Will Encores Mount All-Star Gypsy?
For anyone who witnessed last summer's bravura performance by Patti LuPone
in Gypsy at Ravinia Festival
, you know what an event it was. And you also know that you have bragging rights to something truly special. Those nights have long since become fabled.
So much so that many are clinging to the hope that they may have their opportunity to see the woman who was born to play the role of Mama yet again. Will New York City Center Encores!
provide the vehicle for a similar staging near Broadway?
When asked whether she was going to take part in the "rumored" production at Encores! "this summer" alongside LuPone, she said:
I hear they're looking for celebrities, which I'm totally bummed about because I would love to do it. I hope maybe I'll get really lucky and all of those fancy people will say no....Even better, if Scarlett Johansson says yes and the day before she backs out, and they call me, desperate.
Of course, Ravinia's "concert" staging of Gypsy
dovetails nicely with the Encores!
format that's been around since 1994. Stay tuned for more information on what would likely be the
theatrical event of the summer for New York.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Labels: Encores, Gypsy, New York State, Patti LuPone, Ravinia