Wednesday, 16 September 2015

GOSSIP: Gypsy to be filmed for BBC broadcast?

Curtain up, light the lights - it's the news we've secretly all been hoping for!

Whilst nothing has been officially confirmed, Playbill have reported that the current West End revival of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton may be filmed for broadcast on the BBC. There is no word on whether the recording could be released on DVD. 

Playbill claim that producers of Gypsy are "exploring the possibility" of filming the show during the first week of October. Apparently several ticketholders for affected performances have been informed via email that as their performance is being filmed they will receive a free upgrade in order to accommodate for film cameras.

Playbill stress that "details and contracts are still being worked out", but watch this space and we'll let you know when/if anything is officially confirmed!

Directed by Jonathan Kent with book by Arthur LaurentsGypsy has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Choreography is by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis. 

Starring Imelda Staunton as Momma Rose, Lara Pulver as Louise, Peter Davison as Herbie, Gemma Sutton as June and Dan Burton as Tulsa, Gypsy runs at the Savoy Theatre until 28th November 2015.

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