Staten Island | 2h 25m | Already closed


From 1 critic and 94 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

About the show

Staten Island's Harbor Lights Theater Company presents the all-time classic, 'Gypsy,' about "backstage mother" Mama Rose and her daughter Louise, who triumphantly emerges from Rose’s shadow to become a star. More…

Described by The New York Times as America's greatest musical, this is the critically-acclaimed story of Gypsy Rose Lee, based on her 1957 memoir. In it, her aggressive stage mother Mama Rose pushes her two young daughters into the entertainment industry, with little success. The only offer for older daughter Louise is at a burlesque house, and she takes to it, transforming herself into the popular Gypsy Rose. As Louise gains notoriety, she grows tired of her mother's influence. Starring TONY nominee Sally Mayes, this Sondheim classic features all the standards and takes audiences through the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.

2h 25m | Already closed | St. George Theatre (Staten Island)


"Though the production gets off to a slow start, the show finds its footing in the middle of the first act...The creative team needs to work out a few mic and sound issues, including sets that become thunderous distractions as they're rolled offstage. But despite the kinks, the answer to Baby June's question 'May We Entertain You?' is yes, this 'Gypsy' sure can." Full Review

Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Delightful

See it if you love a terrific musical score and great characters!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You are looking for a great story and power ballads.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

Must see, Masterful, Absorbing, Funny, Delightful

See it if Want to see arguably the greatest musical ever

Don't see it if You are a pole dancer

Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Raunchy

See it if One of the best musicals ever. Period. Character driven musical, sweeping songs. Sets, dancing. IT HAS IT ALL.

Don't see it if you should probably go see this. You will recognize all the songs. SO GOOD.

Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny, Must see, Great staging

See it if You have a pulse. This classic is so much fun, with the iconic role of Mama Rose, great Sondheim songs and original characters abound.

Don't see it if Really? Who doesn't want to see Gypsy, in any of its incarnations. There is no reason not to see this treasure of a show.

Exquisite, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You love Bernstein and Sondheim and Imelda Stanton. This "Gypsy" provides a more communal feel--it isn't just a one woman show. Superb.

Don't see it if hate pushy, stage mothers and dysfunctional families. Happy endings. Conventional stories.

Absorbing, Clever, Epic, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the (crazy) mother of all stage musicals. Impeccably performed.

Don't see it if You're only into new, experimental works. While this will still thrill you, it's a traditional Bway musical.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like discussions about family, arts, or over-involved mothers.

Don't see it if You're not big on arts or fame

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an incredibly well-acted show with powerful, memorable songs and a heavy story line.

Don't see it if you want something more family-friendly or something more current.

Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You've never seen Imelda Staunton play Mama Rose--find it NOW on PBS. She plays it to a whole new level. Gut-wrenching in her portrayal.

Don't see it if You think you're bored with yet another revival. This is different!

Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see great dancing. This play is about dancing.

Don't see it if I don't find many reasons to not go and see it.

Also An Old School Broadway play. It's been running for a long time. The co... Read more Read less

Great singing, Entertaining, Classic

See it if You can see it with an amazing person as Rose! The show is all about Rose!! What a classic!

Don't see it if You don't like the old-school musicals. It's a great show, but isn't as face-paced as the newer musicals.

Funny, Great acting, Must see, Quirky, Resonant

See it if I you had an overbearing mother who pushed you to be the best, even if you were terrible, you will love and connect with Gypsy!

Don't see it if Don't see it if ou can't Handel kids on stage.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Like classic shows with strong female leads. Great belting vocals.

Don't see it if You are looking for new and innovate theater. You don’t like big “11 o’clock” numbers.

Dated, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see great acting and great vocal talent. Entertaining storyline but better shows out there.

Don't see it if you don't want to see an overbearing, controlling mother.

Broadway's 2003 revival @ the shubert theater, Dir. by sam mendes w/ choreography by jerry mitchell, Bernadette peters as 'rose', Entertaining

See it if It was Opening night on Broadway and I actually ran into composer Stephen Sondheim (& got him to sign my Playbill). Everyone was smiling!!

Don't see it if If U don't like backstage Showbiz stories about bossy Stage moms and kids that grow up to be strippers (Gypsy Rose Lee), then you're CRAZY!!

Intense, Intelligent

See it if you like the classics. The show has some memorable songs and voices.

Don't see it if I would definitely suggest a more mature audience- there's definitely some adult themes running throughout.

Funny, Great singing, Must see

See it if love musicals

Don't see it if hate musicals

Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Must see

See it if I love it and would see it again given the opportunity..

Don't see it if patty lupone isn't the lead

Absorbing, Funny, Epic, Intense, Must see

See it if You truly love the theatre

Don't see it if You hate theatre

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You'd like a timeless entertaining Broadway show

Don't see it if You don't like vaudeville

Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if Brought a random ticket to this show and absolutely loved it. The story is great! The acting, writing, singing, and staging were incredible!

Don't see it if If you get easily offended by nudity or hollywood-momagers.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like strong books.

Don't see it if You don't like long shows

Must see, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you like a great musical family drama!

Don't see it if no reason not to see it!

Great singing, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy theater classics

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

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