Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have revealed that Jonathan Kent’s five-star production of Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton, has smashed the all-time box office record at the Savoy Theatre, taking £408,300 for performances ending 25 April 2015. Harrison and Ian said: “We are thrilled that this amazing record has been achieved in the 1,089-seat Savoy Theatre and are delighted that we have been able to extend our run through November this year.”
Kent’s production originally opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in October last year with the West End transfer opening early this month when the production received a second set of five-star reviews. Gypsy has recently announced an extension to the run at the Savoy Theatre with booking now to 28 November 2015.
The cast comprises Imelda Staunton who plays Rose, with Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively, and Peter Davison joining the West End cast to play Herbie.
The company also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Lauren Hall as Delores, Clare Halse as Marjorie May, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko/Cigar, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber/Boucheron, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Miss Cratchitt/Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Damien Poole as Georgie/Kansas (dance captain), Lucinda Shaw as Mother/Stripper/Showgirl, Luke Street as Little Rock and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Swings are Philip Catchpole, Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram and Tom Murphy.
The book for Gypsy is by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee), choreography by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.
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