Caroline O'Connor to star in UK revival of GYPSY

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The poster isn't that bad.
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Really? All that photoshopping has made her eyes look really wonky.
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Yeah but the poster is pretty good beside the photoshopping.
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They turned her into a Picasso.

Love Caroline, though!
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I'm seeing this on the 3rd of April. I fell in love with her from a mere video of her doing two songs from "Sweeney" in the recent "In English" Paris production. When I heard she was doing "Follies" at Chicago Shake's last fall I made sure I got to Chicago. Though completely miscast as Phyllis, she was still fantastic, and being a dancer, it was the best danced Lucy/Jesse I've ever seen (it was choreographed "Fosse-style").

While in England I'm also seeing the Michael Ball/Imelda Staunton "Sweeney". (among other things).

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I was pretty shocked to read O'Connor was playing Phyllis myself, Owen22. She seems like such a Carlotta to me.
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She looks like Julie White in that poster.
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I wish posters would stop putting up photos without reducing them to match with a thread. They take all the width up...dreadful. You can reduce the size, you know? thickos

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Did someone take a photo down or something, because the one I posted didn't change anything. Maybe you need to spring for a bigger screen.

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It fits perfectly fine on my moderately sized laptop.
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A rare outing for Gypsy in the UK - this will only be the second time I've seen the show.
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Scripps, I can't wait to hear what you think--of the show and of O'Connor. I don't know her work, but I've admired the clips I've seen.
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I love her, too! I just think she was airbrushed to the point of looking like a young Molly Picon.
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Caroline O'Connor to star in London revival of GYPSY

I had to post this as a counter to that awfully photoshopped image.

Speaking of Follies, I wonder if Caroline O'Connor will get to give Broadway a taste of her Phyllis in the Hal Prince revue...

Btw, I don't think she looks like "a Phyllis" but I don't think she was miscast. I thought she was excellent in the role: smart, tart, and dry as a martini.

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In the poster she looks like Fanny Brice.
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I hope this transfers to London. Are there any reviews out yet?
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She was absolutely dazzling in Follies. Seriously- one of the two or three greatest stage performances I have ever seen. I'd love to see her Gypsy.
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Charles Spencer, writer of the Telegraph review writes: "Gypsy, with a book by Arthur Laurents, splendidly brash, brassy music by Jule Styne and superb lyrics by the young Stephen Sondheim, is rarely revived..."

I thought maybe he was just talking about Gypsy rarely playing in the UK but he goes on to talk about the Sam Mendes Broadway revival. What gives? Gypsy has got to be one of the most revived shows out there.
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I'd kill to see this. That poster isn't flattering. O'Connor is fantastic. She won't be flashing her granny panties like Tovah-I can guarantee you that.
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Awww, that's too bad!
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She is a great talent! He show is doing good trade... Few producers checked it out this week and more due, so who knows what life there could be..

London hasn't seen Gypsy since the early 70s with Angela Lansbury (who replaced Elaine Stritch due to low sales) at the Pixcadilly. Delores Grey closed the London show.

Cameron tried to bring the Tyne Daly 1990 Broadway show to London and it almost did a season at the Prince of Wales, but it fell apart. Chichester Festival Theatre from 2005 to 2007 tried to entice Elaine Paige to star in a revival but her complex scheduled neve agreed, they even themed a season so Gypsy could work but had to go with Carousel in the end, I forget the year. David Ian also tried to bring the LuPone production in. He had the Shaftesbury Theatre lined up for a 12 week season between Hairspray and David Ian's production of Flashdance in 2010. However, LuPone was too expensive and demanded too much that plans wer scrapped. Rumours surfaced again last year it was trying to come in but now David Ian has abandoned totally.

Perhaps this show will try ... Although new rumour is Imelda Stauton is in talks to revive the show at the National next year...
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Fellow Olivier Award Winners Tracie Bennett (She Loves Me, Hairspray) and Samantha Spiro (Hello Dolly, Merrily We Roll Along) are also on the list for the National's Gypsy.