Meryl Wants To Do Something New

streepdownloadPlaybill reports: ‘In the upcoming film “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which hits theatres August 12, Meryl Streep plays a not-so talented opera singer dying to sing at Carnegie Hall. So we asked her what she is dying to do onstage. “I’d like to do something onstage, but I don’t want to do a revival.” “I want to do something new, so I’m looking around.” And, if it were to come to the megahit musical “Hamilton,” she’d want to see it gender-reversed before taking it on. ( The actress previously sang from the musical at the 2016 Women in the World Summit.) “I would like to see Hamilton with all the men’s parts cast as women and all the women, singing about who they love, cast as men,” she said. “That would be revolutionary—truly revolutionary.” It would have to be age-blind casting, too: There are no roles in “Hamilton” for someone as old as Streep.

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