STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Leslie Uggams on Joining Show Business, Leading Connecticut Rep's GYPSY & More
In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggamswould be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable, running July 10-20. Uggams, who will be the first African American actress to play the iconic role, recently visited local news station WFSB, and opened up about joining show business at a young age, the production, and more. Check out her interview below!
GYPSY: A Musical Fable runs at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT from July 10-20, 2014. GYPSY is the third show of the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which also includes A CHORUS LINE (June 5-14) and THE SUNSHINE BOYS (June 19-29) starring Jerry Adler, Richard Kline and Tina Fabrique.
Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Subscription package options range from $30 to $93. Single ticket prices range from $10 to 43. Call 860.486.2113 for tickets and additional information. Call the box office or visit www.crt.uconn.edu for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change.