I Know Who Should Play The Three Strippers In Gypsy!

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As you know, Barbra Streisand is reportedly going to make a movie where she's Grandma Rose -- I mean Mama Rose -- in Gypsy.

Well, I have a great idea as to who should play the worn-out yet educational ecdysiasts who sing "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" to young Gypsy Rose Lee as they show off the shtick that makes their disrobing unique.

I may have even read this on a Broadway board, so if I've purloined it, forgive me, but it's just too perfect and besides, great theater queen minds think alike:

The veteran burlesque gals should be portrayed by three ladies who've played Mama Rose to acclaim:

Tyne Daly,

Bernadette Peters,

and Patti LuPone.

Those three would bump it with a trumpet, a switch, and some refinement like no one before them.

They'd sing the shit out of that number.

They can even hold their various awards as they grind their butts.

And the publicity this coup would generate would make up for any potential ill will this project might stir up.

Oh, please, Babs, listen to me and do this right!

Come on, hon. Grandma's gotta let go!


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Venuslove6239
Venuslove6239

Gypsy strippers in retro TV show decadeThe super 70s (The costumes are the same as the 2001 Royal Varitey Show)Mazeppa: Joyce DeWitt (bugle)Electra/Miss Cratchitt: Diana Canova Tessie: Loni AndersonThe big 80s (The costumes are the same as the 2008 Broadway Revival)Tessie: Judith LightMazeppa/Miss Cratchitt: Nancy Dussault (trumpet)Electra: Erin Gray

Venuslove6239
Venuslove6239

I am thinking it will be Penny Marshall (Laverne and Shirley) as Tessie Tura, Nancy Dussalut (Too Close for Comfort)as Mazeppa  and Joyce DeWitt (Three's Company) as Electra

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Clearly, you never saw Bianca Del Rio's Miss Mazeppa "bump it wid a trumpet"!

Topsy Turvy
Topsy Turvy

Lord, if Babs is Mama, who the hell will be Louise?   Julianne Moore?

mjm
mjm

Lea Michele, duh.

DB
DB

Larry Kramer as Herbie.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Michael you're scaring me...that kind of casting would right a wrong.

Musto
Musto

Oops, let me add Angela in there too! 

Timmee
Timmee

They can all sing to Angela as the newly birthed Gypsy Rose Lee

Jack Veasey
Jack Veasey

What, Angela Lansbury's too old for you?

Rino
Rino

You got something against Betty Buckley (who was also great in the role)?

Anne Thrax
Anne Thrax

That's a great gimmick, Mr Goldstone!

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