Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Everything's Coming Up Roses....

Last night Leanna and I headed to Times Square to check out the Tony award winning musical Gypsy with Patty Lupone. It was awesome. Patty sang and acted her heart out and got a standing ovation before the play was even over. The girl who played Gypsy was also great as well - Laura Benaniti, I believe her name was. All in all, a stellar performance by all!

The movie reminded me a lot of Beaches. I wonder if the filmmakers were inspired by it. I could even see Bette Midler doing a mean Mama Rose. I'm interested now in reading the memoir the play was based on.

Next week I'm going behind the scenes of Gypsy for a Better TV story so I'll have more to post then, after I chat with the cast.

But if you get a chance to see it, definitely go for it!



Cindy Holby said...

Gypsy was around long before Beaches. It's based on the true story of Gypsy Rose Lee and there was a movie of it out years ago with Ethel Merman as Momma Rose and Natalie Wood as Gypsy. I always watched anything Natalie Wood was in.

I've heard a lot about the play's revival and would love to see it.

TJ Brown said...

Um Marianne? Are you being funny?
Bette Middler already did that part.

I'm really going to feel stupid if you were being funny and I thought you were serious, so if you were just being funny and knew about this made for TV version, don't post this. If you didn't know... Enjoy:)

Marianne Mancusi said...

Hah, no I was being serious. Crazy that she did the part. I bet she was great in it. I have to rent that now. :)