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  • Gaga and fanny 10/08/2018  2:05pm

    Any other fellow Jews a little like... non Jewish fanny brice... yea yea I know some people feel Judaism I is just a religion but for fanny and Jews during that time it certainly was more than that. No I won’t be writing hate mail or trying to shut down the production but like I’m allowed to be heard if everyone else bitches. That being said I’m sure she will win a tony.

    wontsingbeforenoon

    Lady Gaga's bankable and can do the job, so let her get on with it. As it happens I'm sure she can relate; like the Irish, Jews and Italians faced a lot of similar prejudice in the early 1900s, being seen by the Establishment as irremediably foreign and unassimilable due to religion and background.

    Albert Einstein and Meyer Lansky, Enrico Fermi and Al Capone. Two sides of two coins- let Lady Gaga do her job.

    Ron Gielgud 10/08/2018  3:30pm

    "like the Irish, Jews and Italians faced a lot of similar prejudice in the early 1900s"

    Um, no. Yes, we all experienced prejudice. But... things tipped into unsimilar during the 1930s and 40s. Please don't say there was anything similar to that.

    notaproblem 10/08/2018  3:51pm

    Seems that most Jewish roles are not played by Jewish people but I always feel like we can't complain. The entire Jewish family on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (a show very much about Jewish people at that time and place) is not Jewish.

    cm12 10/08/2018  5:13pm

    I’m disappointed it wasn’t a tried and true broadway actress but she’s a strong choice in my opinion. The show isn’t going to be revived without a big star. I’m part of the tribe myself, I think nitpicking this role is foolish.

    Icanseeyou 10/08/2018  5:14pm

    Lady Gaga would be awesome. She dropped out of the MT BFA program to do her thing. Also, she is hoping for a T to go in her EGOT after she wins an Oscar (don't laugh) for Star Is Born. She's making Babs crazyyyy!

    whattheheck 10/08/2018  5:56pm

    I adore Gaga and I’m positive she will be outstanding.

    That said, her Italian nose is big enough to pass as Jewish but people who look like Eva Peron shouldn’t play her because they didn’t grow up speaking Spanish?

    We’re all double standards over here. Let’s admit to it.

    FierceConversations 10/08/2018  7:35pm

    Exactly. People would flip if she was cast as Eva but as Fanny? Nope. And all the arguments people use on why “white people” or even “Italians” can’t play Eva like: language/ shared cultural history/ oppression doesn’t apply to this ethnic Jewish role which is a real person who spoke Yiddish, strong cultural ties and racial oppression that is very deeply rooted in both physical appearance and beliefs.

    As someone who believes a white Italian catholic has a right to play Evita, I believe a white Italian Catholic has the right to play fanny. (Would I rather a Jew? Sure) but people need to be aware of this hypocrisy. Which is what I wanted to draw attention to.

    wontsingbeforenoon 10/08/2018  9:53pm

    Wow... The Jewish religion is one that is passed ethnically... Gaga isn’t Jewish. How is this any different than (insert Latino/Black role here)?

    Gaga doesn’t even look like Fanny. But you know who she looks like? Eva Peron. A women who isn’t ethnically far off from Gaga.

    Mr. Noodles 10/09/2018  2:33am

    It's called a double-standard. Race-conscious casting only goes one way. Though, to be fair, wouldn't you also want to be able to play Italian parts?

    actor1 10/09/2018  4:25am

    Are you all F***ing insane. B’ way is a business. She would score huge sale on Broadway and make a ton of Money and bring sooooo much press for us. Not to mention, if she does the play many other actors will get long paying jobs. She will also bring people into seats that might never have ever have gone to Broadway. They might become new paying members of audiences and replace the dying ancient members. Time to open the doors and let a little air in folks. Come out of your bubble and join earth.

    even faker name 10/09/2018  7:35am

    No one is saying she shouldn’t play it. We are merely pointing out the hypocrisy of opinions when it comes to CERTAIN casting.

    wontsingbeforenoon 10/09/2018  10:20am

    so slightly off topic but is lea michele throwing a fit somewhere lol

    interestingnamehere 10/09/2018  12:09pm

    Probs but hopefully her wedding will keep her occupied

    wontsingbeforenoon 10/09/2018  12:28pm

    Someone should give that Gaga biatch a mirror!

    10/10/2018  5:15am