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by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim

December 17, 2013 – January 26, 2014


Here she is, World. Here’‘s Rose! Sherri L. Edelen (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Company, Hairspray) stars as the iconic Momma Rose in the award-winning backstage musical favorite.

Set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, Gypsy portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Momma Rose, the archetypal stage mother, steamrolls everyone in her way to propel her daughters into child stars. When the younger, more talented, daughter defects, Rose sinks all her hopes (and claws) into the elder. Bold, brassy, yet remarkably charming, Momma Rose puts today’‘s Dance Moms to shame.

With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Signature’‘s “signature,” Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy features the beloved songs ““Everything‘’s Coming Up Roses,“” ““Together (Wherever We Go),”” ““Small World,”” ““Some People,”” ““Let Me Entertain You”” and ““Rose’‘s Turn.””

“Everything about Gypsy is right… – one of the best musicals.” –The New York Times

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed & choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Directed by Joe Calarco