Friday, July 04, 2008

Hold your hats and Hallelujah!

Gypsy. Wow. Patti LuPone. Wow. Hold your hats, indeed. It don't get no betta' than what I saw tonight at the St. James Theatre. I had cold chills at the end of "Rose's Turn." It was that spectacular. I mean, really, every song is a winner (OK, well maybe not "Little Lamb") - a big boffo fabulous winner. This is why God invented Broadway, I tell ya'.

LuPone was amazing; she doesn't use those silly head-set mics, she just sings to the back row like Merman. I'm not a huge LuPone fan (I know, I know - she's a big Broadway diva), but she blew me away as Mama Rose. Boyd Gaines as Herbie was endearing and wonderful, and Laura Benanti as Louise/Gypsy was excellent. Loved everything about it.

Great, great, great, great, great! Get to New York and see it. Ya' don't even gotta get a gimmick. Just a ticket. (And I got mine for $40, nanny-nanny-boo-boo.) What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with Baby June, Louise, Miss Mazeppa, Mr. Goldstone, and Mama Rose?

Sing out, Louise! Happy 4th!


Elsie said...

Happy 4th to you! I think I need another trip to New York minus husband and children. Theater, dinner, and the Statue of Liberty (no, in all my trips I've still never seen it). You game?

MaryB said...

Happy 4th back at 'ya, Elsie! Absolutely - git yo'self down here and we'll have a fine old time. I hadn't been to the Statue, either,until my girlfriends gave me an excuse to go. It was awesome (and not in a Valley Girl way). I'm certainly game. Think we can get Liz over to join us? ;-)