Gypsy Rose Lee
This great American musical was inspired by memoirs of the famous strip-tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and features her larger-than-life, domineering stage mother. Under the direction of acclaimed Sondheim interpreter Gary Griffin, Momma Rose struggles to live out her dreams through her daughters' careers during the waning years of the vaudeville circuit.More quotes »
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VINTAGE PLAYBILL: Gypsy, Starring Ethel Merman, 1959
The production and Ethel Merman's now-legendary performance won high praise. "She is playing the indomitable mother of Gypsy Rose Lee," wrote Brooks Atkinson. "Her pipes resonant and her spirit syncopated, [Merman] struts and bawls her way through it trium from Playbill Read more »
The Short List: Three memorable moms
juicy role is based on the even more colorful Rose Thompson Hovick, the real mother of Seattle-born performer-writer Gypsy Rose Lee. Played by Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell and many other stars of note, Rose is now being eyed by Barbra Streisand for a film from The Seattle Times Read more »
The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Chip Kidd discusses designing the first English-language collection from "the master of gay erotic manga"
Rose Lee was the genius at this—you don't want to give them the money shot on the cover." In book design, provocation is the name of the game. Intrigue the reader enough to pick up the work and open it—this is a process that Chip Kidd has turned into an art. from Cool Hunting Read more »
Bay City Players closes the season with the musical 'Gypsy'
two famous daughters, Baby June (Havoc) and Gypsy Rose Lee. This is the original 1957 version based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, who rose to fame as a striptease artist. “The Rose character carries the show,” said Mike Wisniewski, director. “It's really from MLive.com Read more »
'Gypsy' shines at Stray Dog
act, vaudeville is dead, crumbled into burlesque. Sellers shows us how shy Louise evolves into America's favorite stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee, with a hilarious performance of her first nervous “strip” (she takes off one glove) to an extravaganza at New York's from St. Louis Post-Dispatch Read more »