Widely regarded as the best “book musical” ever written for its thorough integration of music, plot and characters, “Gypsy” follows bombastic “Mama” Rose Hovick, who will stop at nothing to make her two daughters, Louise and June, into Vaudeville stars. Performances run Sept. 17 – Oct. 4 in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Rd.). Tickets are on sale now online here and can also be purchased by calling the box office at (615) 541-8200.
“Gypsy” is loosely based on the memoirs of real-life burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, adapted for stage by Arthur Laurents (book), Jule Styne (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics). The show debuted on Broadway in 1959 to much acclaim and has been hailed by New York Timestheater critics as “one of the most enduring creations of the American theater” and “the kind of revival we cannot have too much of.”