New ‘Gypsy’ cast recording on CD
Broadway musical buffs can’t get enough of “Gypsy” recordings.
And now there is another one on the way.
The 2008 Broadway cast recording, starring Patti LuPone, will be released Aug. 26 by Time Life, and the company is billing it as the most complete “Gypsy” ever. The recording includes half a dozen numbers cut from the show before the musical first opened on Broadway in 1959. These forgotten songs are annotated with liner notes on why they were not used.
This new “Gypsy” CD follows the Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bernadette Peters versions.