Some People is a song sung by a desperate woman. Or, perhaps, it could be looked at as an ode to the entrepreneur. At any rate Karen Unland returns to the show to discuss how Rose's first song of the show informs her character and how–depending on the performer–it can change the interpretation we have of them.
Listen to Karen's podcast she does with her daughter, That's a Thing!? by going here: https://thatsathing.transistor.fm
You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo
We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Gypsy.
The original Broadway cast starring Ethel Merman (1959)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2QcbkqZ
Or get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SwBlmL
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/24hgppcPnYdswB9l2sqzih?si=UB4ty6JNR6OfqMesqvNcwQ
The Broadway revival starring Bernadette Peters (2003)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2SwRs3A
Or get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AplLT5
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6Zy5TONz6w6hQBhpOv5YDZ?si=5huMj99iTPWhB7IzUIvTnA
The Broadway revival starring Patti Lupone (2008)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2RvnmAg
Or get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BT1yVr
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4dJ5ZnyEQ996ZqWRPyagwZ?si=og6D3BEMQT-Zpeo_mI8klA
If you'd like you can check out the opening to The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy8dVZ5r_kU
Here's Ethel Merman on the morning show hosted by Gypsy Rose Lee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqCgnX0s0M8
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What is Putting It Together?
This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.