The cast and crew of the Harriton Theater Company recently took center stage throughout four outstanding performances of their spring production.
Gypsy, which first opened on Broadway in 1959, is a classic story of a mother who strives to find her girls a "ticket out," seemingly by any means necessary. Sure to connect with children of any stage mother, Gypsy is both comedic and honest in portraying the obstacles that many performers face.
Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The character of Louise is based on Lee, and the character of June is based on Lee's sister, the actress June Havoc.