The production, which is the first of the new Encores! Summer Stars series, will run through July 29 at the Manhattan venue. As previously announced, Laurents, who wrote the book to what is considered one of the finest American musicals, will direct the fully-staged production, which is scheduled to officially open July 14.
Here's a look at the cast of Gypsy.
At left: Laura Benanti, Patti LuPone and Boyd Gaines; Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti.
Below: Marilyn Caskey, Nancy Opel and Alison Fraser; Laura Benanti and Patti LuPone
photos by Joan Marcus