A Musical Fable
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Regarded by many theater professionals as the greatest musical ever created, GYPSY is the ultimate tale
of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own.
Set all across America in the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’
landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication.
The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including:
“Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,”
“All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and
“Together Wherever We Go.”