According to The Stage, Staunton revealed the news as part of Theatre Lives, The Stage and Digital Theatre’s interview series.
This revival premiered at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and transferred to London's Savoy Theatre March 28-November 28, 2015.
Jonathan Kent directed the stage production that was filmed by the BBC and recently broadcast on PBS. It is currently available on Blu-ray.
The production has choreography by Stephen Mear. It is designed by Anthony Ward, with musical direction by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Groothuis, and casting by Pippa Ailion.
Staunton won the Best Actress in a Musical Olivier for her work as Rose. The production also earned three other Oliviers: Best Musical Revival, the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Lara Pulver, who starred as Gypsy.
The Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical was last seen on Broadway in 2008 starring Patti LuPone, Boyd Gaines, and Laura Benanti, who all won Tony Awards for their performances. Other Broadway Roses include Ethel Merman (who originated the role), Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, and Bernadette Peters.