The Verdict: Critics Review Leslie Uggams in Gypsy

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14 Jul 2014

Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
Photo by Bob Copley

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of the Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne and Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, with award-winning actress Leslie Uggams starring as Rose, officially opened July 11 following previews that began July 10.  

Directed by artistic director Vincent J. Cardinal, the cast also includes Michael James Leslie (The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors) as Pop, Scott Ripley as Herbie, Alanna Saunders (A Chorus Line) as June, Amandina Altomare (A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) as Louise, Luke Hamilton as Tulsa, Ariana Shore as Tessie Tura, Dale AJ Rose as Mr. Goldstone/Cigar and Steve Hayes as Uncle Jocko/Kringelien.

The critics have filed their reviews and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

Boston Globe

CT Now

Hartford Courant

Read the Playbill.com feature: Let Her Entertain You: Leslie Uggams on Surviving Childhood Stardom and Playing Legendary Role of Mama Rose

Tickets and additional information are available by calling (860) 486-2113 or visiting crt.uconn.edu.