Friday, May 16, 2008

Brava Patti!

Photo credit: Peter James Zielinski
My greatest desire is to see Patti Lupone win a second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Gypsy. Even though I have not seen her in the role of Mama Rose (at least not yet!), it is so right for her and she cannot be anything but sensational. I thought Tyne Daly acted the hell out of it and I'm sure Patti Lupone sings it better than La Merman herself! She claims to be the oldest Mama Rose to date, and Daly was the youngest, at the time she did it. Again, we see, that age has nothing to do with brilliance. Will look forward to the newest cast recording of this Gypsy - out in August - that includes several never before recorded songs, that were axed from the original score before the show opened with Miss Merman. Brava!!


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