Friday, November 21

Imelda Staunton's Momma Rose heading for Savoy

​​Gypsy is one of the greatest American musicals  and it is returning to the West End for the first time in forty years , with Imelda Staunton in the lead role playing Momma Rose.

The production, directed by Jonathan Kent, won rave reviews from the critics, and sold out its limited run at Chichester’s Festival Theatre. A deal to bring it to the Savoy Theatre in late March is expected to be finalised today or early next week. It will run for 35 weeks with previews starting on or around March 30th and  the booking extending until the end of 2015. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is currently booking at the Savoy  until 7th March.

Her co-stars at Chichester were Lara Pulver and  Kevin Whately Lewis (ITV) who made his Chichester debut as Herbie. They and other cast mmbers  will transfer with the production if  their  schedules allow.

Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy is considered by many to be the greatest of the Broadway musicals. Featuring classics including "Let Me Entertain You," "Rose's Turn" and "Everything's Coming Up Roses,"

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