RIALTO CHATTER: Glenn Close Possible for 50th Anniversary Revival of MAME?

Glenn Close may have dodged Broadway's 'BULLET' - but the Tony-winner could be set to take on the title role in the 50th anniversary revival of MAME.

According to Clyde Fitch Report, Close reportedly turned down the highly sought-after role of 'Helen Sinclair' in the upcoming stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, starring Zach Braff. As previously announced, Allen turned down stage legends Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters, both of who reportedly auditioned, and is now leaning towards casting Marin Mazzie, who took on the role in the recent readings of the production.

Close is allegedly Jerry Herman's top choice to take on the role in MAME, though no word on whether an official offer has been made, or if talks have even begun.

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On Broadway, Close has taken the stage in A Little Night Music, The Play What I Wrote, Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden, Benefactors, Barnum, The Crucifer of Blood, Rex, The Member of the Wedding, The Rules of the Game and Love for Love.

Close's upcoming projects are Lowdown, 5 to 7, The Grace That Keeps This World and Always on My Mind. Past film credits include The Stepford Wives, 101 and 102 Dalmatians, Tarzan, Air Force One, Paradise Road, Mars Attacks!, The House of the Spirits, Hamlet, Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction and many more. On television, Close has appeared in Damages and The Shield. She will also co-star in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

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