypsy -- it would be a bookend to Funny Girl.
Since the LA Times interview, there has been a flurry of reports and articles stating that Gypsy is dead in the water.
It's worth reminding yourself of those 1977 lyrics again - as Gypsy is far from dead.
Sources close to Barbra are telling me it's a very active project - and Barbra will play Mama Rose. All being well, and once contracts are signed off, the film will be made at Universal Pictures.
The way Barbra's life and career is reported in the media should never be taken as gospel... and the truth alert section of her website is a very valuable tool. This is one of those occasions when writers should have waited for something more official to be announced, instead of jumping on the band wagon and not giving Gypsy the chance it deserves.
I look forward to seeing Barbra Streisand as Mama Rose in 2012/13. No doubts.Craig HallContent Manager -BarbraStreisand.com
Jan 23 15 12:16 PM
Well....2012/13 has come and gone...and now we're here in 2014/15.
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Jan 23 15 7:50 PM
briban50 wrote:Even if by some magnificent stretch of the imagination "GYPSY" gets going we're looking at 2105/2016 if not 2016/2017.
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briban50 wrote:You saw her in FUNNY GIRL at age 26,you loved her in A STAR IS BORN at age 34,she wowed us in THE PRINCE OF TIDES at age 49,now see the spectacle of BARBRA STREISAND at age 80,in GYPSY,she's the 20 something mother of 2 young child Vaudeville stars,and by the time "Rose's Turn" comes up she's only in her early 40s,prepare to be dazzled,Rose will be aglow with the wattage of 5 million watt bulb,and you'll wonder why her face doesn't move when she speaks. You'll question why even when it's dark is there a light shining above Rose at all times. Come see this spectacular re re-telling of this old fashioned dinosaur again and again,you know because those two shitty versions weren't enough.
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May 11 15 5:22 AM
briban50 wrote:I just watched "GYPSY" again,I still think it's an old fashioned dinosaur but I got a new perspective while watching it. I pictured what Barbra could do with Rose,make her a more believable Rose,not that bouncy trouncy tongue in cheek wisecracking artificial flower that Rosalind Russell gave us. But a real life possibly psychotic woman who would destroy her children for her own gain. I don't know how popular this movie would be to the general public who have become used to bad remakes of classic tv shows,special effects ridden tripe,and overly wrought and questionable historic dramas,but if Barbra will let go and not play for sympathy I believe she'd hit it out of the park. And when Rose's Turn comes she has to play it as the selfish egomaniac that Rose really is,not as some sort of breakdown that I never really bought. Like somehow she's been wronged,not that she's somehow realized what a nasty piece of work she is and always will be. She has to own it,and Barbra can do it.
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May 12 15 11:22 PM
briban50 wrote:The one song that can be dropped is "If Mama Was Married" It just sticks out as not necessary.
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