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Meryl Streep Wants to Return to Broadway in Something New: 'I'm Looking Around'


FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant hits theaters this Friday, August 12, 2016. Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Nina Arianda also star.

Earlier today, BWW participated in a press conference for the film, featuring panelists Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and director Stephen Frears. Asked if she, like her character, is anxious to get back on a Broadway stage, Streep replied "I'd like to do something on stage, but I don't want to do a revival. I want to do something new." She teased, "So I'm looking around!"

She went on to share her idea to shake things up over at the Tony-winning musical HAMILTON. "I would like to see Hamilton with all the men's parts cast as women and all the women singing about who they love, cast as men. That would be revolutionary-truly revolutionary!"

Click here to read more highlights from today's press conference!

Directed by Stephen Frears and written by Nicholas Martin, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of BECOMING a great singer. THE VOICE she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

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