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BWW TV On The Spot Exclusive: Karen Mason in GYPSY

Curtain up! Light the lights! Karen Mason is currently starring in GYPSY at the Westchester Broadway Theatre now through August 4th. BroadwayWorld has this exclusive backstage interview featuring several scenes of this nine-time Mac Award-winner!

The musical, which features book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Press notes state, "The story takes us on a trip across the length and breadth of our country, visiting the seamy back stages of tank town theatres during the 1920's when vaudeville was dying out, to the beginnings of burlesque. Arthur Laurents' riveting dramatic libretto tells the penetrating story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business: the ultimate stage mother embodied by Mama Rose, who relentlessly drives her two daughters, June and Louise around the vaudeville circuit, keeping their noses to the grindstone until one of them becomes a star."

In addition to Mason, the WBT production of Gypsy stars Rick Hilsabeck (Herbie), Kelli Barrett (Louise), as well as features Sarah Peak (June), Inga Ballard (Mazeppa), Katherine Kendall (Electra), Ann-Ngaire Martin (Tessie), and Jordan Nichols (Tulsa). The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, with associate director Jonathan Stahl and musical director John Daniels.

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