The Broadway musical, “Gypsy,” first hit the great white way with the matriarch of musicals, Ethel Merman in 1959. Ms. Merman had a voice that never needed any electronic enhancements. In her role as Mama Rose, she belted this role to make exclusively her own.  Few have been able to match.

A film of this hit show starred Rosalind Russell (whose singing was dubbed by another) materialized in 1962. The songs and storyline have proven successful with a number of revivals over the years, including Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters and more recently Patti LuPone.

However, talk around tinsel-town is that a remake of the film “Gypsy” is in talks and will star Barbra Streisand as Mama Rose. It has been 28 years, ever since “Yentl” Barbara has done a musical.

Arthur Laurents is slated to oversee production and happens to be the director of the original show with Ethel Merman, the movie, and three Broadway revivals. Barbara Streisand has worked with Laurents previously.  He directed “I Can Get It for You Wholesale,” the show featuring Barbara in her Broadway debut as a supporting actress.

Stardom came for Barbara Streisand when she obtained the lead on Broadway in “Funny Girl.” The movie version followed, and the rest, of course is history in her career. So, if all goes as schedule, and Barbara Streisand stars in the remake of “Gypsy,” then Ethel Merman met a true contender taking over the role of Mama Rose.

The character of Mama Rose always carried a large handbag around with her stuffing her children´s theatrical clippings, cutlery stolen from the Chinese restaurant, and sheet music within it. For all women who desire that much room in their handbags will crave for an authentic Prada Black Leather Tote Handbag.

Besides great functionality, this double handle shoulder or arm held bag spells super luxury and class. The pre-owned Prada handbag is in appealing grained black leather. The gold tone hardware is accented outside and within. The signature Prada logo is on the on the center front of this used tote and situated directly above the spacious zippered storage pocket. There is an additional credit card sized snap close pocket on the back and protective feet on the base.

The striking pre-owned Prada bag opens and closes on top with a hidden snap closure. Interior of the bag is lined in a soft fabric with leather trimming. It has one zipper pocket and a Prada logo tag in leather below the zipper pocket.

This authentic large size Prada leather tote fits all essentials without being overloaded. Mama Rose would be enthusiastic with this one every single day.

-Veronica