|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/02/2013|
Mo'Nique as Mama Rose
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/01/2013|
Rose - Gina Torres
Louise - Kat Graham
Herbie - Wendell Pierce
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/01/2013|
Patti Austin as Mama Rose
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/01/2013|
Someone will type "Audra McDonald" but Rose should NOT be a soprano.
I would have said Tonya Pinkins but her voice is not in a position to sing the score any more.
I'll plump for Lillias White.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/01/2013|
Tamar Braxton as Dainty June.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/01/2013|
What a non starter. The mothers at that kiddie show would have whooped Mama Roses ass for her antics, and the show would be over.
Some things just do not cross cultures.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/01/2013|
GYPSY is a "musical fable". Rose is hardly Eleanor Roosevelt.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/01/2013|
Speaking of non-traditional casting, I would love to have seen Pat Suzuki as Mama Rose. She had a hell of a voice, and personality to burn.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/01/2013|
Patti Labelle for Rose?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/01/2013|
R11, it is a "Musical Fable" to keep the sister, June Havoc, from suing. Don't confuse a disclaimer with fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/01/2013|
If Patti LaBelle played Rose they'd have to cut the non-Rose numbers just to finish the show on time.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/01/2013|
Jill Scott might be fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/01/2013|
How does LaChanze sound these days?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/01/2013|
Rihanna might actually be well cast as Louise.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/01/2013|
No, Tevin Campbell is Louise.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/01/2013|
Octavia Spencer as Rose
Kerry Washington as Gypsy
Willow Smith as Dainty June
Craig Robinson as Herbie
Taye Diggs as Tulsa
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/01/2013|
Loretta Devine and Viveca Fox as the strippers
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/01/2013|
Amandla Stenberg as Dainty June
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/01/2013|
Johnny Gill as Herbie.
Maxwell as Tulsa.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/01/2013|
Stephanie Mills as Rose.
Little people as the remaining cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/01/2013|
Sounds ghastly. Wasn't the white one bad enough?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/01/2013|
Terri White as Mazeppa.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/01/2013|
Tulsa has only one number, but it's a show-stopper!
We need someone sensational enough but not too much of a star to accept such a part.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/01/2013|
Will Smith's kids get to have any part they want and don't call it nepotism. They are special.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/01/2013|
[quote] We need someone sensational enough but not too much of a star to accept such a part.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/01/2013|
Def. Lillias White.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/01/2013|
Cynthia Erivo (Whoopi in the London Color Purple) would be a lovely Louise, though she is tiny.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/01/2013|
Nell Carter as Rose
Lola Falana as Gypsy
Kim Fields as Dainty June
LL Cool J as Herbie
Ben Vereen as Tulsa
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/01/2013|
Katherine Jackson as Rose
Joe Jackson as Pop, Mr Granzinger, Uncle Jocko etc.
Janet Jackson as Louise
LaToya Jackson as June
Cheyenne Jackson as Tulsa
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/01/2013|
I've wracked my brains. I cannot come up with a really viable cast that could do the job. .. Most of the posts here amount to "wouldn't it be gay,if..." .. Not grounded in reality at all. Wrong show, wrong music, wrong people. .. It would be easier to cast an all-white "Porgy and Bess".
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/01/2013|
Lillias White is an unreasonable suggestion? Tonya Pinkins?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/01/2013|
Gabby Sidoube as the entire cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/01/2013|
Leslie Uggams for Mama Rose, and then she could forget all the lyrics.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/01/2013|
Seriously could Queen Latifah bring it off? she could just about sing it and she's butch enough to play a no-nonsense Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/01/2013|
Can Monique sing? After seeing what she did in Precious, I know she could act the shit out of it.
Queen Latifah could be an interesting choice. I can see her playing it a lot like Tyne Daly did, who, acting wise, was my favorite Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/01/2013|
Get another hat for the baby! Get another hat for the baby! ... Get another hat for the baby... 23 Skidooo!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/01/2013|
I'm not so sure Latifah could sing it. But not being able to sing it didn't harm Tyne Daly.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/01/2013|
Latifah can neither act or sing.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/01/2013|
r44 = CZJ
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/01/2013|
Wendy Williams as one of the strippers.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/01/2013|
Jaden Smith as everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/01/2013|
Gary Coleman as Agnes.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/01/2013|
Taraji P Henson for Rose
Akika Noni Rose for June
Michael K Williams for Herbie
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/01/2013|
Jennifer Lewis - Rose
David Alan Greer -Herbie
Azelea Banks - Gypsy
Janelle Monae - Gypsy
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/01/2013|
Yes, Jenifer (one n) Lewis would be perfect. I could picture her face and demeanor but couldn't remember her name.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/01/2013|
Brandy - Louise.
I like the Jenifer Lewis suggestion
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/01/2013|
The things you old folks come up with.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/01/2013|
Then of course there is Oprah as Mama Rose...
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/01/2013|
Jenifer Lewis is brilliant casting.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/01/2013|
Lewis did Dolly somewhere. They might go for her as Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/01/2013|
Let's do it!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/01/2013|
Louise: Sheri Sheppard
Baby June: Gabourey Sidibe
Herbie: Andre Leon Talley
Miss Mazeppa: Anna Wintour in blackface and a fat suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/01/2013|
How about the Weather Girls as the strippers for that cast, r58?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/01/2013|
One of the Weather Girls is dead. But she might still do it - ring her agent.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/01/2013|
Tyler Perry is ROSE!
Rihanna = LOUISE!
Eddie Murphy = HERBIE!
Chris Brown = TULSA!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/01/2013|
Eddie Murphy will only do it if Cillian Murphy plays one of the strippers. The other strippers also have to be the "tuck" type.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/01/2013|
Can Angela Bassett sing? I've always loved her, but after AHS:Coven, I bet she can do anything so she's my Rose.
I'd pay anything to see Loretta Devine play Tessie or Electra. She'd also be a great Miss Cratchit .
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/01/2013|
I don't think Basset can sing, but if Lifetime do a black GYPSY, she could do it with a dubber. I'm sure Kelly Price is available.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/01/2013|
Kelly fucking PRICE???? Oh HELLZ nawww!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/01/2013|
Too bad she's left the "Small World", Butterfly McQueen would have been a toreadorable Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/01/2013|
Well no one too famous would agree to dub Bassett without onscreen credit.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/01/2013|
Vanessa Williams as Rose
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/01/2013|
Sweet Brown as Mazeppa/Rose understudy. T Boz as Electra, Nene Leakes as The Butterfly, Khloe Kardashian as Miss Crathitt (she is black right?), Whoopi Goldberg as Mr. Goldstone/Jacko, Germaine Jackson as Rose's father, Nicki Minaj as Baby June, Lil Mama as the Balloon Girl, Wendy Williams as The Cow.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/01/2013|
Mo'Nique as Caroline
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/01/2013|
Mostly silliness here, but Queen Latifah would be wonderful, I think!
Dule Hill as Herbie, and the three original Dreamgirls ladies as the strippers!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/01/2013|
[quote]Leslie Uggams for Mama Rose, and then she could forget all the lyrics.
"Everything's hucka be jeepers, for you and for ME!"
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/02/2013|
I agree with Vanessa Williams as Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/02/2013|
Jenifer Lewis or Taraji P Henson as Rose
Anika Noni Rose as Louise
Rhiannon as Dainty June
David Allen Grier as Herbie
Michael K Williams as Tulsa
Viveca Fox as Mazeppa
Dionne Warwick as Mr.Goldstone
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/02/2013|
Jimmie Walker as Tessie Tura.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/02/2013|
In all seriousness, I think Gladys Knight could do the role serious justice. She still has an amazing set of pipes.
I also second Jenifer Lewis. Very underrated actress and singer.
Barbra should seriously think about doing something different if she gets to direct. Enough with the vanity projects.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/02/2013|
Up next: An all-white version of "The Wiz."
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/02/2013|