Photo Coverage: Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman & More Rehearse for Cape Playhouse's GYPSY!
The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
Winner of six Tony Awards, four Olivier Awards, and seven Drama Desk Awards, and regarded as one of the greatest musicals ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success... while secretly yearning for her own. Set in America in the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents' landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with artful humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score, by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, boasts one glorious hit after another, including: "Let Me Entertain You," "You Gotta Get A Gimmick," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses." music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
Rose will be played by Julia Murney (Broadway and national tour, Wicked; The Wild Party, Drama Desk nomination); Caroline Bowman (Broadway: Wicked, Kinky Boots) is Louise; James Lloyd Reynolds (TV: The Blacklist, Odd Mom Out, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU) plays Herbie; June will be played by Tess Soltau (Broadway: Wicked, Addams Family); Garett Hawe (Broadway: Newsies; Mary Poppins, Matilda; national tour: Wicked) is Tulsa; Playhouse favorite Jennifer Cody (Broadway: Shrek the Musical, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Pajama Game) plays Tessis/Cratchit; Wally Dunn (Broadway: Spamalot; Gypsy with Bernadette Peters; One Mo' Time; Master Class) is Pop; Jane Blass (Gypsy starring Patti LuPone; national tours, Hairspray, 9 To 5) is Mazeppa; Amy Bodnar (Broadway: Oklahoma; Cape Playhouse: As Bees in Honey Drown) is Electra; Tom Ferguson (The Music Man, Cape Playhouse 2016) is Uncle Jocko; Allie Keisel (national tour: A Christmas Story) is Baby June and Lily Grace Riddle (regional: Phoenix Productions) is Baby Louise.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
James Lloyd Reynolds