Your Favourite Gypsy?

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Your Favourite Gypsy?#0
Posted: 2/26/04 at 3:36pm
For me, its Angela Lansbury. She completely took the annoying, irritating part of Mama Rose and made the audience agree with the character instead of hating her.
Not many people can change a character slightly like that and make such a remarkable effect on the audience.
What do you think?
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re: Your Favourite Gypsy?#1
Posted: 2/26/04 at 3:40pm
Angie, big time...judging only by the recording, however. the only one i've seen live is Bern, plus the Bette & Roz film versions.
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Posted: 2/26/04 at 4:18pm
Not having had the good fortune to see such greats as Merman and Lansbury on the stage, I will say that I have all the recordings and that Angela's is absolutely my favorite. This wonderful, layered performance just shines through in every song.
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re: re: re: Your Favourite Gypsy?#3
Posted: 2/26/04 at 4:19pm
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Posted: 2/26/04 at 4:21pm
Angie's recording??? Really?

I mean...she sounds a little...well...posh.

PLUS she doesn't sing it in the original keys. AT ALL. I'm not saying that's a bad thing (I fully plan on using her orchestrations when I play the role), I was just surprised.
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Posted: 2/26/04 at 4:35pm
sorry eddie--not a fan of the betty in that role....or in general.
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Actually, I saw Betty Buckley's Mama Rose in Arizona and she was pretty damned amazing. Miscast, yes, but amazing.
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My favorite recording is Tyne Daly, actually. It wasn't blaringly over the top like Merman, but still had an edge. I can't stand listening to the Lansbury recording, not because of her, but everyone else. The American accents are just awful.

PS - None of these women played Gypsy, they all played Mama Rose.
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for the one person who deosnt know who my fave rose is....bernadette ahe brings sexiness to the same part the same actress who was in Murder, She Wrote. Now thats hot.
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I agree with Robbie. It was quite shocking to hear how low her big numbers were. And Lansbury sounded TOO happy singing every song. And she had an annoying British accent that kept coming up every other word or so. Mama Rose is NOT British. However, I do prefer her over Merman, that's for sure. I would have to say my favorite Gypsy is the Tyne Daly production, with Bernadette Peters' production tied, or in a VERY close second.

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Bernadette, all the way.
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I really liked Tyne a lot and her understudy Jana Robbins.
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Saw Lanbury & Daly . Will see Peters on 4/11. I remember Daly but hard to recall lansbury as it was so long ago
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maureen moore i was so happy to see her! i love that walk.
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Well i saw Tyne Daly and she was wretched.
I prefer Bernadette. I saw clips of Merman and although she was incredible BERNADETTE moved me.
Bernadette made the role hers. She was sexy, seductive and she made me feel for Rose. I saw her in Into The Woods and Sunday In The Park With George and although everyone loved her in those i preferred her in Gypsy.
I really was moved by her Rose's Turn the woman got me to cry and that takes a lot.
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i have seen tyne lansbury moore n peter n i prefer peters because of all she brings to the table. her sexyness, voice, her interpretations have the songs have grown so much from the previews. i saw her in the previews and thought she was awful, but then i saw her in june and she was amazing, it was like a different pereson
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I concur with Mister Matt, this thread should be entitled "Who's your Favorite Mama Rose?"

I've seen Lansbury in London and on Bwy (about 10 times), Daley and Lavin. Of the three, Lansbury was the most magnificent.
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: re: Your Favourite Gypsy?#19
Posted: 2/27/04 at 9:58am
Mine will always be Angela !!
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Posted: 2/27/04 at 1:34pm
Everytime I hear Tyne sing as Mama Rose, I want to run to the hills in anguish.
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re: re: : re: Your Favourite Gypsy?#21
Posted: 2/27/04 at 3:44pm
My favorite is Tyne. And I am not talking about the recording. I am talking about what was on that stage. I was so moved by her performance I saw it 3 times. Lansbury will always have a special place in my heart. But I am too young to remeber her performance in detail. Bernadettes in my opinion is my least favorite. On stage she is a train wreck and the recording is unbearable. ( Just my opinion folks)
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re: re: re: : re: Your Favourite Gypsy?#22
Posted: 2/27/04 at 3:47pm
Yes, you've made your opinion about Bernadette Peters abundantly known, theatremafia.

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Magruder,
And every time theres a discusion I will make it known again. You have a problem with that? Then it is your problem. I believe there are numerous people on this thread that have also stated their opinion before. Just because mine doesn't go with the popular ( on this board) flow; doesn't mean I need to not participate in the discussions. I always respect everyone elses opinion.
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I thoroughly enjoyed Bernadette's performance. But I'm too young to have seen Merman, Lansbury or Daly. I would have loved to have seen Daly.