Though already available to American Express Gold Card members, tickets to the upcoming production of Gypsy will now go on sale to everyone else Feb. 2, rather than the previously announced January 19. Interested theatregoers will be able to purchase tickets by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by logging on-line to www.telecharge.com. The Telecharge website lists ticket prices as follows: orchestra and front mezzanine $100, rear mezzanine $85, front balcony $75 and rear balcony $65; Wednesday matinees have a $95 top ticket for orchestra and front mezzanine with rear mezzanine $80, front balcony $70 and rear balcony $60.
Gypsy — starring Peters in the role of Rose — will play Broadway's Shubert Theatre on West 44th Street beginning March 31 with an official opening scheduled for May 1. The theatre's box office will open for business on Monday, Feb. 24.
A spokesperson for the production also confirmed additional casting for the Arthur Laurents-Stephen Sondheim-Jule Styne musical. Heather Tepe and Addison Timlin have been cast as, respectively, Baby June and Baby Louise.
Brooks Ashmanskas will play Mr. Goldstone and Pastey, Michael McCormick will also do double-duty as Uncle Jocko and Cigar, and William Parry will portray both Pop and Kringelein. Maureen Moore, who was Bernadette Peters' cover in Song & Dance, will also standby for Peters in this production.
As previously announced on Playbill On-Line, others in the cast include John Dossett as Herbie, Tammy Blanchard as Louise, Kate Reinders as Dainty June, Julie Halston as both Miss Cratchit and Electra, David Burtka as Tulsa and Kate Buddeke as Mazeppa. The last Broadway mounting of the famed musical cast "Cagney & Lacey" star Tyne Daly in the role created by Ethel Merman. The 1989 Daly revival won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical as well as one for its leading lady. Gypsy features a score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Academy Award winner Mendes will helm the production which features original choreography by the late Jerome Robbins and new choreography by Hairspray's Jerry Mitchell.