Gypsy, Starring Michele Ragusa, Begins at Hangar Theatre July 4
By Adam Hetrick
The Broadway classic Gypsy, starring Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Urinetown, Titanic) as Rose, begins performances July 4 at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY.
Featuring a book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Jule Styne, Stephanie Yankwitt directs the Hangar production that runs through July 20. Gypsy has musical direction by Ryan MacKenzie Lewis and choreography by Cody Smith.
In addition to Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Urinetown, Titanic), the cast features David Studwell as Herbie, Wally Dunn (Spamalot, Gypsy) as Uncle Jocko, Ariella Serur as Louise, Alanna Smith as June, Martin Van Treuren (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jekyll & Hyde) as Pop, Rebecca Gibel ("Blue Bloods") as Tessie Tura, Leenya Rideout (Company, War Horse) as Electra and Cathy Trien (Gypsy, The Great American Trailer Park Musical) as Mazeppa. Dunn and Trien were both part of the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters.
The cast also features Taylor Wright as Tulsa, Avery Sobczak as LA, Joseph DePietro as Yonkers, Wood Van Meter as Angie, Coleman Hemsath as Little Rock, Mark Bacon as St. Louis, as well as Ann-Marie Trabolsi, Ashley Prince, Paton Ashbrook, Natalie Walker, Shannon Beel, Madison Kote, Audrey Lauzun, Lucian Mead-VanCort, George Murphy, Deacon Waller, Darby Waller, Eric Dann, Meredith Ginsburg, Eliza Martin, Jeremiah Light and Samantha Ricchiuti.
Gypsy has costume design by Sarah Cubbage, lighting design by Matt Richards, scene design by Bryan Prather and sound design by Jonathan Herter.
For tickets visit HangarTheatre.org.
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