Rosie To Star In “Babes In Arms”

odonnell_rosie_04Plans are afoot for a Broadway revival of 1937 Rodgers and Hart tuner “Babes in Arms” to star Rosie O’Donnell. Randy Skinner, recently Tony-nommed as choreographer of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” is attached to helm and choreograph the production, which has a new book by Joe DiPietro (“Memphis”). O’Donnell’s a stalwart supporter of Broadway, so it’s good to have her back (and I hope she’s a little less aggressive with the media than she was when she produced the brilliant but unlucky “Taboo.”) Still, even in this new version of “Babes in Arms” O’Donnell plays a chorus girl (perhaps retired). Isn’t that a stretch?

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