Adele Would Like to Star on Broadway in Role Originated by Ethel Merman

News   Adele Would Like to Star on Broadway in Role Originated by Ethel Merman
The international pop star discussed her Broadway dreams in a recent Vanity Fair article.
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Internationally successful pop star Adele, who is in the midst of a U.S. concert tour that will next play Dallas, TX, was recently interviewed by Vanity Fair.

In the article, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter said that she would one day like to tackle the role of stage mother Rose, the part created by the late Ethel Merman in the Stephen Sondheim-Jule Styne-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy. Adele, however, said she hopes to take on the role that has also been played on Broadway by Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone, “when I'm 50.” Adele is currently 28.

Gypsy, which concerns the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her stage mother Rose, features a score by Styne (music) and Sondheim (lyrics) and a book by Laurents. The musical bowed on Broadway in May 1959 at the Broadway Theatre, playing 702 performances before closing at the Imperial Theatre, where it later transferred, on March 25, 1961.

Adele's award-winning solo albums are entitled 19, 21, and 25.

Click here to read the full interview with Adele.

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