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Streisand Chats About Playing Mama Rose In Gypsy!

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We can't express enough how much we love that this is happening. Nothing is giving us greater joy than knowing that in the not so distant future, we're going to see Barbra Streisand belt out Rose's Turn!

When the news broke last month that Babs was going to star in the new version of Gypsy as Mama Rose, we just about fainted and we've been waiting to hear from her what she thinks about the opportunity. As she will be honored this Friday by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences foundation for her tremendous contribution to the arts, Barbra briefly took a moment to talk about Gypsy.

She revealed to sources that the news of the film leaked "a little early, because the deal wasn't finished," but she confirmed she will be playing Mama Rose. However, she added that she might not be directing the film as it was once discussed because that might be "too much" for her. Still, she is excited to step into the iconic role, which she likens to a "bookend starting with 'Funny Girl.'"

Beautifully said! We loved you then, as we love you now and we're sure to love you still when you step into this role!

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OMG! Streisand To Play Mama Rose In Gypsy!

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Okay, here's the thing: No one can deny that you couldn't take your eyes off of Rosalind Russell in the 1960's version of Gypsy. She was stellar, perfection even. She made Mama Rose the iconic character she is today.

But if there was anyone who was groomed to fill Rosalind's shoes in the rumored movie remake of the classic musical, it's Barbra Streisand.

Sources are reporting that Babs is at the top of the short list to not only star as Mama Rose in the Gypsy remake, but also produce and direct! But everyone knows, if you going to do Gypsy, you need the blessing of one man to do so - Arthur Laurents, who wrote the book to the show.

Thankfully, in a recent interview, Arthur revealed he would be nothing but thrilled if Babs decided to proceed with the project. He told sources:

"Barbra and I have been getting along very well now for some time. We've talked about it a lot, and she knows what she's doing. She has my approval."

In that case…. DO IT! PLEASE!

What a marvelous opportunity to remind the world of the powerhouse performer you are, Miz Streisand! We've been waiting for something like this from you for years! We can think of nothing in the world we want more than to see this come together!

We're going to pray to the musical gods tonight and every night after, until we hear official word that this is going to happen!

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