How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose?

JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
In case you hadn't noticed.....she's black!
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CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
She is?!?!?!? Gasp!!!
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
She's also 71. Great Grandmama Rose.
Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
Probably by going onstage, performing and getting paid.
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Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
She also looks younger than Patti LuPone, so I think she'll be just fine.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
JRybka
Broadway Legend
joined:11/6/06
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.
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Yeah! She can eat a human baby on stage because she's FREAKING LESLIE UGGUMS!
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
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?
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AEA AGMA SM
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joined:8/13/09
Nope, Joe, one is Chinese and the other will be Swedish. Just specifically to mess with everyone's heads.
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PalJoey
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joined:3/11/04
Haven't you heard: Black don't crack.
yr pal,
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Showface
Featured Actor
joined:6/25/14
"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
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
"Or pretend there were black people in burlesque back in the 1800's when Gypsy was set?"

Really?
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
You guys didn't know the show takes place in 1802? And you call yourselves theater folk!
icecreambenjamin
Stand-by
joined:6/7/14
I'm sorry
1800's?
Wow
Updated On: 7/6/14 at 03:55 PM
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Yep! It takes place from 1776 - 1802.
Showface
Featured Actor
joined:6/25/14
^ 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
Playbilly
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joined:3/30/12
troll...
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
bjh2114
Broadway Legend
joined:4/19/06
I really hope she refers to Baby June as Baby JOAAAAAAAAAN!!!!
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
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.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
Showface
Featured Actor
joined:6/25/14
^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
icecreambenjamin
Stand-by
joined:6/7/14
I enjoy the music of the 1800's
it has a pleasant beat
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
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.
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
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!
icecreambenjamin
Stand-by
joined:6/7/14
It's not important to the story so it doesn't matter what race she is
Also blacks were allowed in showbiz
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
Source?
icecreambenjamin
Stand-by
joined:6/7/14
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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