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"Gypsy" to remain open at the Shubert Theatre

Thu 12 Feb 2004 "Gypsy" to remain open at the Shubert Theatre The musical Gypsy is to stay open on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, and is now booking to 30 May 2004 Last week it was announced that the show would have to close at the end of the month because of declining ticket sales. Since that time business has improved and with concessions from everyone working on the show, the producers have decided that it is possible to keep the show running. Producer Robert Fox said, "The outpouring of support for Gypsy has been remarkable. I am very proud of this production and I believe it should not close while there is an audience eager to see the extraordinary performances of Bernadette Peters and the entire company in Sam Mendes' exceptional staging of what I believe is the greatest of all Broadway musicals." Producer Ron Kastner added, "Everyone connected with the Gypsy company and the Shubert Organization immediately volunteered to help us get through this tough winter period. No one in the Broadway community expected this traditionally challenging season to be so rough. I'm thrilled that we have found a way to keep the Shubert lit with this fantastic show." 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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