Caroline O'Connor to Star as Mama Rose in New U.K. Production of Gyspy at Leicester's Curve

News   Caroline O'Connor to Star as Mama Rose in New U.K. Production of Gyspy at Leicester's Curve Caroline O'Connor, the Australian performer who has appeared on the big screen in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" and on the West End and Broadway stage as Velma Kelly in Chicago, will tackle the role of Rose in a new production of Gypsy.

Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O'Connor

It will begin performances at Leicester's Curve Theatre March 13, prior to an official opening March 15, for a run through April 14, 2012.

Last year O'Connor brought a one-woman show Caroline O'Connor: The Showgirl Within to the West End's Garrick Theatre for a brief run. She has been nominated for Olivier Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (for Mack and Mabel) and for Best Actress in a Play (for Bombshells). Other recent credits include playing Hildy in English National Opera's production of Bernstein, Comden and Green's On the Town and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd for Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 21. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0116 242 3595, or visit www.curveonline.co.uk.

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