Based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY follows Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. It is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business, with what critics call the only truly complex characters in an American musical.
GYPSY contains many songs that became popular standards, including “Small World,” “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and “Rose’s Turn.” It is frequently considered one of the crowning achievements of the mid-20th century’s conventional musical theatre art form, often referred to as a “book musical.”
Original Production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward. Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
Presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 10022.