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By Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Jule Styne
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559360869, 120 pages, April 1994


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.


'Best damn musical I've seen in years!'

- New York Herald Tribune


- New York Times