Following her interesting and semi-memorable wardrobe appearance at the 2010 Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga has announced that she will expand her repertoire beyond pop music to play the challenging role of Lady Macbeth on London's West End this spring.
Though Gaga's publicist and agent advised her not to shift attention away from her successful music career, she apparently insisted on showing another side to her boundless talents. "The Lady wants to do Shakespeare, what else can I say", comments Gaga's publicist Harry Bawlsek. "I dunno how successful she will be sporting that thick New Jersey accent, but we'll see".
Insiders to the Gaga camp think there may be another motive to Gaga's interest in Macbeth. Close friend and hair extension specialist, Cindy Kantspel says, "She saw a few scenes from Macbeth on a cable station and said she likes the clothes".
London's Macbeth producer, Aaron Daheddston accepts the risk of failure with Gaga in the Lady Macbeth role. "There is a slight chance she's just interested in the opulent wardrobe that comes with the part", says Daheddston. "but we can't ignore the fact that her popularity will draw new interest to Shakespeare, even if that means she bails early with all the clothes".
"They are certainly better than the trash can liners, glittered t-shirt and wire hoop gowns she has been wearing", says Kantspel. "Maybe the public will stop bashing her clothes and concentrate on her deeply moving lyrics. Pa-pa-pa poker face, pa-pa poker face". Kantspel wipes a small tear from her left eye. "The song gets me every time".