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Patti/Gypsy Tour?

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Patti/Gypsy Tour?#1
Posted: 5/24/08 at 3:22pm
She takes her solo show's on the road, any chance she might tour with Gypsy?
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#2
Posted: 5/24/08 at 3:23pm
I think they would want to do London next.
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#2
Posted: 5/24/08 at 3:23pm
I have a feeling her next stop after Broadway is going to be London.
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#3
Posted: 5/24/08 at 3:25pm
From what I've heard, Gypsy does NOT like going on the road anymore, unlike La LuPone.

I guess that should answer your question. re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?

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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#4
Posted: 5/24/08 at 3:44pm
She won't, I think she is too big to tour
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#5
Posted: 5/24/08 at 7:46pm
The production will most likely transfer to London next. After that, I don't know and haven't heard anyone mention touring.
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#6
Posted: 5/24/08 at 8:15pm
I can't imagine Miss Patti doing a "Gypsy" tour. It's an arduous role to manage on Broadway, much less taking it from city to city. A more realistic scenario would be a London run of "Gypsy". from RC in Austin, Texas P.S. I hope to get a chance to see her at the stage door. She's not doing backstage visits, per a recent email from her.
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#7
Posted: 5/24/08 at 8:51pm
Well Merman, Lansbury, and Daly toured with it, so I don't see why a tour wouldn't be possible for Lupone, but I can see her not wanting to do it.
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#8
Posted: 5/24/08 at 8:52pm
Stars just don't tour these days.
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#9
Posted: 5/25/08 at 12:52am
Chita Rivera, anyone?
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#10
Posted: 5/25/08 at 9:03am
As has been mentioned, Ethel Merman did a 6 month tour of GYPSY immediately after the Broadway run, which I saw 3 times. The tour's first stop was Rochester,NY where I was attending the University of Rochester at the time. GYPSY played the cavernous Auditorium Theatre there and they got extra ushers from the University. I, of course, signed up to usher along with my theatre-going buddy. They did not pay the University ushers, but as soon as you had everyone seated, you could stand and watch the show. I did this twice.

Before the audience started filing into the theatre, I saw Jack Klugman (who played Herbie) come out on stage, look at the theatre, and loudly comment, "Boy, what a Barn!" I also remember the scenery getting stuck at one point during the show and the pit conductor, Milton Rosenstock (who conducted many of Jule Styne's musicals) shouted directions to the stage hands from his perspective of being center orchestra.

I have been going through some old papers recently and came across a copy of a telegram that my theatre buddy and I sent to Ethel Merman at the end of her 6 month tour in St. Louis, Missouri. It read: "Glad everything came up roses on your tour. Gypsy is the best damn musical we've seen." I wonder who the hell Merman thought Joe and Walt were. LOL. And what ever happened to telegrams? Do they still exist?
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#11
Posted: 5/25/08 at 11:04am
Isn't Patti touring with Mandy Patinkin next Spring? At least I know they are doing a few shows together, so I don't know if she could tour.
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re: Patti/Gypsy Tour?#12
Posted: 5/25/08 at 12:51pm
Patti has done plenty of touring, including her upcoming mini-tour with Mandy. I don't think this is likely but it has nothing to do with Lupone not wanting to tour. She's done the role 3 Summers in a row, will likely do London, and I figure after London she'd want to move on to something new, perhaps a new musical or play.