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Gypsy: A Musical Fable is the full title of a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. (It is usually referred to as simply Gypsy.) It is frequently considered one of the crowning achievements of the mid-20th century's conventional musical theatre art form, often called the "book musical."
Gypsy is loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her struggle with her mother, Mama Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It contains many songs that became popular standards, including "Small World," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You'll Never Get Away from Me," and "Let Me Entertain You."