MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 21, 1959
Closing Date
Mar 25, 1961
Previews
2
Performances
702
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadway Theatre
(May 21, 1959 - Jul 09, 1960)
Imperial Theatre
(Aug 15, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
Various cities throughout the U.S. From the 1920s to the 1930s.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Trebuhs Realty Co., Inc.
Produced by David Merrick and Leland Hayward
Book by Arthur Laurents; Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by John Kander; Additional Dance music by Betty Walberg
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Sound Design by Jack Mitnick; Associate to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Lo Hardin; Assistant Stage Mgr: James Bronson
Rehearsal Pianist: John Kander; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Seymour Krawitz; Advertising: Fred Golden and Blaine-Thompson; Production Associate: Michael Mindlin, Jr.; Asst. to the Choreographer: Robert Tucker; Assistant to the Director: Gerald Freedman; Assistant to the Producer: Edward Fuller
Louise
Herbie
Farm Boy
Arnold (and his guitar)
Newsboy
Marjorie May
Newsboy
Farm Boy
Newsboy
Mazeppa
Dolores
Farm Boy
Electra
Newsboy
Tessie Tura
Showgirl
Balloon Girl
Thelma
Kringelein
 
Cigar
Showgirl
Uncle Jocko
 
Mr. Goldstone
Baby June
Showgirl
Baby Louise
Miss Cratchitt
Showgirl
 
Farm Boy
Edna Mae
Weber
 
Phil
George
 
Cow
Angie
 
Farm Boy
Showgirl
Tulsa
 
Farm Boy
Yonkers
 
Farm Boy
Bougeron-Cochon
 
Cow
Standby: George Gaynes (Herbie), Leila Martin (Louise) and Jane Romano (Rose)
Understudies: Sterling Beath (Pop, Weber), Imelda De Martin (June), Ivy Ellen (Baby June), Jody Lane (Baby Louise), Peg Murray (Tessie Tura), Marsha Rivers (Electra), Joe Silver (Cigar, Kringelein), Willy Sumner (Kringelein) and Jan Tanzy (Baby June)

Broadway Theatre (May 21, 1959 - Jul 09, 1960)

Company Manager: Roy A. Somlyo
Stage Manager: Eddie Dimond

Cast

Newsboy
Newsboy
Yonkers
Farm Boy
Newsboy
Angie
 
Farm Boy
Electra
Clarence (and his classic clarinet)
 
Newsboy
Mr. Goldstone
Uncle Jocko
Standby: Vincent Beck (Herbie) and Julienne Marie (Louise)
Understudies: Anita Gillette (June) and Harvey Hohnecker (Tulsa)

Imperial Theatre (Aug 15, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Dance arrangements by Betty Walberg
Production Stage Manager: Lo Hardin

Cast

Balloon Girl
Tessie Tura
Baby Louise
Mazeppa
Electra
Baby June
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Act 1
Sung By
May We Entertain You
Baby June and Baby Louise
Some People
Rose
Small World
Rose and Herbie
Mr. Goldstone, I Love You
Rose and Ensemble
Little Lamb
Louise
You'll Never Get Away From Me
Rose and Herbie
If Momma Was Married
Louise and June
All I Need Is the Girl
Tulsa and Louise
Everything's Coming Up Roses
Rose
Act 2
Sung By
Madame Rose's Toreadorables
Louise and The Hollywood Blondes
Together, Wherever We Go
Rose, Louise and Herbie
You Gotta Get a Gimmick
Tessie Tura, Mazeppa and Electra
Small World (Reprise)
Rose
Let Me Entertain You
Louise and Company
Rose's Turn
Rose

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1960 Nominee
Produced by David Merrick and Leland Hayward
Book by Arthur Laurents
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Music by Jule Styne
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Ethel Merman
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Jack Klugman
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Sandra Church
 

Best Scenic Design (Musical)

1960 Nominee
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
 

Best Costume Design

1960 Nominee
Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1960 Nominee
Directed by Jerome Robbins
 

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1960 Nominee
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
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