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Unformatted text preview: 2008-03-26 Gypsy A. Original Production – 1959 Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee Designed as star vehicle for Ethele Merman Production team: -Book: Arthur Laurents -Music: Jule Styne -Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim -Director/Choreographer: Jerome Robbins Awards -Lost out at the Tony’s to Sound of Music (Merman lost to Mary Martin) B. Ethel Merman “The last musical of the season turns out to be the season’s best…it is difficult to feel censorious about any character that Miss Merman absorbs into her unique blend of heartiness and drum-major singing” -Brooks Atkinson, New York Times “Her broadway career all but ended in 1959 with what many of her admirers considered her finest performance” (As Rose) -NYTObituary, 1984 The gold standard by which all Momma Rose’s are judged C. Major Revivals 1973: Angela Landsbury -Director: Arthur Laurents -Won Tony for Best Actress (Musical_ 1989: Tyne Daly -Director: Arthur Laurents -Won Tonys for Best Actress (Musical), Best Revival 1993 TV Version: Bette Midler -Director: Emile Ardolino -Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress (Miniseries or Special) 2003: Bernadette Peters -Director: Sam Mendes -Tony Nomination for Best Actress (Musical_ 2008: Patti Lupone -Director: Arthur Laurents ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course T D 301 taught by Professor Skeiker during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '08