Bernadette Peters Gypsy Still Casting for March Debut

News   Bernadette Peters Gypsy Still Casting for March Debut A November 4 casting notice reveals that casting is still underway for the much-anticipated production of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters.

A November 4 casting notice reveals that casting is still underway for the much-anticipated production of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters.

Scheduled to begin previews March 24 at the Shubert Theatre with an official opening on April 24, the production is seeking an 18-to-23-year-old male to play Tulsa, the young dancer who develops an act for him and Rose's daughter June (Kate Reinders). The open call is also searching for two Hollywood Blondes who will also serve as understudies for June and Louise.

Auditions will be held at 10 AM on Nov. 15 at Chelsea Studios, which is located in New York City at 151 West 26th Street on the sixth floor. Auditioners should prepare either an up-tempo piece or a ballad that is from the musical theatre songbook; bring picture and resume.

Rehearsals for Gypsy begin January 20, 2003. The pivotal role of Herbie — Rose's love interest — has yet to be announced.

* Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will headline the much-in the-news Gypsy revival, which is being directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. The last Broadway mounting of the famed musical cast "Cagney & Lacey" star Tyne Daly in the role created by Ethel Merman. The 1989 Daly revival won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical as well as one for its leading lady.