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Idina as Mama Rose?

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Idina as Mama Rose? #1
Posted: 9/24/16 at 11:23am

I know Idina likes to only do original roles, but how do you think she would do as Mama Rose in Gypsy?

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Idina as Mama Rose? #2
Posted: 9/24/16 at 11:31am

No, just no

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Idina as Mama Rose? #3
Posted: 9/24/16 at 11:32am
100% absolutely not.
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Idina as Mama Rose? #4
Posted: 9/24/16 at 11:32am

"No Louise that there is or was, is ever gonna bring me down!"

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Idina as Mama Rose? #5
Posted: 9/24/16 at 11:35am

I think it would be a fantastic casting choice. 100%.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #6
Posted: 9/24/16 at 11:36am

Plan it in your head and enjoy, for the rest of us, just no

Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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Idina as Mama Rose? #7
Posted: 9/24/16 at 11:50am

Jordan Catalano said: ""No Louise that there is or was, is ever gonna bring me down!"

 

LMPRAO!!!

 

 

 

It's handled.
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Idina as Mama Rose? #8
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:09pm

Jessetenny said: "I think it would be a fantastic casting choice. 100%.

 

Well, if you already know the answer, why did you ask the question?

 

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Idina as Mama Rose? #9
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:12pm

What made you think this needed its own thread?

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Idina as Mama Rose? #10
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:16pm

This has been my dream for years. I about died when she sang "Everything's Coming Up Roses" on tour. It's really the music I just want her to sing more so than acting in the show. But.

Guess we have an unpopular opinion, Jesse. lol

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Idina as Mama Rose? #11
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:16pm

she would be so terrible as Mama Rose I'd pretty much like to see this.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #12
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:41pm

veronicamae said: "This has been my dream for years. I about died when she sang "Everything's Coming Up Roses" on tour. It's really the music I just want her to sing more so than acting in the show. But.

Guess we have an unpopular opinion, Jesse. lol


 

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I'm glad we agree :)

 

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Idina as Mama Rose? #13
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:47pm

People may not be thrilled with her more pop stylings, but given her range, she's actually really appropriate for the role vocally. Now, does that mean I think she can pull off the acting? I'd have to see it first. But I definitely think she can sing it, regardless of what people more used to a "traditional Rose voice" may feel.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #14
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:52pm

I don't think she takes good enough care of her voice to be able to do the show eight times a week. I think a role like Rose would probably destroy her voice.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #15
Posted: 9/24/16 at 12:53pm

She'd be ok, I guess, but she's no Nathan Lane. That's who should really take on Mama Rose before anyone else.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #16
Posted: 9/24/16 at 1:12pm

The role of Mama Rose requires acting and singing that doesn't sound like a cat in a blender, so no she wouldn't be perfect.

Sorry just not a fan.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #17
Posted: 9/24/16 at 1:56pm

I guess all of you have seen Idina play this role somewhere, to be so dismissive so quickly?

I'm a casual Idina fan and a casual GYPSY fan so hey why not give the girl a chance.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #18
Posted: 9/24/16 at 3:56pm

It would certainly be very different from anything she's ever done. Might be interesting, but there are a lot of ladies I'd like to see tackle it first.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #19
Posted: 9/24/16 at 4:42pm

Only a teenager would think this a good idea.  She has the acting range of dryer lint.

And to listen to her scream/screech her way through this amazing music would be a DAMNED SHAME

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Idina as Mama Rose? #20
Posted: 9/24/16 at 4:50pm

Great casting. While we're at it, let's cast Nathan Lane as Aaron Burr.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #21
Posted: 9/24/16 at 5:01pm

BenjaminNicholas2 said: "Only a teenager would think this a good idea.  She has the acting range of dryer lint.

And to listen to her scream/screech her way through this amazing music would be a DAMNED SHAME"


For your information, not a teenager. Don't make assumptions based on an opinion. 

 

 

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Idina as Mama Rose? #22
Posted: 9/24/16 at 5:17pm

@BroadwayConcierge - Agreed 500%. Nathan Lane would be PERFECT as Aaron Burr, and as Hamilton, and as Mama Rose. We need to step it up and get Broadway closer to its ultimate goal of reaching the Nathan Lane Singularity - he must play everyone.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #23
Posted: 9/24/16 at 6:03pm

I feel like my opposition to this is not Idina playing Mama Rose, but anyone playing Mama Rose in the  recent future. We have seen TOO MANY revivals of Gypsy that I just don't want to see another one for a while. But, when Broadway inevitably does another revival, Jane Krakowski should be the one to take on Mama Rose.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #24
Posted: 9/24/16 at 7:01pm

icecreambenjamin said: "The role of Mama Rose requires acting and singing that doesn't sound like a cat in a blender, so no she wouldn't be perfect.

Sorry just not a fan.


Well when I saw her with 18,000 other people at the Hollywood Bowl later year, she was flawless.  

And no blender.  Just 18,000 folks that paid good money to see her.  And she thanked her voice teacher, who she still sees on the weekly.  So she definitely has the chops. 

Was your last show at the Hollywood Bowl sold out?

Thought not.  Find another bridge to troll under, she's fabulous.

 

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Idina as Mama Rose? #25
Posted: 9/24/16 at 7:18pm

No thank you. I don't believe she has the acting chops and I'm skeptical that she has the voice. She also reads as being far too young to play Mama Rose.

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Idina as Mama Rose? #26
Posted: 9/24/16 at 7:45pm

I think Idina is terrific.  And I also think she's totally wrong for the part.  And I hope after this next revival, Gypsy doesn't come back for another 20 years.  I am absolutely burned out on Gypsy and Sweeney Todd.

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