Rosalind Russell News

Date of Birth: June 04, 1911
Date of Death: November 28, 1976 (65)
Birth Place: Waterbury, CT, USA
Gender: Female
In The Wings Productions Presents GYPSY at Snug Harbor Music HallIn The Wings Productions Presents GYPSY at Snug Harbor Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, presents the great American musical GYPSY, with performances from November 12-15 at the historic Snug Harbor Music Hall. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Will Not Move Forward at Universal PicturesBarbra Streisand's GYPSY Will Not Move Forward at Universal Pictures
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

As theater fans eagerly await the much talked about movie adaptation of GYPSY, starring Barbra Streisand in the iconic role of Mamma Rose, the project has suffered another setback, according to Deadline. (more...)

John Travolta to Play 'Herbie' Opposite Lady Gaga as 'Louise' in Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie?John Travolta to Play 'Herbie' Opposite Lady Gaga as 'Louise' in Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie?
by Jessica Khan - Oct 1, 2015

Casting for Barbra Streisand's new GYPSY film is starting to move beyond rumors and clandestine meetings. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2015

Is it finally Rose's turn? Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand's husband, actor James Brolin, just spoke to Extra about the likelihood of his wife's film remake of GYPSY getting the go-ahead. (more...)

John Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Opens at Barrington Stage TonightJohn Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Opens at Barrington Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, now through August 30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is tonight, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

John Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Begins Tonight at Barrington StageJohn Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Begins Tonight at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, from tonight, August 6, through August 30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

John Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next MonthJohn Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, from August 6-30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

New Theatre to Present THE WOMENNew Theatre to Present THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Written in 1936, this comedy about marital infidelity and revenge is still funny and relevant today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFallBWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jul 13, 2015

You will never in your life see a MAME like this one. It's a banquet of bliss. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens TonightPittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, tonight, July 10, through July 19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

getTV Pays Tribute to Rosalind Russell with 11-Film LineupgetTV Pays Tribute to Rosalind Russell with 11-Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

getTVhonors the legacy of actress Rosalind Russell with 11 of her finest films, every Thursday in June at 7 p.m. ET. The month-long roster includes the Howard Hawks' classic HIS GIRL FRIDAY (more...)

OH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 SeasonOH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSYBWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSY
by Jeff Davis - Mar 5, 2015

Ask any musical theater junkie what's the best musical of all time, and any worth their spit will answer with one word: Gypsy. The iconic show is highly regarded to this day with good reason. The score's infectious, the sets and costumes eye-catching, and the characters, particularly that of Mama Rose, are on par with those found in plays by Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams. Gypsy isn't just musical theater. It's a great American Drama, and all that the show can and should be comes to vivid life in The Playhouse's current production. (more...)

Richard LaGravenese on GYPSY Updates, Barbra's Age, and More!Richard LaGravenese on GYPSY Updates, Barbra's Age, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

It's been one of the most talked about (and most stalled) musical projects of the past few years. Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand has been working with Universal Pictures on a new big screen adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical GYPSY since 2011. This would be the third film of GYPSY having first been made in 1962 (starring Rosalind Russell) and then again in 1993 for television (starring Bette Midler). Screenwriter and THE LAST FIVE YEARS director Richard LaGravenese recently told Queerty.com that the screenplay has been finished since before Christmas. (more...)

GYPSY Movie Roundup - Everything We Know so Far!GYPSY Movie Roundup - Everything We Know so Far!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

It's been one of the most talked about (and most stalled) musical projects of the past few years. Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand has been working with Universal Pictures on a new big screen adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical GYPSY since 2011. This would be the third film of GYPSY having first been made in 1962 (starring Rosalind Russell) and then again in 1993 for television (starring Bette Midler). Do you think the film will ever come to fruition? Catch up on what we know about the project so far! (more...)

Novato Theater Co Presents Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery Thriller THE BAT Feb 6-Mar 1Novato Theater Co Presents Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery Thriller THE BAT Feb 6-Mar 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

?Novato Theater Company Stages Classic Mystery Thriller, Mary Roberts Rinehart's "The Bat," Feb. 6 - March 1. (more...)

Lake Worth Playhouse to Present MAME, Begin. 10/9Lake Worth Playhouse to Present MAME, Begin. 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Mame Dennis, whose famous motto is 'Life is a banquet and most poor sons of bitches are starving to death.'Her fabulous life with her wealthy friends is interrupted when the young son of her late brother arrives to live with her. They cope with the Depression in a series of adventures. Known for its lavish costumes and memorable songs, We Need a Little Christmas, It's Today, Bosom Buddies and of courseMame. (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic DirectorWilliam Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

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