jens peter

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Who wants transparency when you can have magic? Who wants prose when you can have poetry? Pull away the veil and what are you left with? An ordinary young woman of modest ability and little imagination. But wrap her up like this, anoint her with oil, and hey, presto, what do you have? A goddess.

Smoke and Mirrors

He did not think of love as an eternally vigilant, blazing flame, which with its powerful, flickering glow shown into all the peaceful folds of life and in some fantastic way made everything seem bigger and stronger than it was. For him, love was more like the calm, smouldering ember that gives off an even heat from its soft bed of ashes and in the muted twilight tenderly forgets what is distant and makes what is near seem twice as close and twice as intimate.
—  Jens Peter Jacobsen
The Gypsy Problem

Okay Broadway Babies, tell me what you think about this. 

In the beginning of Gypsy HISTORICALLY Mama Rose SHOULD be 26ish years old.

By “Rose’s Turn” she should be approximately 38. 

SO WHY ON EARTH DO 50/60 YEAR OLDS ALWAYS PLAY MAMA ROSE?

I think we need a solid young Jen Colella, Kate Shindle, Rachel Tucker, Stephy J Block Gypsy Revival. 

I cast Emily Skinner as Rose, and Taylor Louderman as Louise. Funding starts now.