"Gypsy" to close 28 Feb 2004

Mon 2 Feb 2004 "Gypsy" to close 28 Feb 2004 The musical Gypsy has posted closing notices at the Shubert Theatre The last performance will be on Saturday 28 Feb 2004. The production will have played 33 previews and 347 regular performances. (However, If the box office shows a marked improvement, the producers may extend the Gypsy run!!) According to a statement, "The producers stated that the current extreme weather conditions in New York, which have caused an industry-wide decline in ticket sales, contributed to the decision to close the production." Starring Bernadette Peters as Mama Rose, the show opened on 1 May 2003, following previews from 31 March 2003. It has book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It is directed by Sam Mendes, with choreography by Jerry Mitchell & Jerome Robbins. A consummate show-biz musical suggested by the memoirs of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee � who was once just plain Louise, the awkward daughter of an unstoppable stage mother and sister to Dainty June, a child star of a minor vaudeville circuit.

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