On Sundays, March 7 and 14 at 3 PM, the company of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical will perform benefit performances for the non-profit organization. Tickets, priced at $101.25, are now on sale by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 133. Those who purchase orchestra or front-mezzanine tickets through the Actors' Fund will have the chance to participate in a discussion with the cast and creative team of Gypsy following each performance.
Gypsy began previews at the Shubert Theatre March 31, 2003, and officially opened May 1, 2003. The musical received four 2003 Tony Award nominations, including those for star Peters (Best Actress in a Musical), co-stars John Dossett and Tammy Blanchard (Best Featured Actor/Actress in a Musical) and Best Revival of a Musical. The cast recording of the musical — Angel Records — recently won a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.
Peters is joined onstage by Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard (Louise), John Dossett (Herbie), Kate Reinders (Dainty June), David Burtka (Tulsa), Heather Tepe (Baby June), Addison Timlin (Baby Louise), Heather Lee (Tessie Tura), Gayton Scott (Miss Cratchit/Electra), Kate Buddeke (Mazeppa), Brooks Ashmanskas (Mr. Goldstone/Pastey), Michael McCormick (Uncle Jocko/Cigar) and William Parry (Pop/Mr. Kringelein).
The Actors' Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors' Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts.
Gypsy plays the Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street.