St. James Theater in New York
Address: 246 West 44th Street
Opened: March 27, 2008
Category: Musical Revival
Set during the vaudeville era, Gypsy is about a relentless
stage mother, Rose, traveling the country with her two
daughters, June and Louise, and their manager, Herbie.
While June and Louise wish their mother would settle down
and marry Herbie, Rose continues to pursue dreams of stardom
for her girls. When June deserts the act, Rose turns her
attention to the shy Louise, whom she hopes to fashion
into a star. When the act is booked into a burlesque house
by mistake, Louise is forced into the spotlight and Gypsy
Rose Lee is born.
of Gypsy was first seen as part of New York City Center's
new Encores! Summer Stars series.