Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Gypsy is now playing in Signature's MAX Theatre. The production runs through January 26, 2014. Directed by Signature Artistic Associate Joe Calarco (Shakespeare's R&J, God of Carnage, Urinetown), Gypsy stars Sherri L. Edelen (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Company, Hairspray) as the iconic Momma Rose, in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Featuring a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy has been revived on Broadway four times since its original production in 1959. Inspired by the memoirs of famed burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical casts the spotlight on her mother Rose, one of the most notorious 'showbiz moms' ever.
Set during the 1920s on the fading vaudeville circuit, Gypsy portrays the rise of famed performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Momma Rose, the archetypal stage mother, steamrolls everyone on her way to propel her daughters into child stars. When the younger, more talented daughter defects, Rose sinks all her hopes (and claws) into the elder.
Featuring the songs "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Together (Wherever We Go)," "Small World," "Some People," "Let Me Entertain You," and "All I Need Is The Girl," Gypsy offers up a glittering world of song and dance for the whole family.
Performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are now on sale and start at $40. Single tickets are available in person at the Signature Box Office at 4200 Campbell Avenue in Shirlington, by calling Ticketmaster at (703) 573-SEAT, and online at www.signature-theatre.org. For more information, visit www.signature-theatre.org/shows/gypsy.
Photo Credit: Teresa Wood
Vaudeville dreams catch on as Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) gives a pep talk to Baby June (Erin Cearlock)
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) finds a new agent in Herbie (Mitchell HeÌ?bert).
Louise (Maria Rizzo) gets a surprise birthday present from her stage pals Yonkers, Angie, and L.A. (from left: Samuel Edgerly, Joseph Tudor, and Gannon Oâ€™Brien).
Sherri L. Edelen plays Momma Rose
Herbie (Mitchell HeÌ?bert, right) makes a point clear to Pastey (Steven Cupo) backstage
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) and Herbie (Mitchell HeÌ?bert) come to terms with a years-long almost-marriage
Mitchell HeÌ?bert plays Herbie
Louise (Maria Rizzo) sings 'Let Me Entertain You'
Itâ€™s 'Roseâ€™s Turn' to be a star as Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) imagines a different life for herself.