PHOTO SPECIAL: "Here She Is, Boys!" From Ethel to Tyne to Betty to Patti, The Many Faces of Gypsy's Infamous Mama Rose
01 Aug 2014
With Tony winner Leslie Uggams having recently played Mama Rose in a multi-racial Connecticut production and Imelda Staunton starring in a new UK staging, we look back at a few of the many talented women to take on one of the greatest roles ever written for the musical stage.
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.