According to a statement from the production, Peters "is battling a respiratory infection that has reoccurred. She is being treated with antibiotics and has been told by her doctors that she needs rest." Peters' standby, Maureen Moore, will perform the role of Rose at the May 6 performance, as she did at the May 5 show. 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.
Those interested in exchanging tickets for the May 6 performance should do so at the point of purchase.