Gypsy [The New Broadway Cast Recording]

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
All that the Broadway cast album of the 2003 production of the classic musical Gypsy has going for it is a world-class score by composer Arthur Laurents and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and a compelling vocal performance by Bernadette Peters. In the role of Mama Rose, the “mother” of all stage mothers, Peters brings all the intensity, flair, and dramatic style needed to put across this demanding role. Hear her on “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Rose’s Turn”: Peters steps up to the plate, gathers all her considerable strengths as a singer and an actress, and comes through. Gypsy isn’t a one-woman show, of course, and John Dossett in particular stands out, in the role ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
All that the Broadway cast album of the 2003 production of the classic musical Gypsy has going for it is a world-class score by composer Arthur Laurents and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and a compelling vocal performance by Bernadette Peters. In the role of Mama Rose, the “mother” of all stage mothers, Peters brings all the intensity, flair, and dramatic style needed to put across this demanding role. Hear her on “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Rose’s Turn”: Peters steps up to the plate, gathers all her considerable strengths as a singer and an actress, and comes through. Gypsy isn’t a one-woman show, of course, and John Dossett in particular stands out, in the role of Herbie the agent. Still, Peters remains the heart of both the show and the cast recording, giving a memorably larger-than-life performance that expertly balances grit and pathos.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bernadette Peters is rare among performers of her generation in that she has largely resisted opportunities in concertizing, recording, and appearing in films and on television to focus on acting and singing on the Broadway stage for a grueling eight shows a week. As a result, she is the biggest star in the American musical theater in her generation. But Broadway composers and librettists are not writing new shows as star vehicles for mature female performers anymore, as they were in Ethel Merman's day. As a result, Peters has turned to revivals to keep her name in lights on the Great White Way, sometimes turning to shows not entirely suited to her talents. Certainly, that was the case in her portrayal of Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, and initially, one might think of her as similarly miscast in another Merman vehicle, Gypsy. But Peters got her professional start in a bit part in a touring production of Gypsy, and she clearly knows the show backwards and forwards. The part of the monstrous Mama Rose may seem a challenge for an actress known for her vulnerability and coy sexuality, but Peters is also a stage veteran who knew what she was getting into. And she has worked hard on this production, work that shows in the cast recording. From Mama Rose's first appearance, calling, "Sing out, Louise!," Peters inhabits the part. She gets the ruthless determination in "Some People," the deliberate flirtatiousness of "You'll Never Get Away From Me," and the irrational optimism of "Everything's Coming Up Roses," not to mention nailing the tour de force climax "Rose's Turn." The supporting cast is fine: John Dossett's Herbie can actually carry a tune, which is a welcome change from previous productions, and Tammy Blanchard's Louise matures convincingly from a mousy daughter to the commanding Gypsy Rose Lee. But this album is all about Peters' interpretation, which will not make theater fans forget Merman, or even Angela Lansbury in the triumphant 1970s revival, but which stands validly on its own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724358385823
  • Catalog Number: 83858
  • Sales rank: 90,527

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1. Overture (4:44)
  2. 2 Act 1. May We Entertain You - Heather Tepe (0:51)
  3. 3 Act 1. Some People (3:09)
  4. 4 Act 1. Small World (3:23)
  5. 5 Act 1. Baby June and Her Newsboys - Eamon Foley (1:58)
  6. 6 Act 1. Mr. Goldstone (2:37)
  7. 7 Act 1. Little Lamb - Tammy Blanchard (2:20)
  8. 8 Act 1. You'll Never Get Away from Me (2:39)
  9. 9 Act 1. Dainty June and Her Farmboys - Matt Bauer (2:03)
  10. 10 Act 1. Broadway - Tim Federle (1:38)
  11. 11 Act 1. If Momma Was Married - Kate Reinders (2:59)
  12. 12 Act 1. All I Need Is the Girl - David Burtka (4:21)
  13. 13 Act 1. Everything's Coming Up Roses (3:37)
  14. 14 Act 2. Entr'acte (2:18)
  15. 15 Act 2. Madame Rose's Toreadorables - Julie Martell (1:12)
  16. 16 Act 2. Together, Wherever We Go - Tammy Blanchard (3:55)
  17. 17 Act 2. You Gotta Get a Gimmick - Heather Lee (4:50)
  18. 18 Act 2. Small World (reprise) (1:15)
  19. 19 Act 2. Incidental Music - Tammy Blanchard (0:46)
  20. 20 Act 2. Gypsy Strip (Let Me Entertain You) - Tammy Blanchard (6:35)
  21. 21 Act 2. Rose's Turn (5:03)
  22. 22 Act 2. Curtain - Tammy Blanchard (1:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bernadette Peters Primary Artist, Vocals, cast
Dennis Anderson Reeds
Hollis Burridge Trumpet
Bruce Eidem Trombone
Eileen Folson Cello
Crystal Garner Viola
Julie Green Cello
Ron Jannelli Reeds
Larry Lunetta Trumpet
Cubby O'Brien Drums
Ralph Olsen Reeds
Roger Wendt French Horn
Ann Labin Concert Master
Richard Brice Viola
William Ellison Bass
Marvin Laird Conductor
Maura Giannini Concert Master
Mort Silver Reeds
Charles Pillow Reeds
Fritz Krakowski Violin
Grace Paradise Harp
William Parry Vocals, cast
Victor Schultz Violin
Michael Seltzer Trombone
Kate Buddeke Vocals, cast
Dana Ianculovici Concert Master
Brooks Ashmanskas Vocals
John Dossett Vocals
Michael McCormick Vocals, cast
MacIntyre Dixon Vocals, cast
Ethyl Will Piano
Brooks Ashimanskas cast
Jordan Viscomi Vocals, cast
Cathy Trien cast
Matt Bauer cast
William Berloni Animal Sounds
Tammy Blanchard Vocals, cast
Benjamin Brooks Cohen Vocals, cast
David Burtka Vocals, cast
Addison Timlin Vocals, cast
Dan Miller Cello
Heather Tepe Vocals, cast
Joey Dudding Vocals, cast
Brandon Espinoza Vocals, cast
Stephen Scott Scarpulla Vocals, cast
Chandra Lee Schwartz cast
Pamela Remler Vocals, cast
Kate Reinders Vocals, cast
Eamon Foley Vocals
Julie Halston Vocals
Heather Lee Vocals
Tim Federle Vocals
Gypsy Cast Ensemble cast
Jenna Gavigan Vocals
Ginifer King Vocals
Gypsy Pit Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Matt Bauer Vocals
Dontee Kiehn Vocals
Julie Martell Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer, Lyricist
Robert Fox Contributor
Kander Dance Arrangement
Tom Lazarus Engineer
Sid Ramin Orchestration
Jay David Saks Producer
Jule Styne Composer
Todd Whitelock Engineer
Marvin Laird Dance Arrangement, Music Direction
Maureen Moore Contributor
Robert Ginzler Orchestration
Jerome Robbins Choreographer
Harvey Weinstein Contributor
Arthur Laurents Liner Notes, Book
Andrew Eccles Cover Photo
Tony Ward Costume Design, Scenic Design
Michael Watt Contributor
Bryan Brown Contributor
Kenny Davenport Company Manager
John Dossett Contributor
Wally Dunn Contributor
Patrick Vaccariello Musical Supervision
Graham Bowen Contributor
Jim Carnahan Casting
Jodi Moccia Associate Choreographer
Sam Mendes Director
Ron Kastner Contributor
Roger Marino Contributor
Alexandra Stevens Contributor
Gordon H. Jee Art Direction
Gypsy Rose Lee Concept
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bernadette Peters ROCKS in Gypsy!

    Starring as Rose, Bernadette Peters is OUTSTANDING in this new revival of Stephan Sodheim's classic of GYPSY. I love Tammy Blanchard and Kate in "If Momma was married". The songs that I really love in this CD are "Some people" and "Roses Turn", Bernadette Peters ROCKS!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Soundtrack ever, and i didn't even buy it yet!

    All I can say is WOW! Last spring I went to go see Gypsy and it was amazing! Everyone was absolutely fantastic! Now all I have to do is get the most antisipated soundtrack!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible!

    Bernadette Peters has made the most passionate broadway recording I have heard in years. A must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

    FABULOUS! WONDERFUL! SPELLBINDING! AMAZING! getting the point!? WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! lol two words: GET IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I AM SPEECHLESS!!!!

    Wow! This recording is flawless! It is done with aboslute perfection! Bernadette Peters has done it again! To listen to her voice change with each emotion in differnet songs is amazing! She puts 150% into each and every song and you can really tell! Peters is joined by her costar, Tammy Blanchard who is new to the Broadway Stage! Tammy has blown me away with her amazing voice and awesome emotions. John Dosset nails the role of Herbie! This recording of "Gypsy" is by far the BEST! I give it 10 STARS! This is an absolute must!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Fabulous CD, A Fabulous Show

    I saw this CD, and I immediately thougt, "Wow, i gotta buy this." A few months ago, about three, I saw Gypsy on broadway, with Bernadette Peters. SHe was absolutely amazing, and she stays true to this in the CD. The other people are great as well, Tammy Blanchard and so on. The show was fabulous, B.P. got a standing ovation in the second half for "Rose's Turn," which she did a fantastic job on. I highly reccommend this album.

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