– by Laura Benanti
Curtain Up! The smash Broadway musical comes to life in this all new cast recording! It’s the new 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Patti LuPone as the indomitable Momma Rose.This classic American musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim about a fractured family stars the larger-than-life, true Broadway diva LuPone heading the cast as the stage mother of all stage mothers, determined to make a star out of at least one of her children. Four-time Tony-winner Boyd Gaines is the beleaguered Herbie, a gentlemanly candy salesman and reluctant theatrical agent who loves Rose, and Tony-winner Laura Benanti is the wallflower-turned-world-famous-stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, one of Rose s two daughters.