Roundabout May Bring London Revival of Gypsy to Broadway

News   Roundabout May Bring London Revival of Gypsy to Broadway The production would mark Imelda Staunton's Broadway debut.
Imelda Staunton in <i>Gypsy</i>
Imelda Staunton in Gypsy Johan Persson

The recent London revival of Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton as the world's most famous stage mother, Rose, may be heading to Broadway, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The industry website reports that the Roundabout Theatre Company is currently in discussion with producers Michael Harrison and David Ian about staging the revival on Broadway. Roundabout declined comment to the Hollywood Reporter, which speculates the Jonathan Kent-directed production might be part of the company's 2016-17 season. No other details were reported.

Among Roundabout's recent musical productions are the Broadway revivals of On the Twentieth Century, Cabaret and the current She Loves Me.

Staunton, who performed “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” at the recent Olivier Awards, 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.

Gypsy ran at London's Savoy Theatre March 28-November 28, 2015.

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, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bernadette Peters.

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