Gypsy

Cast: 15f 18m, plus chorus and extras

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360869Publication Date:
1 Oct 1994
Size: 215mm x 135mm£19.99
First Staged:
New York, 1959; West End, 1973

Gypsy

By Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jule Styne

Paperback £19.99

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

Cast: 15f 18m, plus chorus and extras

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360869Publication Date:
1 Oct 1994
Size: 215mm x 135mm£19.99

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

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

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