Lady Gaga confirmed for "A Star is Born"

gypsy101 Profile Photogypsy101 Profile Photo
gypsy101
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/22/13
Lady Gaga confirmed for "A Star is Born"#2
Posted: 8/16/16 at 6:11pm

I'm nervous for this. I think she's a fantastic singer. I haven't seen enough of her acting to truly judge it. I hope this goes well!

"Contentment, it seems, simply happens. It appears accompanied by no bravos and no tears."
Huss417 Profile PhotoHuss417 Profile Photo
Huss417
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
Lady Gaga confirmed for #3
Posted: 8/16/16 at 6:56pm

For a minute I thought you meant a Broadway Show.

"I hope your Fanny is bigger than my Peter." Mary Martin to Ezio Pinza opening night of Fanny.
Jshan05 Profile PhotoJshan05 Profile Photo
Jshan05
Broadway Star
joined:10/2/14
Broadway Star
joined:
10/2/14
Lady Gaga confirmed for #4
Posted: 8/16/16 at 7:35pm

While I love Gaga, I wish they had gone for someone with more acting experience. I think Cynthia Erivo would have been perfect in the role, but then again I think she would be perfect for most things.

BrodyFosse123 Profile PhotoBrodyFosse123 Profile Photo
BrodyFosse123
Broadway Legend
joined:2/27/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/27/06
Lady Gaga confirmed for #5
Posted: 8/16/16 at 7:38pm

Looking forward to seeing Lady Gaga make her Broadway debut in this.  Bradley Cooper making 2 debuts: director and singing in a musical.   

 

Any idea when previews are expected and if they're doing an out-of-town tryout?   

TotallyEffed Profile PhotoTotallyEffed Profile Photo
TotallyEffed
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/29/07
Lady Gaga confirmed for #6
Posted: 8/16/16 at 7:40pm

This is a film, people.

IdinaBellFoster Profile PhotoIdinaBellFoster Profile Photo
IdinaBellFoster
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/5/06
Lady Gaga confirmed for #7
Posted: 8/16/16 at 7:41pm

I think Brody was being sarcastic. 

This is much more appealing than the Clint Eastwood/Beyoncé match up. 

"Oh look at the time, three more intelligent plays just closed and THE ADDAMS FAMILY made another million dollars" -Jackie Hoffman, Broadway.com Audience Awards
Jshan05 Profile PhotoJshan05 Profile Photo
Jshan05
Broadway Star
joined:10/2/14
Broadway Star
joined:
10/2/14
Lady Gaga confirmed for #8
Posted: 8/16/16 at 7:48pm

I, too, knew it was a film...but it would be nice to actually get someone with both legit acting and singing chops. I'll be interested to see how it plays out!

Jeffrey Karasarides Profile PhotoJeffrey Karasarides Profile Photo
Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Legend
joined:11/27/11
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/27/11
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#9
Posted: 8/16/16 at 7:55pm

Considering how it's called A Star is Born, it probably would've been a perfect opportunity for a newcomer. Even though Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand weren't exactly newcomers when they did their film versions.

South Fl Marc Profile PhotoSouth Fl Marc Profile Photo
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/23/04
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#10
Posted: 8/16/16 at 8:01pm

They could have done some really interesting things with this remake to make it different. They could have made the older star a woman and the young star in the making a man. They could have made it a gay couple. Dragging out this time worn plot and doing it the same way seems boring and unnecessary.

Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
jomilo21
Understudy
joined:11/12/14
Understudy
joined:
11/12/14
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#11
Posted: 8/16/16 at 8:02pm

Um Lady Gaga's whole life is acting- for those who say they don't think she'd be a good actress she has one heck of a performance going the last decade. Acting Grad from Julliard I think...

MichelleCraig Profile PhotoMichelleCraig Profile Photo
MichelleCraig
Broadway Star
joined:5/28/14
Broadway Star
joined:
5/28/14
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#12
Posted: 8/16/16 at 8:05pm

So no Gaga for Barbra's GYPSY...for a while.

FANtomFollies Profile PhotoFANtomFollies Profile Photo
FANtomFollies
Broadway Star
joined:4/5/12
Broadway Star
joined:
4/5/12
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#13
Posted: 8/16/16 at 8:46pm

While I'm cautiously interested in this - she does have legit acting experience - in fact she won a Golden Globe for her performance in American Horror Story last season. I think if they tailor the role for her a bit and the direction is good this could be quite good.....then again it could just as easily be a disaster :)

broadwayboy223
Broadway Legend
joined:7/2/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/2/14
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#14
Posted: 8/16/16 at 9:03pm

MichelleCraig said: "So no Gaga for Barbra's GYPSY...for a while.

 

"

I think Barbra moved on from Gaga. In the At The Ballet video im pretty sure she mentioned interviewing Daisy Ridley for Gypsy 

Sally Durant Plummer Profile PhotoSally Durant Plummer Profile Photo
Sally Durant Plummer
Broadway Legend
joined:8/15/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/15/13
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#15
Posted: 8/16/16 at 9:07pm

She went to NYU and studied in the Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW), if I'm not mistaken. 

This is very exciting. As someone who doesn't care much for pop music, I have always loved Lady Gaga. I think she is a creative genius and extremely talented. I only wish they would keep "The Man That Got Away" from the original. I would love to hear her take on it. 

If this does well, I hope a Broadway debut is in the near future. Funny Girl, anyone?

"Sticks and stones, sister. Here, have a Valium." - Patti LuPone, a Memoir
RippedMan Profile PhotoRippedMan Profile Photo
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/05
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#16
Posted: 8/16/16 at 9:18pm

She did Tisch at NYU but dropped out. I think she'd be great. After seeing Barbra on Saturday, I think Lady Gaga is the only current star, of my generation, that I could see sort of doing what Streisand has done. I don't think she has that certain quality to her though that Barbra has. 

RippedMan Profile PhotoRippedMan Profile Photo
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/05
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#17
Posted: 8/16/16 at 9:18pm

She did Tisch at NYU but dropped out. I think she'd be great. After seeing Barbra on Saturday, I think Lady Gaga is the only current star, of my generation, that I could see sort of doing what Streisand has done. I don't think she has that certain quality to her though that Barbra has. 

10086sunset
Broadway Legend
joined:2/8/16
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/8/16
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#18
Posted: 8/16/16 at 10:04pm

She's going to slay this...

She will absolutely own this...

icecreambenjamin Profile Photoicecreambenjamin Profile Photo
icecreambenjamin
Broadway Legend
joined:6/7/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/7/14
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#19
Posted: 8/16/16 at 10:07pm

I've been waiting for a good broadway project for her.  She's a fantastic performer with a powerful voice.  She'd make a phenomenal Evita.

darquegk Profile Photodarquegk Profile Photo
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/5/09
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#20
Posted: 8/16/16 at 10:14pm

For her unique voice, which has the same jazz-meets-rock quality David Bowie had, I'd like to hear her sing the David Bowie/George Michael arrangement of "Wild is the Wind."

10086sunset
Broadway Legend
joined:2/8/16
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/8/16
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#21
Posted: 8/16/16 at 10:36pm

icecreambenjamin said: "I've been waiting for a good broadway project for her.  She's a fantastic performer with a powerful voice.  She'd make a phenomenal Evita.

"

Completely agree with this...Would love to see her play Evita.

RippedMan Profile PhotoRippedMan Profile Photo
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/05
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#22
Posted: 8/16/16 at 10:38pm

Is Funny Girl not an option for her? I mean, not to put her in another Barbra vehicle, but she would kill that score. And I don't know anyone else that could possibly make it an event like her. Although, Mueller would be pretty stellar too.

TotallyEffed Profile PhotoTotallyEffed Profile Photo
TotallyEffed
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/29/07
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#23
Posted: 8/17/16 at 12:44am

Gaga was in CAP21, not ETW.

Sally Durant Plummer Profile PhotoSally Durant Plummer Profile Photo
Sally Durant Plummer
Broadway Legend
joined:8/15/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/15/13
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#24
Posted: 8/17/16 at 1:55am

Thanks for the correction! I totally forgot about Cap21.

"Sticks and stones, sister. Here, have a Valium." - Patti LuPone, a Memoir
Broadwayhunk Profile PhotoBroadwayhunk Profile Photo
Broadwayhunk
Stand-by
joined:5/22/10
Stand-by
joined:
5/22/10
Lady Gaga confirmed for A STAR IS BORN#25
Posted: 8/17/16 at 2:13am

Highly doubtful that Lady G would deign to come to Broadway for any vehicle after dipping her painted toes in Hollywood.