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Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with `the ultimate show business mother.` It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The character of Louise is based on Lee, and the character of June is based on Lee`s sister, the actress June Havoc.

The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including `Everything`s Coming up Roses`, `Together (Wherever We Go)`, `Small World`, `You Gotta Get a Gimmick`, `Let Me Entertain You`, `All I Need Is the Girl`, and `Rose`s Turn`. It is frequently considered one of the crowning achievements of the mid-20th century`s conventional musical theatre art form, often called the `book musical`.

Gypsy has been referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers, among them Ben Brantley (`what may be the greatest of all American musicals...`) and Frank Rich. Rich wrote that `Gypsy is nothing if not Broadway`s own brassy, unlikely answer to `King Lear.`` Theater critic Clive Barnes wrote that ``Gypsy` is one of the best of musicals...` and described the character of Rose as `one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical....`

Background:

A musical based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee was a project of producer David Merrick and actress Ethel Merman. Merrick had read a chapter of Lee`s memoirs in Harper`s Magazine and approached Lee to obtain the rights. Jerome Robbins was interested, and wanted Leland Hayward as co-producer; Merman also wanted Hayward to produce her next show. Merrick and Hayward approached Arthur Laurents to write the book. As he relates, Laurents initially was not interested until he saw that the story was one of parents living their children`s lives. Composers Irving Berlin and Cole Porter declined the project. Finally, Robbins asked Stephen Sondheim, who agreed to do it. Sondheim had worked with Robbins and Laurents on the musical West Side Story. However, Merman did not want an unknown composer, and wanted Jule Styne to write the music. Although Sondheim initially refused to write only the lyrics, he was persuaded by Oscar Hammerstein to accept the job.

Date Ottobre 2017

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Vienna, Wiener Volksoper

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Gypsy

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Gypsy

Vienna, Wiener Volksoper

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Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. >> Per saperne di più

Date Ottobre 2017

Gypsy

Vienna, Wiener Volksoper

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Date Novembre 2017

Gypsy

Vienna, Wiener Volksoper

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Gypsy

Vienna, Wiener Volksoper

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Gypsy

Vienna, Wiener Volksoper

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La Vienna Volksoper (in tedesco Volksoper Wien) è uno dei maggiori teatri d`opera di Vienna. Esso produce circa 300 recite l`anno con un programma di 20/25 opere a stagione da settembre a giugno. Il teatro dispone di 1.473 posti a sedere e 102 all`impiedi. Venne costruito nel 1898 come Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheater (Teatro Civico del giubileo dell`Imperatore), che all`inizio rappresentava soltanto opere di prosa. Nel 1903, la programmazione venne arricchita anche con rappresentazioni di opere ed operette.

La prima rappresentazione viennese della Tosca e di Salomè avvennero alla Volksoper nel 1907 e nel 1910 rispettivamente. Cantanti famosi come Maria Jeritza e Richard Tauber calcarono il suo palcoscenico; il direttore Alexander Zemlinsky fu il primo direttore stabile nel 1906. Negli anni della prima guerra mondiale la Volksoper mantenne una posizione di prestigio come secondo teatro d`opera di Vienna, ma dopo il 1929 focalizzò il suo repertorio quasi esclusivamente sull`operetta. Dopo la seconda guerra mondiale, la Volksoper Wien divenne una sala alternativa alla devastata Wiener Staatsoper. Nel 1955, dopo la ricostruzione della Staatsoper, tornò al suo antico ruolo di rappresentazione di opere, operette e musical.

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