Loosely based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, trekking across America in their family vaudeville act. But times are changing, audiences are expecting more, and the two girls have their own ambitions in mind. The rise of burlesque is upon them, and nothing will ever be the same again for Momma Rose.
With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and music by Jule Styne the score features songs which helped launch the career of Sondheim and have since become show standards – Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Some People, Let Me Entertain You, Together, Wherever We Go to name but a few.
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Julie Styne. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memories of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original Production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward
Entire Production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
An amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.