Saturday, January 10, 2009

MD Poll: The Next Rose's Turn

The latest revival of the Broadway classic Gypsy (starring the Tony Award-winning Miss Patti LuPone) takes its final bow tomorrow, so that means we should be expecting another new production of it ... oh, in about six months.

Seriously though, Gypsy has had many versions since its debut almost fifty years ago, both on stage and screen. And many a belting diva — from Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bernadette Peters on Broadway to Rosalind Russell and Bette Midler on film — have assayed the legendary role of Rose Thompson Hovick, better known as "Momma Rose". And there's plenty more potential Roses waiting in the wings, just dying to take on the demanding yet coveted part (which pretty much guarantees a Tony nomination, if not the award itself).

So, the latest MD Poll asks, "who do you want to see as the next Momma Rose?" Pick your prima donna of choice and place your vote in the poll, located in the right-hand sidebar, and check back in two week for the complete results. The divas are waiting ...

UPDATE: This poll is now closed; click here for the results, and click here to vote in the next MD Poll.

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