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Gypsy

Gypsy

by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arther Laurents

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Gypsy

Gypsy




Loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and her mother, Rose, the ultimate show business mother.


Story:

Mama Rose is determined that her younger daughter June will have a successful career, but after June elopes, Mama turns all her attention on her older, less talented daughter, Loise, who eventually becomes a burlesque stripper named Gypsy Rose Lee.


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Composer

Composer
Jule Styne

Lyricist

Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim

Librettist

Librettist
Arther Laurents



  • Premiere
  • 1974
  • 1989
  • 2003
  • 2008
  • 1962 Film
  • 1993 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Broadway Theatre, Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
May 21, 1959
Total Performances
702
Original Cast
Ethel Merman, Jack Klugman, Sandra Church, Lane Bradbury, Maria Karnilova, Paul Wallace, Jaqueline Mayro
Director
Jerome Robbins
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins
Producer
David Merrick and Leland Hayward
Musical Director
Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations
Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design
Jo Mielziner

1974 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre
Opening Night
Sep 23, 1974
Total Performances
102
Original Cast
Angela Lansbury, Zan Charisse, Bonnie Langford, Rex Robbins, Mary Louise Wilson
Director
Arthur Laurents
Choreographer
Robert Tucker
Producer
Barry M. Brown, Edgar Lansbury, Fritz Holt and Joseph Beruh
Musical Director
Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations
Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler
Scenic Design
Robert Randolph
Costume Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design
Robert Randolph

1989 Broadway Revival

Theatre
St. James Theatre, Marquis Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 16, 1989
Total Performances
476
Original Cast
Tyne Daly, Jonathan Hadary, Crista Moore, Robert Lambert, Tracy Venner
Director
Arthur Laurents
Choreographer
Bonnie Walker
Producer
Barry & Fran Weissler, Kathy Levin and Barry Brown
Musical Director
Eric Stern
Orchestrations
Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler
Scenic Design
Kenneth Foy
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
Natasha Katz

2003 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Shubert Theatre
Opening Night
May 1, 2003
Total Performances
451
Original Cast
Bernadette Peters, Tammy Blanchard, John Dossett, Brooks Ashmanskas, Kate Buddeke, MacIntyre Dixon, Julie Halston, Heather Lee, Kate Reinders, Chandra Lee Schwartz, Heather Tepe, Addison Timlin
Director
Sam Mendes
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins
Producer
Robert Fox, Ron Kastner, Roger Marino, Michael Watt, Harvey Weinstein and WWLC
Musical Director
Marvin Laird
Orchestrations
Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler
Scenic Design
Anthony Ward
Costume Design
Anthony Ward
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer

2008 Broadway Revival

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 27, 2008
Total Performances
332
Original Cast
Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Boyd Gaines, Leigh Ann Larkin, Tony Yazbeck, Marilyn Caskey, Alison Fraser, Lenora Nemetz
Director
Arthur Laurents
Choreographer
Bonnie Walker
Producer
Roger Berlind, The R/F/B/V Group, Roy Furman, Debra Black, Ted Hartley, Roger Horchow, David Ian, Scott Rudin and Jack Viertel
Musical Director
Patrick Vaccariello
Orchestrations
Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler
Scenic Design
James Youmans
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley

1962 Film Version

Movie Name
Gypsy
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Mervyn LeRoy
Screenplay
Leonard Spigelgass
Starring
Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce, Parley Baer, Harry Shannon

1993 TV Version

Movie Name
Gypsy
Type
Made for TV Musical
Director
Emile Ardolino
Starring
Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Edward Asner, Christine Ebersole, Michael Jeter, Andrea Martin, Linda Hart, Anna McNeely, Jennifer Rae Beck, Jeffrey Broadhurst, Tony Shalhoub, Rachel Sweet






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2003 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
2008 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1973 London Cast Album

CD
1993 TV Soundtrack

CD
2014 London Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1960 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Ethel Merman
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Jack Klugman
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Sandra Church
Best Scenic Design (Musical)
Best Costume Design
Best Direction of a Musical Best Conductor and Musical Director

1975 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Best Actress in a Musical - Angela Lansbury
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Zan Charisse
Best Direction of a Musical

1975 Theatre World Award Nominations

Zan Charisse
John Sheridan

1975 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Angela Lansbury
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Arthur Laurents
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Bonnie Langford

1990 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival
Best Actress in a Musical - Tyne Daly
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Jonathan Hadary
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Crista Moore
Best Costume Design

1990 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Tyne Daly
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Jonathan Hadary
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Crista Moore

1990 Theatre World Award Nominations

Robert Lambert
Crista Moore

2003 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Bernadette Peters
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - John Dossett
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Tammy Blanchard

2003 Theatre World Award Nominations

Tammy Blanchard

2003 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Bernadette Peters
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - John Dossett

2008 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Boyd Gaines
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Laura Benanti
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2008 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Boyd Gaines
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Laura Benanti
Outstanding Revival of a Musical

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