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Gypsy - Rose's Turn, Patti LuPone
To sing Rose's Turn
Mama Rose in Gypsy
The latest revival of the Broadway classic Gypsy (starring the Tony Award-winning Miss Patti LuPone) takes its final bow tomorrow, so that means we should be expecting another new production of it ... oh, in about six months. Seriously though, Gypsy has had many versions since its debut almost fifty years ago, both on stage and screen. And many a belting diva — from Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bernadette Peters on Broadway to Rosalind Russell and Bette Midler on film — have assayed the legendary role of Rose Thompson Hovick, better known as "Momma Rose". And there's plenty more potential Roses waiting in the wings, just dying to take on the demanding yet coveted part (which pretty much guarantees a Tony nomination, if not the award itself). So, the latest MD Poll asks, "who do you want to see as the next Momma Rose?" Pick your prima donna of choice and place your vote in the poll, located in the right-hand sidebar, and check back in two week for the complete results. The divas are waiting ... UPDATE: This poll is now closed; click here for the results, and click here to vote in the next MD Poll.
I know, it's the favorite play of everyone and their cat right now, but I love this play. It's beautiful, it's moving, the songs stick in your head like cement... I love everything about it. I first fell in love with it when I saw it performed by a local high school. I have never been more impressed with a theatrical production (and I've seen shows on Broadway). It was incredible. And I can't name another play that I would be willing to sit and watch if all the characters were standing still at microphones the entire time. (If you're confused, no, most presentations don't do that. But I have watched the one where they did that and it was still amazing.) The book, on the other hand... let's just say my goal is to finish it before I die, and I don't think I'll make it. To be fair, I am trying to read it in French, which makes it a bit more difficult, but come on, M. Hugo... we really don't need that detailed a description of the layout of the home of the abbe. If you jump into that book expecting to hear about Jean Valjean and how he's inmate 24601 right off the bat, you will be disappointed. You have to get through endless pages about someone barely related to the story told in the play. Be ready for that. There are just... so many plays that I like. Rent is unmistakably wonderful and the music is beautiful. I saw Hello, Dolly in High School and made me irrevocably fall in love with it and its wit and humor. But, in all the years I've been going to see plays, there is one that never ceases to capture my heart. I first saw Proof when I was in college, and it was wonderfully done. They only had a one room set, but the actors were amazing and the play was right up in your face. It was a very intimate setting, enough that you felt like you were IN the play. It's told in a series of flashbacks. The play starts with Catherine talking to her father, only to find that she's talking to his ghost. We continually see flash backs to her father's life. He was a mathematical genius, but one who eventually went crazy. She's afraid that she's inherited not only his genius but also his crazy. There is this one, powerful, amazing moment when we think that her father has gotten his smarts back, his sanity, his life, only to see it come crashing down in an instant. It was that moment that made me love the play, that wonderful, heartbreaking moment. If you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it. Also, see the PLAY not the movie. The movie doesn't do it enough justice.
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Another role I want to play in drag is Mrs. Lovett. She's crazy and over the top enough I think it would work. The faces of Mrs. Lovett: from left, Angela Lansbury in the 1979 Broadway production of "Sweeney Todd," Patti LuPone in the 2005 Broadway revival, and Helena Bonham-Carter in the 2007 film.
The faces of Mrs. Lovett: from left, Angela Lansbury in the 1979 Broadway production of "Sweeney Todd," Patti LuPone in the 2005 Broadway revival, and Helena Bonham-Carter in the 2007 film.
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Ellen Terry en Lady Macbeth par John Singer Sargent en 1889, représente l'actrice Ellen Terry dans la tragédie de Macbeth , vêtue d'une robe verte ornée de 1000 ailes de coléoptères . La pièce a été produite par Henry Irving au Lyceum Theatre, Londres
Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent. His artwork is abundant at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston. A truly beautiful place.
Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent. Excuse me, the Lady of the Scottish play.
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Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent (1889)
Portrait of Ellen Terry as Macbeth by John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent, ‘Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth’ 1889
Lady Macbeth by Waterhouse; one of my favorite artists
Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth 1889. Джон Сингер Сарджент