Eric Matthew Richardson is a composer who lives in Chicago. He may or may not have some radical things to say about Everything's Coming Up Roses, the song that closes Act 1 of Gypsy. Certainly he is knowledgable about the song and the history of the show. Plus, we hear some audio snippets from Arthur Laurents as he discusses not only Gypsy, but what makes a good musical director.
Eric's website: http://www.ericmatthewrichardson.com
Arthur Laurents talking about Gypsy Rose Lee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_mHl3azhVM
Arthur Laurents talking about directors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJpKQ4yRly0
Angela Lansbury opens the 1989 Tony Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1znyr0QQGE
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
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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.