It’s now up for grabs as to who really is more legendary in the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman‘s Hello, Dolly. Following in the footsteps of Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Bette Midler is now on Broadway in the title role.
Bette’s won an Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe and a Grammy, and is raking in the box office receipts with over $40 million in sales, to date.
But when Bette’s done who will replace the Divine Miss M? How about another A-list diva that knows the part already? Barbra Streisand. Our theater spies tell us that she La Streisand has been quietly talking to the producers about stepping into Bette’s shoes when her run is over.
Is it too good to be true? Rumor has it they might announce as soon as Monday, if they can cough up with the weekly salary, percentage of the gross and other demands that the famously, um, “difficult” Babs requires. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, watch.