Louise Pitre Will Star in Gypsy at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Tony Award nominee Louise Pitre will star as Rose in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of Gypsy, which will begin performances in February 2014.

Louise Pitre
Louise Pitre (Photo by David Leyes)

A representative for the theatre confirmed to Playbill.com that Pitre, known for her performances in Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables, will take on the classic role in a production to be staged by Gary Griffin ( The Color Purple).

Gypsy will run Feb. 6-March 23, 2014. The musical has a book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Jule Styne.

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is currently presenting Shrek through Sept. 1. The upcoming season also includes Cyrano de Bergerac with Harry Groener and Stephen Sondheim's Road Show.

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