Well Darl it’s broadway via Babs – how could I not give it a spruik? Screenwriter Julian Fellows (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, Vanity Fair, Separate Lies) has been commissioned to write the screenplay. Barbra will play the character of Momma Rose.
GYPSY commenced on broadway in 1959 and has been a continual hit on and since then.
GYPSY is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the1957 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. – wikipedia.