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Never-ending List of Favorite Stage Performances - Patti LuPone as “Rose” in Gypsy

Heart-pounding.  Those are the best words I can think of to describe Patti LuPone as Rose in Gypsy.  Her performance was exhilarating from start to finish.  Maybe it’s because I grew up around a lot of dance moms, but her Rose was terrifying in her single-minded life purpose.  I ached for her children, especially Louise.  She was loud and selfish.  And even if I had not been a fan of her performance, the last ten minutes of the show, from “Rose’s Turn” through the final scene with Louise, had me on the edge of my seat.  LuPone sent my heart racing as I watched her intense downward spiral.  She is, by far, one of the greats.

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