Odds & Ends: Barbra Streisand Eyes John Travolta for Gypsy & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. John Travolta for Gypsy?John Travolta has revealed that fellow entertainment icon Barbra Streisand wants him in the remake of Gypsy…and that Lady Gaga’s name is still in the frame! “I think she always visualized Gaga as Louise and maybe me as Herbie,” Travolta told EXTRA. Last we heard about Streisand’s long-gestating film project was that Universal Pictures had hired Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard LaGravenese to pen the musical adaptation. Here’s hoping it truly is Rose’s turn (again) sometime soon!Obama Will Return to HamiltonPresident Obama is going back to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton! The cast will perform an extra show for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on November 2 attended by the President and the First Lady. Of course, the Obamas were in the original room where it happened back in 2009, when Miranda performed part of an early incarnation of the musical at the White House.Mary Poppins Team to Take on WillowsFollowing in the footsteps of the successful Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows, School of Rock’s Julian Fellowes will turn his talents to a new musical theater adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic. Co-created by Fellowes’ Mary Poppins collaborators George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the production will open in the U.K.’s Plymouth in the fall of 2016 before heading to London’s West End. Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, with design by Peter McKintosh and lighting design by Howard Harrison, this incarnation of the wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr. Toad, will feature a company of over fifty. We say, “poop-poop!”Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Head to BirdlandBroadway faves Laura Osnes and Corey Cott have been tapped to be the inaugural guests for the new theater-based live talk show, Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella, at Birdland. The talented pair will discuss their latest project, The Bandstand, with NY1 theater journalist DiLella at the Big Apple hotspot on October 26. The Bandstand is scheduled to run through November 8 at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.Miscast Will Pay Tribute to Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei is set to be honored at MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala on April 4, 2016 at The Hammerstein Ballroom. The actress won an Oscar for My Cousin Vinny and will next be seen on Empire; she most recently appeared on Broadway in The Realistic Joneses, and performed at MCC in their inaugural season production of Alan Bowne’s Beirut. The all-star lineup of performers for Miscast, where big Main Stem names perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will be announced later. However, just because it’s Friday and well, why not, we’ll leave you with Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff screlting (can men screlt?!) “Let Me Star” at the event back in 2013. Have a great weekend!last_img

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