THE SCREENING ROOM: Here They Are, World! A Dozen Divas Sing Gypsy's "Rose's Turn" (Video)
18 Feb 2013
"Here she is, boys! Here she is, world! Here's Rose!" — a dozen of them. With talk of a possible London revival of Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jule Styne's iconic musical Gypsy, we take a look back at 12 divas who took on the second-act, show-stopping ballad "Rose's Turn."
From Ethel Merman, who originated the role of Rose in the 1959 Broadway production of Gypsy and received a Tony nomination for her performance, to Patti LuPone, Broadway's most recent Rose, who took home the 2008 Tony for her turn, Playbill.com offers a dozen performances from Gypsy.
Who is your favorite?
Here is the audio from Broadway's original Rose, Ethel Merman:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.