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posted: 5/28/2004 at 6:57:39 AM ET
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"This weekend, the critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy starring two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters as Momma Rose ends its year-long run at the Shubert Theatre. I just wanted to say thank you to Peters and the entire cast of the Styne-Sondheim-Laurents musical for a memorable year of theatregoing. I was lucky enough to catch the Sam Mendes-directed production five times throughout its run, beginning with the show's first preview and, most recently, two weeks ago. It was always a completely moving experience, an emotional journey through life's possibilities and disappointments, dreams realized and dreams unfulfilled. As thrilling as the performances were when the show opened, Peters and her co-stars somehow managed to continue to grow in their roles, finding more and more dramatic and comedic moments, while subtly shading and coloring their work. I have long been an admirer of Peters, thrilled by her performances in such musicals as Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Song & Dance and Annie Get Your Gun; yet her work in Gypsy seemed to mark a new chapter in her career, completely shedding her endearing persona and fully delving into the psyche of the powerhouse that is Momma Rose. Her performance of "Rose's Turn" will remain one of the great theatregoing experiences, and I'm anxious to see what this formidable talent tackles next."

By Andrew Gans
28 May 2004


"You gotta be original, because if you're like somebody else, what do they need you for?" BP

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posted: 5/28/2004 at 8:11:19 AM ET
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I couldn't agree more! Everything that article mentioned is EXACTLY how I feel and will continue to feel. Bernadette's performance really showed the theater world that there's more to her than a cuties-pie persona! Can't wait for what comes next

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posted: 5/28/2004 at 12:11:23 PM ET
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Well stated.
I've been listening to the Gypsy cast album alot this week, and it has occurred to me many times that Bernadette's "Rose's Turn" on closing night is likely to be one of the high water marks of Broadway history.

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