July 13, 2024
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
It looks like those plans to star Barbra Streisand in a rename of the film “Gypsy” are going on hold. Warner Bros. no longer wants to undertake the project.

However, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky notes, a different sort of lavish production could be on Broadway within a month when the lavish staging on the newly streamlined “Spiderman” finally opens.

It’s been a hard job getting this show ready. However, Sokolsky says, that always seems to be the case of remakes. And, he adds, it can be extremely tough on the actors.

He cites as example Tom Skerritt and Steve Weber. They starred in TV remakes of “High Noon” and “The Shining.” But they’ve been quickly forgotten and are still in the shadows of Gary Cooper and Jack Nicholson.
Episode Date: March 17, 2011
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