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Bernadette or Ethel? 
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dramadeyswine wrote:
I didn't know Angela Lansbury did gypsy. Quite honestly I just can't see that. haha. Her voice isn't exactly a power-house.


I don't exactly see here as the type to play Ms. Lovett from Sweeney Todd but she is the orginal.

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futureMUNGOJERRIE wrote:
Dear Salome,

Bernadette was effing fantastic. You try playing it.

Love, Matthew.


I could play her better than bernadette. give 15 years to get to the right age.

you are such a jerk.

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Maybe you should've turned up your hearing aid or taken your blindfold off.
She was amazing as Rose, and if you can't respect that, go put on a Follies head-piece or something.

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I respectt he effort she gave. but she was dreadful. the only other role of hers I felt that way about was her weird assed portrayal of Annie Oakley.

she is untouched in ITW,SITPWG,Mack and Mabel and Anyone Can Whistle though.

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candymancan wrote:
dramadeyswine wrote:
Which was better...

Ethel Merman as the original Rose, or Bernadette Peters in the Revival?

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Lol, I saw this on the main page and wondered if you had started this topic!



Hahaha... why yes.... I just wanted to know. Because I didn't like Ethel in it, and I only liked Bernadette Peters' voice in a couple songs. And that final scene. But I feel like an idiot cause I had NO idea that Angela Lansbury was Mama Rose. hahaha.... #-o


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I didn't know either, I wish I could get her Cast recording, The library doesn't have it...

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try buying it. its only 18 bucks at borders.



list of actresses who played mama rose in major productions..
in order of greatnesss IMO

Angela Lansbury-OLC/Broadway revival
Tyne Daly-b'way revival
Rosalind Russell-film
Ethel Merman-OBC
Linda Lavin-tyne's replacement
Bette Midler-televison film
Bernadette Peters-b'way revival
Joyce DeWitt-pocono playhouse


havent seen or heard(except for youtube clips of patti):
Betty Buckley
Patti LuPone

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Peters is better than Merman. Merman was a terrible actress. Peters could act circles around her.

Sorry Salome!!


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