I am hoping to see "Gypsy" in June while vacationing in New York, so no, I have not seen it yet. It's killing me, but I'll try to survive until then.
I had to pick up this soundtrack tonight. It's absoulutely amazing. I've loved the movie "Gypsy" (both versions with Natalie Wood, then Bette Midler) since I was a kid. My mom raised me on all the classic musicals.. and they were always the movie versions since we lived no where near New York, London, LA, Toronto, or wherever (and still don't. Pffft.)
Anyway, I grew up with "Gypsy" and thought about seeing the revival show. But as soon as I learned Bernadette Peters, my absolute FAVORITE performer, was leading, that pushed me over the edge. She's not one you'd expect to play Rose, but listening to this recording, it somehow fits. Why doubt her, I don't know. I believe she can do anything. Anything. And I can't wait to see her light up the stage in June. What an experience.
Shockingly, all my favorite tracks are Rose's songs. "Rose's Turn" is breathtaking. You can feel the intensity and emotion Bernadette pours into this role. I almost can't even recognize her voice. Fun numbers "Together, Wherever We Go" and "You Gotta Get A Gimmick", etc.. are charming. The pieces of dialog I am very thankful for. Anything to tide me over till June...
Don't miss this one.