Lady Gaga

I'm not a Broadway gay, not even a musicals gay particularly by any means, but I don't know why I keep thinking that a play where she is 100% hands-on and lets loose completely would be sort of... amazing? I also suppose I could just be intrigued by a medium I'm not entirely familiar with, but I remember looking up some plays she mentioned when she was asked about what her favorites were during the press tour for House of Gucci and thinking she could do something that is left-field enough if those were her reference points. I also keep remembering her saying something along the lines of wanting to play Mary Magdalene. I don't know how messy this is, but maybe tying a Broadway musical to its soundtrack album (or viceversa, making a play out of an album) also sounds like an interesting idea. All of this, obviously, if she absolutely must go down that route.
She's in such high demand with big production films that she'll probably only go the Broadway route when she needs a pivot or ends up writing a musical like she talked about. She's getting $10 million for the Joker movie, and that's not Broadway money. You've gotta move where the iron's hot.
I definitely don't think it's because they wouldn't pay her enough. She knew there would be intense interest and scrutiny with it being the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl and it would be a good chance to get a Tony nod. COVID delayed the tour for the best and then the timing of things probably clashed.
The Sun can reveal the Bad Romance singer is deep in talks to return to Las Vegas for a second residency.

While she is yet to sign on the dotted line, talks are said to be in advance stages with potential shows kicking off late 2023.

I don't think this is a surprise since we already knew it was coming

But I believe starting late 2023 would make a lot of sense considering her schedule. Perched to see the inevitable upgrade from Enigma.