Halle is all but confirmed to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson in "The Mountain Top" -- a play set to open on Broadway this Fall which is scheduled to run for around four months.
Our sources say Gabriel is ready to raise the same stink he made over Halle going to NYC to film "New Year's Eve."
TMZ broke the story ... Gabriel was shot down when he asked the judge to prohibit his baby mama from taking their daughter Nahla to NYC for the "New Year's Eve" shoot -- which will last 1 week.
As for whether he'll be more successful in keeping Nahla from going to Broadway with Halle -- it's doubtful. The argument -- "You knew what you were signing up for" -- is awfully compelling.