Musical Gypsy is to be revived for a one-night concert in London this evening.
With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents, the piece will play at the Alexandra Palace on 21 February 2022.
Paul Foster directs with choreography by Joanna Goodwin and sound design by Paul Smith. Musical director Alex Parker will conduct a 26-piece orchestra.
The cast will see seven different actresses take on the iconic role of Rose: Tracie Bennett, Nicola Hughes, Keala Settle, Rebecca Lock, Samantha Spiro, Melanie La Barrie and Sally Ann Triplett.
They will be joined by Laura Pitt-Pulford as Louise, Carly Mercedes Dyer as June and Christopher Howell as Herbie with Ebony Molina as Electra, Rachel Stanley as Mazzepa, Alexxis Owen-Hobbs as Tessie and Danny Collins as Tulsa.
Completing the company are Ronan Burns, Pérola Congo, John Conroy, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Lily Laight, Katie Lee and Tom Partridge.
Loosely inspired by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success – all the while secretly yearning for her own.
Set in the 1920s and 30s across America, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, the iconic musical explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humour, heart, and sophistication.
It features the iconic songs ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’, ‘You Gotta Get A Gimmick’ and ‘Some People’ and many more.
Gypsy first premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it picked up eight Tony Award nominations. Numerous productions across the world have followed with a 2015 London revival picking up four Olivier Awards.
Gypsy plays at London’s Alexandra Palace on 21 February 2022. Tickets are available to book now online via alexandrapalace.com