book by Arthur Laurent The musical story of the young 1920’s burlesque queen, “Gypsy Rose Lee” and her ultimate stage mom, “Mama Rose”, has been called “the greatest American musical” by Ben Brantley and others. Winner of numerous Tony Awards, its’ terrific score features “Let Me Entertain You”, “You Gotta Get a Gimmick”, “Together”, Small World” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”.
Kaufman and Hart, the masters of comedy in the 1930’s, created a timeless masterpiece that won the Pulitzer Prize (play) and Academy Award (film). When Alice, of the eccentric Sycamore family, becomes engaged to Tony Kirby, son of a wealthy, ruthless banker, the two families clash. The ensuing comic chaos peaks when federal agents raid the Sycamore house-hold.