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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?

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Sorry Barbra! Gypsy Movie Called Off

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NOOOO!!

The film adaptation of the Broadway musical Gypsy has been scrapped.

The film was to star Barbra Streisand in the role of Mama Rose.

Director Arthur Laurents was convinced that Barbra would be great, however, co-creator Stephen Sondheim had decided against the project.

Sad face.

Laurents said:

"'He said 'What is the point of it? You want a record because the theater is ephemeral. You don't need a record. The fact that it's ephemeral means you can have different productions, different Roses on to infinity.'

So I don't want it now. I don't want a definitive record, I want it to stay alive."

He added:

"I think [Barbra Streisand] is disappointed, she wanted very much to do it. That would have been a good exit for her career."

Barbra would have GREAT and we would have loved to have seen the film adaptation with her in it, but we definitely think she has many more years before her career is over!

With Barbra's magic touch, the movie would have been gold. Oh well.

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Neil Patrick Harris, And Patti LuPone, And Stephen Colbert! Oh My!

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We SO wish we could be there for this! What an incredible cast!

Between April 7-9, Company will be playing for the New York Philharmonic with a wonderful cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Anika Noni Rose, Martha Plimpton, AND Stephen Colbert!

The musical concert is being directed/produced by Lonny Price, who directed last season's SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert!, and it's being conducted by "Sondheim specialist" Paul Gemignani.

The musical's NY-based story "follows five married, once-married, and soon-to-be-married couples and their mutual friend, Robert (NPH), a bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship."

The show has an award-winning history on Broadway, and was most recently revived at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2006.

Stephen Colbert and NPH sharing the stage??? We'd LOVE to see that!!!

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Confirmed! Barbra In "Serious" Talks With Sondheim & Laurents To Star In Gypsy!

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Here she is, boys! Here she is, world! Here's Rose Barbra!

Sources are confirming that Barbra Streisand is in serious talks to star in a movie remake of the classic musical, Gypsy!

Ooh! We got all tingling writing that!

According to an interview with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, the men behind Mama Rose an the Gypsy story, Babs has already sat down with them to discuss the film project in depth. Though previous reports indicated that Barbra may also be stepping behind the lens to act as director, Mr. Laurents, the author of the show's book, explains that isn't happening. He explains that she once want to, but decided " playing Rose is enough to make her happy.”

So far,Warner Brothers and Joel Silver are attached as producers and Mr. Laurents reveals that he and Barbra have started to discuss casting. Their choice to play Herbie, Rose’s love interest and the talent manager of her two daughters? Tom Hanks!

Wouldn't that be an interesting pairing!

Though the original 1962 flick has a rather devoted following (and equally devoted group of haters), Mr. Laurents says he is "pleased" that there is a "different film version for the historical record” in the making.

There are no words to express how pleased we are, as well. Hearing this makes us think everything's bright lights and lollipops!

Please, please, PLEASE get started on this right away!

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NPH To Star In Company

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We can't get enough of him!

Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to star in Stephen Sondheim's Company, a musical about a bachelor, his love life and his crazy married friends. It will be presented by the New York Philharmonic in April.

Of course, Harris will play Robert (aka Bobby), an un-pin-downable single man celebrating his 35th birthday. It's similar to his character Barney on How I Met Your Mother.

NPH said:

“I think one could see Bobby as a bit of a playboy, a sort of serial dater without much behind it. I don’t know that Barney has the deep-seated desire to couple up like Bobby probably does. But then again, Bobby doesn’t have to respond to laugh tracks.”

Performances will run from April 7th-9th and will be produced and directed by Lonny Price.

And Neil is almost as excited to do it as we are!

He added:

Sondheim fills "every beat and note and moment with some intention. It just allows the performer a great opportunity to mine as deep as they choose. My day job requires a shallowness that will be fun to play against.”

Ha. Can't wait!

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Vanessa Williams Going Back To Broadway!!

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So glad she's found something else now that Ugly Betty is cancelled!

We LOVE her!

Now that she has to say goodbye to her character Wilhelmina Slater, the FIERCE Vanessa Williams has found a new job!!

She'll be performing in the Broadway revue Sondheim on Sondheim, a tribute to Stephen Sondheim featuring his music, film footage and interviews.

Sounds GREAT!

We're sure she will be absolutely AMAZING! Best of luck, bb!!

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