Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Gypsy The Musical Extends Booking Period

Jonathan Kent's hugely acclaimed new production of the Broadway classic musical Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton is extending its booking period following a successful opening night and will now play at the Savoy Theatre in the West End Venue until at least November 28th

Loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the legendary American burlesque entertainer, Gypsy first opened on Broadway in 1959 with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents  and tells the story of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, who trek all across the USA with their family vaudeville act.  As times change and audiences become more demanding, the two girls begin to formulate their own ambitions as the rise of burlesque is thrust upon them, and it seems that things will never be the same again for Momma Rose.

Gypsy has been referred to as the greatest ever American musical and the original U.S production received eight Tony Award nominations including 'Best Musical' before closing in 1961 after 702 performances and going on a tour across the USA and subsequently crossing over the pond and opening in London at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1973 where it played 300 performances.  The show has since had several revivals throughout the American continent but this is the first time it has been seen in the West End since closing in 1974.

The current production premiered to huge critical acclaim at the Chichester Festival prior to it's transfer to the Savoy Theatre and was originally set for a limited run up until July 18th before this current booking extension due to popular demand.

To book tickets to Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre in London please CLICK HERE

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