Gypsy (1993)


Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of  Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist.  It focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother". Gypsy 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.  Bette Midler, in her network television acting debut, stars as the ultimate pushy stage mother, Rose, who seeks stardom for her two young daughters at any cost. Gypsy  is a 1959 musical  with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. 



Mama Rose Bette Midler
Herbie Peter Riegert
Louise (Adult) Cynthia Gibb
Pop Edward Asner
Tessie Tura Christine Ebersole
Mr. Goldstone Michael Jeter
Miss Cratchit Andrea Martin
Miss Mazeppa Linda Hart
Miss Electra Anna McNeely
June (Adult) Jennifer Rae Beck
Tulsa Jeffrey Broadhurst
Uncle Jocko Tony Shalhoub
Agnes Rachel Sweet


Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Executive Producer  Robert Halmi, Sr.
  Craig Zadan
  Neil Meron
  Bonnie Bruckheimer
Produced by Emile Ardolino
  Cindy Gilmore
Casting by David Rubin
  Stuart Howard & Amy Schecter, C.S.A.

User Reviews of Gypsy (1993)

Fantastic - Good vehicle for Bette


I had seen this a while ago and forgot how great Bette was in the role of Rose. A true icon taking on another classic role as Dolly in the upcoming revival of Hello Dolly on Broadway - already have my tickets.

Classic Midler!


Can't get enough