Jesse ‘The Musical’ Ventura

Well, what was Auntie Mame but an overbearing, bull-headed force of nature? If a musical worked for her life, then why not Jesse “The Body” Ventura’s? Why not, indeed, says producer Pierre Cossette who, according to today’s Daily Variety, is planning an all-singing, all-dancing Broadway show about the ex-wrestler turned Minnesota governor turned (as of today) guest star on CBS soap “The Young & the Restless.”

The Ventura show will “be a combination [of] ‘Rocky’ and ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,'” Cossette tells Variety’s Army Archerd.

If you think Cossette’s threats are idle, consider he’s the man who last year backed Kathie Lee Gifford’s theatrical foray (“Putting It Together”).