17 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having launched her film career by channeling her vibrant musical spirit into the Joplin-esque rock-blues of The Rose, then bolstering it by covering a decade or three of disparate pop hits on the USO-themed “For the Boys,” Bette Midler sidestepped gracefully into two different milieus via this 1993 television adaptation of the hit 1959 Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical bio of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her domineering mother Momma Rose. The latter role garnered Midler a Golden Globe for her performance in the HBO production, a project that also tends to undercut her reputation as domineering diva — she appears on only seven songs on the Arif Marden-produced soundtrack, one that finds its strengths in a fine ensemble cast that also features Peter Riegert, Jennifer Beck and Cynthia Gibbs.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having launched her film career by channeling her vibrant musical spirit into the Joplin-esque rock-blues of The Rose, then bolstering it by covering a decade or three of disparate pop hits on the USO-themed “For the Boys,” Bette Midler sidestepped gracefully into two different milieus via this 1993 television adaptation of the hit 1959 Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical bio of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her domineering mother Momma Rose. The latter role garnered Midler a Golden Globe for her performance in the HBO production, a project that also tends to undercut her reputation as domineering diva — she appears on only seven songs on the Arif Marden-produced soundtrack, one that finds its strengths in a fine ensemble cast that also features Peter Riegert, Jennifer Beck and Cynthia Gibbs.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings
24 Ratings
egoamongstdoubt ,

Another at Gypsy!

I have always loved the tracks from Gypsy. First it was Ethel Merman playing Mama Rose in the Broadway Production of Gypsy. Then next Liza Minnelli takes selected songs from Gypsy, and still today sings them in concerts. Then now here we have Bette Midler. Who will the next to try Gypsy. And Bette Midler was great at this album. One of the best from The Divine Miss M. I just wished they didn't make the movie into a TV Movie. They should have released in theaters. Bette would have really shined!

unctarheel91 ,

Best Musical

Gypsy is most likely one of the best musicals ever written!!! I have had the pleasure to be in this show and it is spectacular!!! You will love this music!!!!

padron_g ,

INCREDIBLE!!

This soundtrack and movie is phenominal! Very true to the stage show! Get this movie on iTunes!!

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