The Sam Mendes-directed show, which opened on May 5, 2003, was nominated for four Tony Awards but won none, though its cast recording did receive the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The production has had a somewhat troubled history: Peters missed a number of performances due to illness in the early part of the run and a closing notice was previously posted for February 28 but later rescinded.
In his review of Gypsy for TheaterMania, David Finkle wrote that "Individual scenes still have the ability to silence or rouse an audience, depending on what's transpiring. Some sequences -- like that first act finale, where Rose wails while Louise and Herbie quail, and that second act finale, where Rose finally shines the spotlight on herself -- have the ability both to silence and rouse."
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