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Just before the Battle, mother, I am thinking most of you

Battle CryThose of you looking forward to enjoying a Broadway play based on the life of Kathleen Battle, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, will have to go on waiting. The ostensible producer of this project, Roland Scahill, has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny and scheming to defraud.

  • Krunoslav

    As I posted in the wrong place:

    Who was to play Carol Vaness? Frank Lopardo? Joseph Volpe? Peter Gelb? The man driving the car too fast prompting her to call her agent three time zones away?

    • armerjacquino

      Jennifer Garner, Matt leBlanc, Danny de Vito, Kevin Spacey, Steve Carell.

      • Krunoslav

        The way I heard the anecdote about her calling the agent in NYC about the chauffeur in California, more likely Cuba Gooding than Steve Carrell. The others good, though.

  • Meryl Streep is going to play all of those parts.

    • elsewhere1010

      Including Battle.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor

    I’m still wondering if the mouse in her hotel room during her recent concert out west was planted there by someone or just part of the maison.

    • MWnyc

      I didn’t hear about that one. Tell, tell!

  • kennedet

    I could be dead wrong but I find it difficult to believe that Battle’s life will ever appear on stage, film or anywhere else for that matter while she is breathing. I think it will be delayed at every turn by her agent, her lawyer, suits, etc. It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not. Also, charges of racism will probably be thrown into the mix. Remember she still has a lot of fans and they show up at her concerts.

    That being said: Donald Trump might be the next President of the Unites States, so anything can happen!!