Theater Thursday: Gypsy

Playbill Cover for Gypsy at Shubert Theatre - Opening Night, May 2003One of the rare musicals that follows the turbulent life of an icon is Gypsy. Following Gypsy Rose Lee as she goes from a neglected child to a famous burlesque dancer. Gypsy starts with her stereotypical stage mother Rose fawning over her daughter June not paying much attention to the talent Gypsy has. However, when June runs off, Rose starts to harp on Gypsy to move on up in the shady business that is show business. But, Gypsy starts to find herself more isolated as she moves up with her domineering mother leading to a strained relationship. Gypsy ends up having to figure out what to do is best for herself in the end.

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