By Amy Stumpfl | The Tennessean
More than 25 years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing the inimitable Tyne Daly in the pre-Broadway tour of “Gypsy.” As much as I adored that remarkable production, I must admit that I was far too green to really appreciate the gravitas of either Daly’s performance or the colossal role that is Mama Rose. I knew it was great, I just couldn’t tell you why.
But Studio Tenn’s gorgeous new staging provides a brilliant reminder of just what makes “Gypsy” such a marvel of musical theater. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents, “Gypsy” boasts some of Broadway’s most beloved show tunes, including “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You” and “Together (Wherever We Go).”
Of course, it’s no surprise that director/designer Matt Logan — who marked his first professional Broadway gig working in the costume department of the 2003 revival, starring Bernadette Peters — has captured all of the gritty razzle-dazzle of America’s fading vaudeville circuit with beautifully detailed costumes...READ MORE