Benanti, Fraser, Opel, Yazbeck, et al. to Co-Star in Gypsy
The show's cast will also feature Leigh Ann Larkin (Dainty June), Tony Yazbeck (Tulsa), Alison Fraser (Tessie), Nancy Opel (Mazeppa/Miss Cratchit), Marilyn Caskey (Electra), Sami Gayle (Baby June), Emma Rowley (Baby Louise), Jim Brachitta (Uncle Jocko/Pastey), Bill Bateman (George/Mr. Goldstone/Bougeron Cochon), Bill Raymond (Pop/Cigar), and Brian Reddy (Weber/Phil).
The creative team will include Patrick Vaccariello (music direction), James Youmans (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), and Dan Moses Schreier (lighting).
Benanti's many Broadway credits include Swing! and Into the Woods, both of which earned her Tony Award nominations, The Sound of Music, Nine, and The Wedding Singer.
LuPone was praised for her previous performance as Mama Rose in a concert production of Gypsy last year at the Ravinia Festival. Most recently seen on Broadway in Sweeney Todd, she won a Tony Award for her performance in the title role of Evita. Her other Broadway credits include Master Class, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, and The Old Neighborhood.