Lady Gaga is a woman of many talents. Besides being an internationally-recognized, bestselling, award-winning singer/songwriter and producing albums like The Fame and Joanne, she has recently made a name for herself as an actress, starring alongside Bradley Cooper in the most recent remake of the classic movie A Star Is Born.
Now, she might be making her debut on Broadway!
Rosie O’Donnell announced she would be starring alongside the singer in a revival of the popular musical Funny Girl.
— HuffPost UK Entertainment (@HuffPostUKEnt) October 8, 2018
Of course, plenty of people are beyond excited at the prospect.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, so fans are doing their best to curb their enthusiasm.
Omg omg omg is this real?! I’m tingling all over https://t.co/uO8BPX03iB
— Alexis Michelle (@AlexisLives) October 8, 2018
The 56-year-old comedian, actress, and author said that Gaga would give a modern touch to Fanny Brice, the role Barbra Streisand became known for after playing Brice in both the musical production and the 1968 film adaptation.
Rosie would be playing Fanny’s mother, Rose Brice.
This would be the second time Gaga has taken on a role Streisand made famous, as Streisand starred in A Star Is Born in 1976.
Gaga hasn’t confirmed these rumors, making some reluctant to believe the big news:
Until I hear it from Mother's mouth, I ain't believe this “L. Gaga is heading to Broadway” business.
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) October 8, 2018
Others don’t believe Gaga would be suited for the role, and that Glee actress Lea Michele would be a better fit. Michele has been on Broadway before in shows such as Spring Awakening and has performed the iconic song “Don’t Rain on My Parade” several times, including on Glee and live at the Tony Awards. Michele also performed “My Man” from Funny Girl in front of Streisand at the Grammy’s MusiCares Benefit in 2011.
Michele has called the singer, songwriter, and actress her idol, and some believe the two sound and look alike.
But other people are excited by the thought of Gaga on Broadway: