Cedar Rapids Gazette
January 2, 1993
Dear Stacy: I read a while back that there was a new TV version of â€œGypsyâ€ being made, to star Bette Midler as Mama Rose. Sheâ€™s one of my favorite performers and itâ€™s one of my favorite musicals. Can you tell me any more about this television production? Was it actuallyÂ made? When it will be on? Who else is in the cast? â€” Florence H., Long Island, N.Y.
Dear Florence: CBSâ€™s planned three-hour presentation of the great musical has not yet been lensed, nor is there additional casting beyond Midler at this point. Bette isnâ€™t expected to complete Disneyâ€™s big-screen â€œHocus Pocusâ€ until February so â€œGypsyâ€ will have to wait until after that. One thing the â€œGypsyâ€ producers do know is that the musical will be presented with all the songs from the original Broadway score intact. That ought to please â€œGypsyâ€ fans who never quite forgave producers of the Rosalind Russell-Natalie
Wood 1962 film version of the musical for omitting â€œTogether, Wherever We Go.â€