Opened Feb 6, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The career of Tony nominee Louise Pitre spans theater, television and concert stages across North America and Europe. She now makes her Chicago Shakespeare debut as Rose—the most infamous of all stage mothers. Inspired by the memoirs of famous burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, this jewel of American musical theater was once described by The New York Times critic Frank Rich as "Broadway's own brassy, unlikely answer to King Lear." Rose certainly measures up! Boasting one show-stopping song after another—such as "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Let Me Entertain You"— Gypsy continues CST's exploration of the Sondheim canon under the masterful vision of Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin.