Gypsy Rose Lee News

Also Credited As:
  • Rose Louise

  • Date Of Birth:
    January 08, 1911
    Date Of Death:
    April 26, 1970 (59)
    Birth Place:
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Gender:
    Female
    Cumberland County Playhouse Adds Three Performances to FRONT PAGE NEWS, Now Through 7/27
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

    Cumberland County Playhouse and its producing partner The SCOPES FESTIVAL, in Dayton, TN, have added three more performances of FRONT PAGE NEWS, the newly adapted, historically accurate play with music, opening Friday July 18 in the historic "monkey trial" courtroom in Dayton's Rhea County Courthouse. Additional shows of the new work are on Saturday, July 26 at 2:30 and 7:30pm, and the final show on Sunday, July 27 at 2:30 pm (All times are EDT). "Tickets for opening weekend are going fast, with a few good seats still open, especially on Saturday night at 7:30" says MainStreet Dayton director Anna Tromanhouser of the Festival Committee. "But call now!" (more...)

    Train Concert Raises $1.5 Million for Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

    MANHASSET, N.Y., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning band Train took center stage Wednesday evening in Oyster Bay, NY for a private benefit concert supporting The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The event also featured Endometriosis Foundation of America's (EFA) co-founders Tamer Seckin, MD, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConn
    by Lauren Yarger - Jul 16, 2014

    History is being made over at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus as Leslie Uggams becomes the first African-American actress to star as Rose in an Equity production with a mixed race cast for the musical Gypsy. (more...)

    Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY, Beginning Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

    In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable today, July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

    Cumberland County Playhouse Presents GYPSY, 7/18-9/5
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

    Beginning July 18, everything's coming up roses as the Playhouse brings one of the greatest American musicals of all time to life…Gypsy! From the unforgettable first notes of its legendary overture to the final white hot spotlight, Gypsy is considered by many to be 'the best musical ever,' as it tells the story of the archetypal stage mother, Rose and her daughters June and Louise. Set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, Gypsy portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and casts an affectionate eye on show business as she journeys across the country with her mother and sister during a time when Vaudeville was dying… and burlesque was born. Bold, brassy, yet remarkably charming, Rose puts today's Dance Moms to shame as she steamrolls everyone in her way to turn her daughters into child stars. When the younger, more talented daughter defects, Rose sinks all her hopes (and claws) into the elder. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: A Sparkling, Spangled GYPSY at York Little Theatre
    by Marakay Rogers - Jun 30, 2014

    Christopher Quigley and leads Jenna Mae Reck and Chris Ausherman brought the story of America's most notorious stage mother and her strong-willed daughter to life on the YLT stage (more...)

    BWW Interviews: It's LESLIE UGGAMS Turn as Momma Rose in GYPSY
    by Ryan Kilpatrick - Jun 30, 2014

    If anyone was destined for a career in the arts, it was Leslie Uggams. With a father who was a singer and a mother who was a dancer, it was appropriate that Leslie would be a professional by the age of six. She attended school with the composer, Marvin Hamlish and the son of Gypsy Rose Lee and Otto Preminger, Erik Lee Preminger. Ms. Uggams has worked with everyone from Ethel Waters to Kermit the frog. Yet, it is her latest venture that proves there are still many barriers to break for African Americans in the industry. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 6/29/2014
    by BWW - Jun 29, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/29/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

    Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY at CT Repertory Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

    In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

    This Week's THEATER TALK to Feature Authors James Shapiro and Carolyn Quinn, 6/20 - 6/23
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

    This week, THEATER TALK welcomes authors with two unique takes on American culture - James Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, whose new book is Shakespeare in America, an anthology of writing about the Bard's impact on U.S. history; and Carolyn Quinn, author of Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother, whose book illuminates the life of the character central to one of America's greatest musicals, Gypsy. (more...)

    York Little Theatre's GYPSY to Open 6/20
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

    York Little Theatre will present GYPSY June 20-22 and 26-29 in the Studio. GYPSY takes place during the colorful life of the theatre in the 1920's. The musical tells the backstage tale of vaudeville entertainer turned burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her overbearing mother, Rose. Rose battles directors, theatre owners and hotel managers in her efforts to push her two daughters toward stardom during the dying days of vaudeville. (more...)

    Leslie Uggams to Lead GYPSY as 'Mama Rose' at Connecticut Rep, 7/10-20
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

    In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/25/2014
    by BWW - May 25, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Memphis (more...)

    Broadway's Laura Benanti Signs with Top Talent Agency CAA
    by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

    Tony Winner Laura Benanti has signed with top talent agency CAA. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/18/2014
    by BWW - May 18, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Memphis (more...)

    Civic's TONYS & TAPAS Returns 6/8
    by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

    On Sunday, June 8, the same day as the nationally televised Tony Awards Ceremony, Civic Theatre of Allentown will present its 4th annual Tonys & Tapas Benefit to raise money for the theatre. Guests will enjoy vocal performances from recent productions, as well as appetizer samplings from some of the Valley's finest restaurants and caterers. There will also be a silent auction, open wine bar, and signature cocktails. The festivities will be held on Sunday, June 9, at 4 - 6:30 PM at Civic's Nineteenth Street Theatre. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Playhouse's GYPSY Offers Rose Her Turn
    by Joseph Baker - May 12, 2014

    The collaboration of Jules Stein and Stephen Sondheim on GYPSY provided the late Ethel Merman with a career boost into immortality. What isn't familiar about this material? Everyone knows the general outline of the play itself - 'Mama' Rose is 'Mommie Dearest' without the wire hangers; at the beginning of the play, she practically declares war on a quiet home life and, taking with her daughters June (the precocious and 'pretty' one) and Louise (the shy and recessive one), she practically declares war on domesticity and seeks to channel her dreams through their success. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/11/2014
    by BWW - May 11, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Memphis (more...)

    Tony Winner Laura Benanti Set for Orlando Cabaret Festival, 5/9-10
    by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

    Laura brings her highly acclaimed show In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention to the Orlando Cabaret Festival May 9 & 10. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/04/2014
    by BWW - May 04, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Memphis (more...)

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