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Rosie O’Donnell has plans to be on Broadway and off it very soon.

Recently O’Donnell announced a production of “Babes in Arms” for the Great White Way, but that won’t arrive for some time.

The bigger news is that she will likely be in the opening cast of Nora Ephron’s six woman, Off Broadway production of her comedy, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” when it premieres this fall off Broadway.

“Love Loss” had a trial run last February at the Daryl Roth Theater near Union Square. Joy Behar and Marian Seldes were in that cast. The night I saw it, Marlo Thomas was in the audience.There was talk that Christine Baranski had already asked to be in the opening official cast.

In fact, “Love Loss” should be the new “Vagina Monologues,” with star actresses clamoring to be included in the rotating casts. Imagine all the Ephron movie ladies lined up for chances, from Meg Ryan and Julie Kavner to Meryl Streep and Amy Adams from her about to be released “Julie and Julia.”

Meantime, Rosie’s appearance should bring the show the needed publicity for a big opening. (Hey ‘ how about Rosie and her old “View” mates reunited for a months’ run?) O’Donnell will stay busy until then. She and pal Cyndi Lauper hit the road beginning July 30th for a summer tour. Rosie opens the night with her ferociously funny stand up comedy act ‘ not to be missed.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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