Gypsy
Theatre: St James
Status: Closed
(March 03, 2008 - January 11, 2009 )
  • Preview: March 3, 2008
  • Open: March 27, 2008
  • Close: January 11, 2009
Musical - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 45mins

Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.

For The Record:

A City Center Encores! Summer Stars series production of “Gypsy,” starring Patti LuPone, ran from July 9 thru July 29, 2007, and also featured Boyd Gaines & Laura Benanti. Arthur Laurents was the director. Ms LuPone will be the fifth actress to headline as Rose on B’way, following Ethel Merman (1959), Angela Lansbury (1974), Tyne Daly (1989) and Bernadette Peters (2003).

Total Gross: $31,430,300
Average Weekly Gross: $698,451
Total Gross Potential: 56%
Total Attendance: 441,949
Average Weekly Attendance: 72%

Staff & Creative Team

Book Writer:

Arthur Laurents

Music:

Jule Styne

Director:

Arthur Laurents

Choreographer:

Bonnie Walker

Settings:

James Youmans

Lighting:

Howell Binkley

Orchestrations:

Sid Ramin
Robert Ginzler

Musical Director:

Patrick Vaccariello

Original Production Choreography:

Jerome Robbins

Cast

Rose 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009
Herbie 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009
Louise 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009
Dainty June 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009
Tulsa 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009
Electra 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009
Tessie Tura 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009
Mazeppa/Miss Cratchit 03/03/2008 - 01/11/2009