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2009-04-03 06:23:00

Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Directed by ARTHUR LAURENTS NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Masterworks proudly announces the upcoming release of the New Broadway Cast Recording of WEST SIDE STORY. The recording will be available nationwide on June 2, 2009. The official opening of WEST SIDE STORY, which took place at the Palace Theatre in New York City on Thursday, March 19, 2009, has been greeted with great critical acclaim and sold-out performances. The...

2008-10-09 06:00:27

By Elysa Gardner It wasn't Stephen Sondheim's idea to name the new box set commemorating his career The Story So Far ... "I didn't really think about it," says Sondheim, who at 78 has been writing words and music for more than a half-century. "But now that you mention it, it makes me extremely self-conscious. I guess people expect me to write more." And musical theater's greatest living artist is accommodating them. Preview performances of his new musical, Road Show, begin Oct. 28...

2008-09-11 03:00:15

By Claudia Palma The Covina Performing Arts Center had a stellar opening weekend for its sixth main stage production, "Gypsy." The classical Broadway musical opened Friday, Sept. 5, to a sold- out crowd that continued through the weekend. The production will run until Oct. 12. The musical is based on memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the burlesque striptease artist/comedian, who also had her own television talk show in the 1960s. This production, written by Arthur Laurents, focuses on her...

2008-08-24 12:00:25

By Erica Hansen Deseret News All the brash, sass and great big brassy-belt of Momma Rose is back -- this time in the form of Patti LuPone. It's not often I feel exhausted after listening to a CD, but such is the case with this one -- LuPone's "Rose's Turn" must be utterly exhausting for her every single night. I'm still not sure how an actress conjures up quite so much angst and heartbreak eight times a week. The role has been a good one for actresses brave enough to tackle it: Momma...

2008-08-21 09:00:48

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press NEW YORK Show buffs can't get enough of "Gypsy" recordings. And now there is another one on the way. The 2008 Broadway cast recording, starring Patti LuPone, will be released Tuesday by Time Life, and the company is billing it as the most complete "Gypsy" ever. And, boy, is it ever. The recording includes a half-dozen numbers cut from the show before the musical first opened on Broadway in 1959. These forgotten songs,...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By Barbara Hollenbaugh The debris has been cleared. The stage area is nearly complete. The Pretty Good Theater Company, located on the second floor of the Fayette Building, Uniontown, is ready to stage its first production, Gypsy, Aug. 14-17. This black box theater is the dream of Bill Dreucci. "The Uniontown area needed a community theater," he said. "There hasn't been an active community theater here since the demise of the Asbury Theater. There needs to be an outlet for local talent...

2008-07-29 21:00:31

By Valorie Eversole, Shelbyville Daily Union, Ill. Jul. 29--Stage mothers, beware. Your children's performance careers may not turn out as you expect. One stage mother found that out the hard way in The Little Theatre on the Square's presentation of Gypsy. Gypsy is based on the memoirs of Gyspy Rose Lee, a young girl who became a well-known burlesque queen in the mid-1930s. The musical opened on Broadway in 1959 with Ethel Merman starring as Rose, the overbearing stage mother who...

2008-07-18 12:00:51

By Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle Jul. 17--Broadway's looking back in glory and forward in promise. That's the view from the Great White Way in summer 2008, especially regarding that beleaguered yet beloved art form, the American musical. The 2007-08 season's top triumphs in the musical field -- as reflected in last month's Tony Awards -- are Lincoln Center Theater's definitive revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, winner of seven Tonys including best...

2008-07-13 06:00:00

By Dixie Reid, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 13--The well-traveled Vicki Lewis brings a bit of baggage to her role as Rose, the overbearing stage mother, in the Music Circus production of "Gypsy," opening Tuesday for eight performances. "I'm tiny," says the 5-foot-1 actress, "but I'm not tiny emotionally. I was older than my age a long time ago. There's a lot of angst in me as a person, and there's a lot of strength, and I think it's great to tap into all of that. "After years of...

2008-07-13 03:00:17

By Geri Parlin, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 13--LA CRESCENT, Minn. -- Gypsy Rose Lee. She may be the most famous stripper who ever lived, and the musical "Gypsy" is her autobiography. But stripping is only a small part of what this musical is about, says Ryan Stotts, who is directing the musical for Appleseed Community Theatre. "She was considered the Queen of Burlesque. Her gimmick, as far as stripping, was that she was considered witty and intelligent. We downplay the stripping...


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