Based on the 1957 memoirs of burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
Blackhurst's stage credits include Chicago, Bingo, Anything Goes, Radio Gals, By Jupiter, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Call Me Madam, among others. She has won both the MAC and the Back Stage Bistro Award, and has performed at Joe's Pub, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, the London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, and many other top venues.
Along with Blackhurst, the musical, with, will feature Andrea Prestinario as Louise and David Kortemeier as Herbie. Additional casting will be announced shortly.