Gypsy
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360869Publication Date:
1 Oct 1994
Size: 215mm x 135mm£13.99
First Staged:
New York, 1959; West End, 1973

Gypsy

By Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jule Styne

Paperback £13.99

On Stage at:
Royal Exchange, Manchester
From Sat 30 Nov 2019 to Sat 25 Jan 2020

One of the greatest musicals of all time, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Gypsy is based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, a famous burlesque stripper. The musical focuses on her overbearing mother, Rose, the quintessential stage mother, as she pushes Gypsy (then known as Louise) and her sister June into life on the vaudeville circuit, forever trying to break into the big time.

The musical contains many songs that have become popular standards, including 'Everything's Coming up Roses' and 'Let Me Entertain You'.

Gypsy was premiered on Broadway in May 1959 at The Broadway Theatre (transferring to the Imperial Theatre), directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with Ethel Merman starring as Rose.

Press Quotes

'Best damn musical I've seen in years!'

New York Herald Tribune

'Genius!'

New York Times
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360869Publication Date:
1 Oct 1994
Size: 215mm x 135mm£13.99

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

Getting Away With Murder
Follies
Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)
Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics
Pacific Overtures
Into the Woods
Road Show
Assassins
Sweeney Todd
Passion
Company (US edition)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Little Night Music
Sunday in the Park with George

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