Gypsy: Musical Info & Synopsis


Gypsy delves into the world of vaudeville and the life of Rose, a determined stage mother. The story follows Rose and her daughters, Louise and June, as they navigate the ups and downs of show business. At the heart of the musical is Rose’s unyielding desire for her children to succeed in the entertainment world, particularly June. Gypsy is an exploration of the price of pursuing dreams and the resilience of the human spirit.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

Cast Size: 35+

Genre: Dramedy / Semi-Biography

Setting: 1920s, 1930s / USA

Creative Team

Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Arthur Laurents

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1959)➝

Original London Cast (1973)➝

Broadway Cast (1990)➝

Broadway Cast (2003)➝

Broadway Cast (2008)➝

London Cast (2015)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1950s, Animals, Based on a Book, Biographical, Child Roles, Classic, Female Leads, Golden Age, Large Cast, One-Word, Popular, Tap Dance

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