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Photo Flash: Coming Up Roses! First Look at GYPSY at Pittsburgh CLO


Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, tonight, July 10, through July 19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Featuring one show-stopping song after another such as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and "Let Me Entertain You," GYPSY truly is "the greatest of all American musicals" (The New York Times). Based on the real-life memoirs of burlesque mega-star, Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY tells the story of the mother behind the curtain, Rose. Blinded by her own ambition, Rose pushes her two daughters to pave the way to stardom on vaudeville's legendary circuit. Do not miss this "mother" of a big, Broadway musical! GYPSY is loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. The team of Merman, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim collaborated to bring Lee's story to life on stage.

Starring are Kim Zimmer (Rose); Robert Newman (Herbie); Susan Cella (Tessie Tura/Miss Cracthitt); Jeffrey Howell (Uncle Jocko/Phil); Daniel Krell (Weber/Cigar); Mallory Michaellann (June); Felicia Niebel (Baby Louise); Amma Osei (Mazeppa); Dallas Padoven (Pastey/George); Paul Palmer (Pop); Gavan Pamer (Phil); Ruth Pferdehirt (Electra); Amanda Rose (Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee); Zach Trimmer (Tulsa); and Lucia Williams (Baby June).

GYPSY is complete with a talented ensemble, including Danny Bevins, Ben Bogen, Lindsey Bracco, Melessie Clark,Kevin Clay, Ixchel Cuellar, Kate Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Brooke Lacy, Alle-Faye Monka and Kevin Paul. They will be joined by CLO Academy students, including Blake Altman, Madeline Dalesio, Gianni DelMastro, Maddie Dick, Jacob Epstein, Trisha Holmes, Madison Liberatore, Caroline Lucas, Mia Lynch, Alaina Parr, Will Sendera, Jonah Steele, Halle Surgil, Ellie Tongel, Gracie Vensel and Mario Williams.

On the creative team are: Charley Repole (Director); Michael Lichtefeld (Choreographer); Tom Helm (Music Director); and Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting Designer).

For tickets and more information, click here.

Photo Credit: Archie Carpenter

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