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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?

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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 01:44pm
In case you hadn't noticed.....she's black!
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 01:45pm
She is?!?!?!? Gasp!!!
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 01:46pm
She's also 71. Great Grandmama Rose.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 02:26pm
Probably by going onstage, performing and getting paid.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 02:27pm
She also looks younger than Patti LuPone, so I think she'll be just fine.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 02:56pm
Are we still working ourselves over this. Theater is about creativity and stretching the boundries. She is FREAKING LESLIE UGGUMS! She can do what the hell she wants.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 02:57pm
Yeah! She can eat a human baby on stage because she's FREAKING LESLIE UGGUMS!
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 03:02pm
So are we supposed to just ignore her being black? Or pretend there were black people in burlesque back in the 1800's when Gypsy was set? What about Louise and June- I suppose THEY are black too?
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 03:04pm
Nope, Joe, one is Chinese and the other will be Swedish. Just specifically to mess with everyone's heads.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 03:04pm
Haven't you heard: Black don't crack.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 03:34pm
"So are we supposed to just ignore her being black? Or pretend there were black people in burlesque back in the 1800's when Gypsy was set? What about Louise and June- I suppose THEY are black too?"

First, Gypsy was set in the 20th Century, not the 19th.
Second, racism is not a theme in Gypsy, so why not have a legendary African-American performer play the legendary role of Mama Rose? You should not judge before you even see it.

Also, I think Baby June and Louise are going to be black as well.

You should see it...maybe you'll enjoy it!

Updated On: 7/6/14 at 03:34 PM
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 03:35pm
"Or pretend there were black people in burlesque back in the 1800's when Gypsy was set?"

Really?
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 03:40pm
You guys didn't know the show takes place in 1802? And you call yourselves theater folk!
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 03:55pm
I'm sorry
1800's?
Wow
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Updated On: 7/6/14 at 03:55 PM
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 04:00pm
Yep! It takes place from 1776 - 1802.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 04:06pm
^ Oh! Now I remember! Didn't George Washington have a solo? I think it was called "America's Turn". Just kidding! But seriously, I can't wait to see her performance!
Updated On: 7/6/14 at 04:06 PM
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 04:22pm
troll...
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 04:55pm
I really hope she refers to Baby June as Baby JOAAAAAAAAAN!!!!
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 04:57pm
There have been some song changes...
"When Momma Get A Baby Daddy"
"Everythang Be Coming Up Dem Roses"
"Rose's Turn It Out"
"Let My Ass Entertain Y'All"
The changes were made to suit the 1800s motif more.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 05:00pm
^Are any of those songs rap?

But seriously, she will do a great job in the role!
Updated On: 7/7/14 at 05:00 PM
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 05:05pm
I enjoy the music of the 1800's
it has a pleasant beat
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 05:20pm
When was it then? I know it was a long time ago- long before blacks could enter show biz.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 05:23pm
Great! Another director who thinks he needs to make a "statement." What we need are brave directors who aren't afraid to cast white actresses!
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 05:23pm
It's not important to the story so it doesn't matter what race she is
Also blacks were allowed in showbiz
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 06:01pm
Source?
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How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?
Posted: 7/6/14 at 06:08pm
Source for what?
There were black performers. I do prefer a white actress because of tradition but i am sure that she will be amazing regardless.
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