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Take A Breather, Into The Woods Fans! This Film Adaptation Won't Be One Pissing You Off!

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Book to film adaptions aren't immune from changes and neither are Broadway to movie adaptations!

So, when Disney took on the challenge of turning Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods into a film, obviously there were some outcries from BIG ITW stans!

There are some SPOILERS ahead…so, BEWARE!

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Darren Criss Gets Giddy At The Premiere Of SIX By Sondheim!

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Darren Criss was in good company on Monday night!

The Glee actor was spotted at HBO's SIX by Sondheim premiere in New York last night with his fellow costar Jeremy Jordan.

Darre-Bear appears in the documentary next to the Smash actor and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, himself!

At the event, Darren met someone he has admired his whole life! He shared on Instagram:

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Barbra Streisand Not Approved To Direct Gypsy Remake!

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We were SO excited when we heard that Barbra Streisand would be directing a remake of 1967 hit Gypsy, but it sounds like it won't be happening…

At least if lyricist Stephen Sondheim has anything to say about it!

An insider divulged:

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One More Of Melanie C's Stages Has Arrived! Listen To Another Hundred People HERE!

Pay attention, folks!

This is how you do Sondheim RIGHT!

For the last track we heard from Melanie C's upcoming album of Broadway covers, Stages, she had re-united with her fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton to take on I Know Him So Well!

But this time around, our gurl is bringing the ferocity all on her own!

Ch-ch-check out her take on Another Hundred People, originally from the musical Company (above)!

AH-MAZING!

Obviously, this is NOT an easy song, but Melanie's frantic vocals MORE than do it justice!

We don't know about you, but his is quickly becoming one of our favorite albums…and we haven't even heard it in full yet!

More! More! More!

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Perez Reviews: Into The Woods… In The Woods!

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The Public Theater's production of Into The Woods has gotten some very mixed reviews, but we found it to be very enjoyable - for the most part.

We had never seen the Sondheim classic before and were pleased to get to experience it for the first time in such a unique setting as Central Park.

The show is the show. We probably would have liked it better had it ended at the end of Act 1. But, Sondheim is Sondheim and though he's a genius composer and lyricist, he sure loves to be contrarian!

Woods has some very memorable music. Songs that have transcended the show. And if this production were to move to Broadway, our biggest note and we disliked the most was the casting.

Denis O'Hare as the Baker and Sarah Stiles as Little Red Ridinghood were just awful and grating, respectively in that order. We do, though, think that is the way they were directed. Piss poor choices made with their characters.

Big movie star Amy Adams was more than good as the Baker's Wife. Joanna Gleason won the Tony for that role in the original Broadway production of Woods, while Bernadette Peters was glazed over for her portrayal of the Witch.

In this revival, Donna Murphy steals the show with her Witch. She is absolutely enthralling! Vocally dynamic and her acting is superb! She alone is reason enough to catch the show - now in its final performances - if you haven't already.

Gideon Glick as Jack is the other standout in the show!

And Ellen Harvey as Cinderella's Stepmother was also thoroughly enjoyable.

Recast or rethink the Baker and Ridinghood, and send this Woods to Broadway!

P.S. If the show does transfer, Leah Loukas deserves a Tony for her inspired wig designs. And Donna Murphy too, of course!

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It's On! Gypsy Remake Starring Barbra Streisand Is Happening!

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And the world makes sense again.

First, it was happening. Then, things went awry. Then, people thought it might happen. Then … radio silence. For almost an ENTIRE YEAR, we have been waiting with bated breath to know if Barbra Streisand would indeed revive the role of Momma Rose in the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim musical Gypsy for the big screen. We prayed to the musical gods in the heavens above, pleading that Barbra would make this movie, which would be her first musical since Yentil almost 30 years ago.

Today, according to the fine people over at Universal Studios, our prayers have been answer. Gypsy IS happening … and all we can say is:

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Hold Up! Gypsy Movie May Not Be Dead Yet!

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OMG! Someone is hearing our prayers!

Though it was reported last week that the movie remake of Gypsy starring Barbra Streisand had been canned, new reports reveal that Universal Pictures is still very much interested in the pic AND that a deal is close to being made.

Furthermore, nothing has changed! Arthur Laurents is still on board! Stephen Sondheim is tickling the ivories to prepare as we speak! And most importantly…Streisand’s still in as Rose!!!

Everything's gonna be bright lights and lollipops!!! We're so thrilled!!!

Aren't u?

[Image via WENN.]

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