Darby Turnbull calls in from Melbourne to discuss his life as an actor and creator, plus offers insight into If Momma Was Married. What some may disregard as a fluffy song is actually a deeply layered character piece where two sister talk openly about their mother and wish for a better future.

Ethel Merman on the Gypsy Rose Lee Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqCgnX0s0M8
Laura Benanti wins the 2008 Tony Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlrPPujyRME
The Lunts at the 1970 Tony Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0vsmIElNiw
Fanny Brice sings “I’d Rather Be Blue Over You” circa 1929: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_62pKiiVSIs

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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Recorded at Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: https://medialabyyc.com

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