Sometimes you just need to shake it 'til you break it. Erik Stadnik returns to discuss burlesque dancers needing a gimmick. This song is all about the visuals, so does it work to to just listen to? Listen to find out! Plus, weirdly, MMMBop is referenced.
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Erik's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sjcAustenite
Gypsy Rose Lee's only film appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m9kd_nD1mA
Music video for MMMBop ... just because: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE
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.