PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Star in the Title Role of the Upcoming HBO Biopic "Madame Rose"? Readers Respond
23 Mar 2014
Earlier this week it was reported that "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman will direct and produce an HBO biopic about the life of overbearing stage mom Rose Hovick, who is also the central figure of the classic Broadway musical Gypsy. We wondered: Who should star as Rose in the upcoming HBO film "Madame Rose"?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Their responses follow:
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