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With Bette Midler currently tearing up the boards nightly in the title role in “Hello Dolly,” can a Streisand return to the Broadway stage be far behind?
That’s the question that was on everyone’s lips at Monday’s memorial service for theater tycoon James Nederlander on Monday. According to the New York Daily News, Marty Erlichman, Streisand’s longtime manager, wrote in the program for the memorial that Gabs has always wanted to play Broadway’s Palace Theater, which is owned by the Nederlander Organization.
“The only thing I was never able to conclude with him was Barbra playing the Palace in New York City,” Erlichman wrote. “But who knows – now that all of this is in the more than capable hands of Jimmy Jr., it might happen. We’ve been talking!”
“I would love for it to occur, for I know Jimmy Sr. would be looking down and smiling,” Erlichman wrote.
Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but even if the theater gods smile on Streisand performing at The Palace, the run will be far from imminent. Currently home to the revival of “Sunset Boulevard” starring Glenn Close, The 104-year-old landmarked Palace Theater is slated for a $2 billion renovation that will raise the theater nearly 30 feet in the air to make room for prime Times Square retail space.