Ben Platt to Star in New Ryan Murphy Netflix Series

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So it's not a "musical" show (along the lines of Glee), but Mr. Platt is expected to sing in it? Wondering how that will work into the story line.

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I’m not a huge Ryan Murphy fan but anything with Ben and potentially Paltrow and Babs I have to give a shot. 

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The best Paltrow has been in years was on Glee. You could just see how much fun she was having. Even with just her and Platt it sounds great, but add Babs and it could be incredible.

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Fabulous news- Barbra and Platt- and Paltrow- can't wait.

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I hope he wears a striped shirt in the pilot.

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I'd guess this removes the hope anyone has of him being Mark in RENT LIVE. 

 

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mulligan3 said: "I'd guess this removes the hope anyone has of him being Mark in RENT LIVE.

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Not necessarily. 

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Platt haters, please check one:
1/ His father got him the job
2/ He’ll just play a variation of Evan
3/ It will fail. He’s just a one hit wonder.
4/ His voice will ruin any song
5/ He’s ugly.

Also, Barbra will only sign on if she’s playing Ben’s sassy younger sister.
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I hate the title.

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smidge said: "Platt haters, please check one:
1/ His father got him the job
2/ He’ll just play a variation of Evan
3/ It will fail. He’s just a one hit wonder.
4/ His voice will ruin any song
5/ He’s ugly.

Also, Barbra will only sign on if she’s playing Ben’s sassy younger sister.
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Just one? Impossible to choose! 

Streisand will be directing some episodes? So we can expect to see the series in 10 years?

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What about Streisand's GYPSY? (not!)

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EthelMae said: "What about Streisand's GYPSY? (not!)"

I hope that idea is killed for good.

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I'm definitely interested in the cast. I have no idea what this show could be about or how anyone could be singing in it.
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IMDB announced that Streisand and Paltrow are definites for the series...

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Streisand has been a 'definite' for many projects - most notably GYPSY and even DROWSY CHAPERONE movie - none of which ever became a reality. I hope this happens....

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Well, pretty sure they can lock Paltrow, considering she's engaged to Falchuk.

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I just looked it up on IMDb and it says for Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow (rumored). Not sure if that's an update or it was always like that. I would imagine that to get a two-season guarantee there must be some likelihood that it will happen.
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smidge said: "Platt haters, please check one:
1/ His father got him the job
2/ He’ll just play a variation of Evan
3/ It will fail. He’s just a one hit wonder.
4/ His voice will ruin any song
5/ He’s ugly.

Also, Barbra will only sign on if she’s playing Ben’s sassy younger sister.
"

This does comically capture most of the criticism here directed towards Ben, haha.

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smidge said: "Platt haters, please check one:
1/ His father got him the job
2/ He’ll just play a variation of Evan
3/ It will fail. He’s just a one hit wonder.
4/ His voice will ruin any song
5/ He’s ugly.

Also, Barbra will only sign on if she’s playing Ben’s sassy younger sister.
"

sh*tty cynicism surrounding a project that we know very little about is what keeps me coming back to BWW day after day. Thanks for your insight!

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Barbra Streisand's husband, actor James Brolin, is in the ensemble of the CBS series LIFE IN PIECES, now in its 3rd season.  He plays the patriarch of the Short family alongside 2-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest as the matriarch.  Streisand is a regular visitor to the set so I'm sure watching the process plus all the positive accolades actors have regarding working for and with Ryan Murphy has made her agree to working in this series as an actress.  Streisand likes to direct her personal projects.  She loves being directed on other's projects so this assumption that she needs full control of everything she is involved with is idiotic.  

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Lot666 said: "So it's not a "musical" show (along the lines of Glee), but Mr. Platt is expected to sing in it? Wondering how that will work into the story line."

That's what I was wondering as well, but I'm still willing to give it a shot.

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TheGingerBreadMan said: "smidge said: "Platt haters, please check one:
1/ His father got him the job
2/ He’ll just play a variation of Evan
3/ It will fail. He’s just a one hit wonder.
4/ His voice will ruin any song
5/ He’s ugly.

Also, Barbra will only sign on if she’s playing Ben’s sassy younger sister.
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sh*tty cynicism surrounding a project that we know very little about is what keeps me coming back to BWW day after day. Thanks for your insight!
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How, in any way, is this considered cynicism?

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With all the unnecessary, vitriolic Ben hater's abounding, how did you people ever neglect to mention his chronic farting problem?
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With all the unnecessary, vitriolic Ben hater's abounding, how did you people ever neglect to mention his chronic farting problem?

There are some Tweets out there from a few P.A.'s at The Grammy's that this was an issue many were talking about during dress rehearsals and the actual broadcast night.  Ben Platt knows how to make a rumbling wherever he goes.  I also heard this was brought up during the taping of his WILL & GRACE appearance and Megan Mullally did a hilarious Instagram Story about it during their rehearsals.