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.
“‘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.”
“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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