Gypsy is often regarded as
“the greatest American musical” and one of Broadway’s all-time
triumphs. Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the
musical follows an overbearing stage mother, Mama Rose,
and her two daughters who travel across the country during the
1920s when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.
Gypsy received multiple
Tony Awards® for both the original production and its revivals.
The show celebrates nearly 60 years of iconic performance. Its
memorable score features songs that have become standards and
helped launch the career of Stephen Sondheim.
Beck Center’s Artistic
Director, Scott Spence, returns to direct the talented
cast of 33 actors. Natalie Blalock stars as the
domineering Mama Rose. She is joined by Allen O’Reilly as
Herbie, their easily-swayed manager. Blalock and O’Reilly both
appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA).
Under the musical
direction of Larry Goodpaster and choreographed by
Martín Céspedes, Gypsy is sure to entertain you. “It’s been
called the perfect musical, and I’m not going to argue with
that,” remarked Spence.
Tickets are $31 for
adults, $27 for seniors (65 and older), and $12 for students
with a valid I.D. A $3 service fee per ticket will be applied at
time of purchase. The recently announced SMART SEATS® are also
available for this production. SMART SEATS® are not subjected to
the $3 service charge. Preview Night on Thursday, July 5 is $10
with general admission seating. Group discounts are available
for parties of four or more. Purchase tickets online at
beckcenter.org or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10.
Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in
Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free
onsite parking is available.
This production of Gypsy
is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music
Library, Inc. It is generously sponsored the residents of
Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the
Ohio Arts Council.