Should Lupone move on from playing Rose in "Gypsy?"

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I know there was an article saying that Patti Lupone's "Gypsy" might tranfer to the West End and I know that there is a West End board, but I'd like to talk about Patti Lupone in general. Do you all think she should move on from this musical? She's already played Rose three times: once in the Ravinia Festival, once in Encores, and on Broadway. Now she may do it in the West End. Do you all think she needs to move on?

http://westend.broadwayworld.com/article/LuPones_GYPSY_Heading_to_the_West_End_20100128

Updated On: 3/28/10 at 01:03 PM
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#2
Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:04pm
No, if only because this means they might film it.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#2
Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:07pm
She's hardly a Topol or Ted Neeley.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#3
Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:08pm
Exactly, Kad.

Mama Rose is Patti's dream role and probably the role for which she's received the most acclaim since Evita. London would be lucky to have her.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#4
Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:11pm
I know there are people here who complain that GYPSY has had too many Broadway revivals, but it has not been done all that frequently in London. The Lansbury production was London's first chance to see the show (Merman never toured with it there) and neither the Tyne Daly nor Bernadette Peters revivals transferred. SO if Lupone is willing, and they can get the money and a theatre I'd say go for it!

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Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:16pm
That would be like saying, that LuPone needs to "MOVE ON" from "Evita," and never sing "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" in concert again.

Makes no sense whatsoever.
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Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:20pm
^I changed the title of thread. Now I'm saying should she move on from playing that role?
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Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:22pm
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#8
Posted: 1/28/10 at 1:26pm
I hope it happens, Ms. LuPones schedule appears to be free this summer according to her website..
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#9
Posted: 1/28/10 at 3:16pm
It's not like she's been playing the role for years and years and years...it's her dream role like others have said and she gave a fantastic performance. If the show transfers to London and she wants to go with it, good for her.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#10
Posted: 1/28/10 at 3:31pm
London loves her. If they want to put up the show, I say she should do it.
but secretly, I really want her to be Mrs. Anna Madrigal in the Tales of the City musical. give her a great mumu and couple of fantastic songs, some witty/funny line, & a chance to cry when her lover dies. :)
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#11
Posted: 1/28/10 at 3:37pm
I would love it to happen...preferably during my semester there!
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#12
Posted: 1/28/10 at 3:48pm
Patti is doing a Sondheim tribute "Annie Get Your Gun" at Ravinia during the first 2 weeks of August.

-Jacob.
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Posted: 1/28/10 at 4:20pm
What kind of a tribute to Sondheim is Annie Get Your Gun?
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#14
Posted: 1/28/10 at 4:27pm
LOL oops, I forgot "and". .

Patti Lupone is doing a Sondheim tribute AND "Annie Get Your Gun" at Ravinia during the first two weeks of August.

-Jacob.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#15
Posted: 1/28/10 at 4:30pm
Didn't you know Sondheim penned new lyrics!!

RevolutionaryCostume, I know it was an honest mistake but I definitely had a good laugh!
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#16
Posted: 1/28/10 at 4:35pm
A la the Merman revival? "Granny Get Your Gun?"
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#17
Posted: 1/28/10 at 4:39pm
"^I changed the title of thread. Now I'm saying should she move on from playing that role?"

What, and play Miss Mazeppa instead?

Though that would be hilarious.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#18
Posted: 1/28/10 at 4:44pm
I think she's just following Bernadette Peters' career, backwards.

If she sings "Children Will Listen" at that Sondheim tribute, I'm going to laugh my ass off.

-Jacob.

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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#19
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:37pm
^^^ If she is, I can't wait for the revival of Into The Woods, where she plays The Witch
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Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:15pm
LMAO . . can you imagine how she would slur together the Witch's Rap?

R'uin'thughmuhrutabaga. . rahdinmyaruGUHla . .

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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#21
Posted: 1/28/10 at 10:50pm
^^^ Oh please let this happen. Can she re-enact the witch's seizure as well?!

Seriously though, I need this to transfer to London. Need.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#22
Posted: 1/28/10 at 11:00pm
London was where Laurents wanted to go in the first place, so this could very well happen.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#23
Posted: 1/28/10 at 11:50pm
If the show does transfer, I think Elaine Paige should get a chance at this role.
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Should Lupone move on from 'Gypsy?'#24
Posted: 1/29/10 at 12:10am
If the show does transfer, I think Elaine Paige should get a chance at this role.

Or maybe Glen Close?
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...