Flockhart, Nolte Consider Stage Stopovers

Ally McBeal's Calista Flockhart may be hanging up her '90s micro-minis by bebe and replacing them at least for the summer with a wardrobe more reminiscent of pre-World War II.

Variety reports that Flockhart may star in an off-Broadway revival of John van Druten's I Am a Camera, the lesser known of two productions based on Christopher Isherwood's The Berlin Stories, which was more prominently adapted for stage as Cabaret.

Flockhart left a production of Three Sisters to accept the part of Ally, and is said to be eager to return to the New York stage. She found a happy medium recently when shooting Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The movie, also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Klein, and Rupert Everett, opens May 7.

With a best actor Oscar nomination for his work in Affliction, both Broadway and Hollywood are wooing Nick Nolte for upcoming productions. According to Variety, Nolte is being sought as the lead in The Unexpected Man on the Great White Way, while Merchant Ivory Pictures wants him for the new James Ivory film The Golden Bowl.

Unexpected centers on the interior monologues of a novelist and his longtime admirer debating whether or not to talk to one another during a train trip. Although Nolte initially sent word to producers that he was interested in portraying the novelist, his agent says he's mulling the offer over and weighing it against cinematic projects.

The Golden Bowl, according to Variety, is an adaptation of a Henry James novel about a wealthy American widower and his daughter who both discover her husband is having an affair. Production is expected to begin in England this summer, around the same time Unexpected is scheduled to open.