New York: The complete cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival production of Gypsy. Joining the previously announced Patti Lupone, Laura Benati, and Boyd Gaines will be Leigh Ann Larkin as Dainty June, Tony Yazbeck as Tulsa, Marilyn Caskey as Electra, Alison Fraser as Tessie, Lenora Nemetz as Mazeppa, Bill Bateman as Mr. Goldstone, Jim Bracchitta as Uncle Jocko, Sami Gayle as Baby June, Bill Raymond as Pop, Brian Reddy as Weber, and Emma Rowley as Baby Louise.
The ensemble will feature Beckley Andrews, Nancy Renée Braun, Mindy Dougherty, Kyrian Friedenberg, Sarah Marie Hicks, Steve Konopelski, Matthew Lobenhofer, Nicole Mangi, Katie Micha, Matty Price, Andy Richardson, Jessica Rush, Alicia Sable, John Scacchetti, Geo Seery, Rider Quentin Stanton and Pearce Wegener.
The musical will begin previews at the St. James Theater on March 3, 2008 and officially open on the 27th.
Gypsy features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. The creative team includes set design by James Youmans, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. Arthur Laurents directs.
Based on the suggested memoirs of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee who was once just plain Louise, the awkward daughter of an unstoppable stage mother and sister to Dainty June, a child star of a minor vaudeville circuit, from her humble beginnings to her glamour days as a stripper.