A spokesperson for the production confirmed that Peters, who missed the April 21 and 22 performances of the Arthur Laurents-Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim revival, is out of the show on doctor’s orders due to a cold.
Peters’ standby, Maureen Moore, will play the role of Rose in her absence. Although it has yet to be confirmed, Peters is expected back in the production Thursday, April 24.
Maureen Moore has appeared on Broadway in Cabaret, Sunset Boulevard, Falsettos, Les Misérables, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Amadeus, Big River, I Love My Wife, Moonie Shapiro Songbook and as June in the 1974 production of Gypsy. She also was Peters’ standby in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance, the show that garnered Peters her first Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Gypsy plays Monday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesday and Saturdays at 2 PM. Tickets, priced between $60 and $100, are available at the Shubert Theatre box office (225 West 44th Street) or through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. The musical officially opens May 1.
Those interested in exchanging tickets for the April 23 performances should do so at the point of purchase.