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

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Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Vaudeville dreams catch on as Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) gives a pep talk to Baby June (Erin Cearlock)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) finds a new agent in Herbie (Mitchell HeÌ?bert).

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Life’s a stage when you’re with Dainty June (Nicole Mangi, foreground), backed up by L.A. (Gannon O’Brien), Yonkers (Samuel Edgerly), Tulsa (Vincent Kempski), and Louise (Maria Rizzo).

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
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 O’Brien).

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Dainty June (Nicole Mangi) and Louise (Maria Rizzo) sing 'If Momma Was Married.'

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Tulsa (Vincent Kempski, right) captures the imagination of Louise (Maria Rizzo) in 'All I Need Is the Girl.'

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Sherri L. Edelen plays Momma Rose

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) places her bets on daughter Louise (Maria Rizzo)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
'Everything’s Coming Up Roses' in the musical “Gypsy.â€? From left: Louise (Maria Rizzo), Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen), and Herbie (Mitchell HeÌ?bert).

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Herbie (Mitchell HeÌ?bert, right) makes a point clear to Pastey (Steven Cupo) backstage

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
'You Gotta Get a Gimmick' sing the strippers Mazeppa (Donna Migliaccio), Electra (Tracy Lynn Olivera), and Tessie Tura (Sandy Bainum).

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) and Herbie (Mitchell HeÌ?bert) come to terms with a years-long almost-marriage

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Mitchell HeÌ?bert plays Herbie

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) prepares her daughter Louise (Maria Rizzo) for her first burlesque performance

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Louise (Maria Rizzo) sings 'Let Me Entertain You'

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Louise (Maria Rizzo) becomes Gypsy Rose Lee

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Louise (Maria Rizzo) becomes Gypsy Rose Lee

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) adjusts to the rise of Gypsy Rose Lee, aka her daughter Louise (Maria Rizzo).

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) has a dressing room stand-off with Gypsy Rose Lee, aka her daughter Louise (Maria Rizzo).

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
It’s 'Rose’s Turn' to be a star as Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen) imagines a different life for herself.

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