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Today I was reading a lovely article in Dramatics magazine that discussed many of the Tony winners. This interested me:
"Laurents... took the opportunity in this production to make a few cuts, reassign a few lines, and change the ending. As it has always been played before, after a confrontation mother and daughter make up and walk offstage arm-in-arm. In this production, Louise exits, presumably to catch a cab for them, and a sign reading "Rose" descends. As the lights fall, Rose is last seen grabbing at the air in a vain attempt to reach it".

To those who have seen (LIVE) what I hear is the phenomenal production starring Patti LuPone, what did you think of the new ending? I'm very curious, as I have not seen it yet but hopefully will this winter.


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I didn't know that the ending changed.....but I know that I never really cared for the way it ended...I would have prefered that they didn't reconcile.

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Personally, when I saw it, I thought the new ending was a little depressing.

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I thought it was brilliant. It was a bit sad, yes. But...the new ending absolutely blew me away.

Another thing that I absolutely LOVED...and I mean LOVED was during Rose's Turn, I think it was right before, "I had a dream, I dreamed it for you June..." with the loud pit music...a beam of light appears on the floor from back center stage through upstage center. Rose starts walking down this beam but is apparently thrown off her path...or she falls off...she tries to get back on...she falls off again...

IT'S AMAZING

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I saw it when it was still in previews and the original ending was still being used. This new ending doesn't sound too great to me. And Patti did the original ending phenomonally.

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