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Gypsy: Tickets are now on sale to the general public


Tickets went on sale to the general public today for the upcoming Broadway revival of Gypsy, which will open at the St. James Theatre on 27 Mar 2008, following previews from 1 Mar 2008.

The new production will be based on the critically acclaimed New York City Center Encores! production which enjoyed a triumphant three week run in July 2007.

The show will star Patti LuPone as 'Rose,' Boyd Gaines as 'Herbie' and Laura Benanti as 'Louise,' who originated the roles for the City Encores production, to critical acclaim, revive their roles for Broadway.

The musical will also star Leigh Ann Larkin as 'Dainty June', Tony Yazbeck as 'Tulsa', Marilyn Caskey as 'Electra', Alison Fraser as 'Tessie', and Lenora Nemetz as 'Mazeppa', with Bill Bateman as 'Mr. Goldstone', Jim Bracchitta as 'Uncle Jocko', Sami Gayle as 'Baby June', Bill Raymond as 'Pop', Brian Reddy as 'Weber' and Emma Rowley as 'Baby Louise'.

The production, once again helmed by Arthur Laurents, will feature chorepgraphy by Bonnie Walker (reproducing Jerome Robbins' original choreography). The creative team features James Youmans (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), Howell Binkley (lighting) and Gregory Clarke (sound).

Gypsy, score by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents, tells the story of Mama Rose (LuPone), an overbearing stage mother who is determined to break into the big time by pushing the vaudeville career of her younger daughter June (Sami Gayle). However, unwilling to tolerate her mother's manipulations, June elopes with a dancer.

Rose then turns all of her attention on her older and less talented daughter Louise (Benanti). Eventually Rose's dreams come to fruition when she successfully transforms Louise into a famous burlesque stripper known as Gypsy Rose Lee, but her daughter's success does not bring Mama Rose the happiness see seeks.

Gypsy is being produced on Broadway by Roger Berlind, The Routh - Frankel - Barucho Viertel Group, Roy Furman, Debra Black, Ted Hartley, Roger Horchow, David Ian, Scott Rudin and Jack Viertel.

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