Happy Hour #23: A Gypsy Get-Together – ‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’

Here it is boys! Here it is WORLD! Here's our Gypsy podcast! We talk about the genius of this almost sixty year old musical, Arthur Laurents changing his mind (shocker!) and spend WAY too much time talking about each of the formidable actresses who have played Mama Rose. Oh, and we're in New York right now, too. Did we mention that?

Gypsy (with Imelda Staunton)

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Show Notes

Check out Gypsy Rose Lee's memoir – where this whole show began.

Or, for something less risqué, maybe check out Arthur Laurents's Mainly on Directing.

You've GOT to check out Jo Melziner's book of set design renderings. Tommy's in NYC right now so can't scan in the Gypsy rendering, but if somebody reminds him in like a week, he can put it here…

Live, from Sardi's, it's Ethel Merman! (Complete with microphone.)

Ethel Merman. Disco. Everything's Coming Up Roses. 'Nuff said.

Ugh. Isn't she fabulous. Check out the humble (ambiguously British) Angela Lansbury as Mama Rose at the Tony Awards.

Wanna see a weird production of Into the Woods? What if we told you Imelda was in it? Yah. There you go.

This is just a sampling of the fabulous Imelda Staunton in Gypsy, but you should ABSOLUTELY watch it.

Not a quiz question, just a question-question…

What would you like us to do in New York?

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