Putting It Together

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Summary

Darby Turnbull calls in from Melbourne to discuss his life as an actor and creator, plus offers insight into If Momma Was Married. What some may disregard as a fluffy song is actually a deeply layered character piece where two sister talk openly about their mother and wish for a better future.

Show Notes

Darby Turnbull calls in from Melbourne to discuss his life as an actor and creator, plus offers insight into If Momma Was Married. What some may disregard as a fluffy song is actually a deeply layered character piece where two sister talk openly about their mother and wish for a better future.

Ethel Merman on the Gypsy Rose Lee Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqCgnX0s0M8
Laura Benanti wins the 2008 Tony Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlrPPujyRME
The Lunts at the 1970 Tony Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0vsmIElNiw
Fanny Brice sings "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You" circa 1929: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_62pKiiVSIs

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

Our sponsors this week are:
1.  The Alberta Podcast Network - https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com - They promote and support Alberta-made podcasts, and connect their audiences with Alberta-based businesses and organizations. Check out The Read-Along here: https://readalongpod.blogspot.com
2. Let's Do Coffee http://letsdocoffee.libsyn.com - Tune into Let's Do Coffee where we interview local entrepreneurs, either student or alumni, about their ventures into entrepreneurship.

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Putting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com

Recorded at Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.com

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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.