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ST JAMES THEATER

246 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

GYPSY

Ended 1 Mar 2009 after 11 months

Patti LuPone has found her focus as a dangerously obsessed Momma Rose in a wallop-packing revival of Gypsy.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 1 Mar 2009
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
YOU MUST SEE THIS SHOW!!!!,
Mar 28, 2008
reviewer: from Nyc,Ny
From the minute the Orchestra starts the overture,(Played by the most amazing musicians on Broadway!)You know by the chills on the back of your neck that you're in for something special.Ms.Lupone's Mama Rose is nothing short of genius.As are the performances of Boyd Gaines, Laura Benanti,Leigh Ann Larkin,Tony Yazbeck and the rest of the brilliant cast. Directed by the amazing Arthur Laurents, There are no tricks here.Just amazing music an amazing story and amazing staging performed with truth and honesty. We saw the final matinee before opening and had great seats although the St. James Theatre has good sightlines so that shouldn't be a worry. Gypsy isn't exactlly a "kid friendly" show so I would save It for parents night out. There are a gazillion restaurants nearby so thats no issue. All in all, If you want to see the best show in town, It's arrived!And Its called GYPSY!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
most electrifying broadway musical performance in history,
Jul 24, 2008
reviewer: from Columbia, SC
We flew up for one day from South Carolina. It cost a thousand bucks and we got socked in overnight at LaGuardia, but we wouldn't have missed Patti LuPone's Gypsy for the world. You have NOT seen great musical theatre if you miss this one. Staging, cast, orchestra, production--everything blew us away. But Patti is the rich and delectably delicious icing on the cake. We left the matinee starry-eyed, drank a few martinis next door, and thanked our lucky stars for this experience of a lifetime. Go, Patti! Brava! Brava! Brava!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
The second half will make the first half worth the wait.,
Apr 06, 2008
reviewer: from Santa Monica, California
The opening of the show is nicely done and the cast is clearly talented, but there is just something missing from the first half of Gypsy. If you are familiar with the show, you know what's coming and I think that motivates you to want to see more and get to the stuff that will really knock your socks off. When Ms. LuPone makes her way through the audience for the first big number, up to the stage, your heart will skip a beat. She is flawless and powerful. The second act, again, really shows you what she's got. The other cast members are talented, but LuPone is the driving force behind this version of the famed musical. I still think that Bette Midler's version of Gypsy, taped for telelvision in the early 90's, is the best Mama Rose of all time. Ms. LuPone does a fine job with the role and the closing number, "Rose's Turn" proves that.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A MUST SEE DON'T MISS THIS!!!!,
Apr 29, 2008
reviewer: from New Jersey
The last time I felt this lucky was when as a very young child I was able to see Ethel Merman in Hello Dolly, Victor Garber in Godspell, Patti Lupone as Evita, and Irene Ryan/Ben Vereen in Pippin. I count this experience up among those earlier ones. I will definitely be bragging I got to see Patti Lupone in Gypsy. Patti's voice in unbelievable and she delivers these great lyrics with a real punch. I had chills from the moment the orchestra began and all the way through. The acting and singing are more than entertaining. It's just thrilling!!! The only thing I would change is at the very end..I would have Gyosy and Rose walk off arm in arm. It's a wonderful night in theatre and I hope this show lasts a very long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Exceptional,
May 01, 2008
reviewer: from Houston,TX
Loved it from beginning to end. If you are looking for a must not miss show on Broadway, I would HIGHLY recommend this one. Ms. Lapone is nothing short of FANTASTIC.
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