Posted on March 27, 2008
It's one of those Big Event productions that the die-hard Broadway lovers live for: Patti Lupone in Gypsy. Ever since her turn as Eva Peron in Evita on Broadway, big-voiced Patti Lupone has been a favored diva, a modern Ethel Merman. And Gypsy, with its powerhouse creative team (Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Arthur Laurents, and Jerome Robbins), is a classic musical of Broadway's Golden Age. To bring Lupone and Gypsy together ... well, what could be better? The audience response has been tremendous, with people giving Ms. Lupone standing ovations at the end of her solo "Rose's Turn" (it's very rare to see a standing O during a show). With the show now open, the reviews are pouring in, and already the New York Times has given it a rave. Better get your tickets now!