Photo Flash: First Look at Vicki Lewis in GYPSY at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Let us entertain you with one of America's most beloved classic musicals! March brings the dazzling stage hit Gypsy to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business. Scroll down for a first look at Vicki Lewis and more in action!
With performances running now through April 9, this Broadway smash stars celebrated stage, screen and television actress Vicki Lewis as Rose and features such unforgettable songs by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim as "Together, Wherever We Go," "All I Need Is the Girl," and "You Gotta Get a Gimmick." Everything's coming up roses in this Tony Award-winning hit musical!
A renowned director and choreographer, Milgrom Dodge's work on revivals, new musicals, and plays has been seen throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South Korea, Denmark and the Middle East. A winner of multiple Carbonell awards for both direction and choreography, Milgrom Dodge's past Maltz Jupiter Theatre credits include Fiddler On the Roof, The King and I, Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes and Master Class. Credits include the acclaimed Broadway production of Ragtime?(2010 Tony?Award nomination and the Helen Hayes Award).
Beloved by South Florida theatergoers for her starring roles in the Theatre's productions of Hello, Dolly! and Annie, Lewis has an extensive career that includes starring on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revivals of Damn Yankees and Chicago, wowing television audiences as Beth on the hit series Newsradio and performing voiceover work that includes Finding Dory and Finding Nemo, among numerous other roles.
The cast will also feature Emma Stratton as Louise (whose national tour credits include Bullets Over Broadway and Anything Goes, in addition to much work regionally) and John Scherer as Herbie (seen previously at the Theatre in La Cage aux Folles, Annie and They're Playing Our Song, as well as on Broadway and in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's By Jeeves, in addition to other Broadway, off-Broadway, national tour, film, television and regional credits).
With a book by Arthur Laurents, the much-loved musical has earned many successes through the years. Gypsy's original Broadway production opened in 1959, starring Ethel Merman as Rose and earning eight Tony Award nominations. A West End production opened in 1973 starring Angela Lansbury, followed by a 1974 Broadway revival for which Lansbury won the Tony Award. Tyne Daly starred in the musical's 1989 Broadway revival (for which she also won the Tony Award) and Bernadette Peters played Rose in the show's 2003 Broadway revival, which earned four Tony Award nominations and broke box office records. Patti LuPone portrayed Rose in a 2008 Broadway revival, earning numerous awards (including the Tony Award for Lupone) - and Imelda Staunton portrayed Rose as the musical's recent and critically-acclaimed 2015 West End revival.
Featuring a cast of 30 and a 12-piece orchestra, the musical will showcase the artistry of a dynamic creative team, including the innovative scenic design of Carbonell Award winner Michael Schweikardt, evocative lighting by Carbonell Award nominee Paul Miller, electrifying costumes by Leon Wiebers, music direction by Carbonell Award winner Helen Gregory and sound design by Carbonell Award winner Marty Mets.
For showtimes and additional information, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
Photo Credit: Alicia Donelan (unless otherwise specified)
Celebrated stage, screen and television actress Vicki Lewis stars as Rose
Emma Stratton, Vicki Lewis and John Scherer
Atsuhisa Shinomiya, Johnson Brock, Neville Braithwaite, Steve Carroll, Vicki Lewis (above), Jillian Van Niel (below), John Scherer and Bret Thiele
Vicki Lewis, Emma Stratton, John Scherer and Jay Johnson
Emma Stratton and Vicki Lewis
Emma Stratton stars as Louise
Emily Moreland, Vicki Lewis, Talia B Pamatat and Blake McCall. Photo by Jen Vasbinder.
John Scherer and Vicki Lewis