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About the Show

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.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Jule Styne
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Librettist: Arther Laurents

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 and Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Producer: David Merrick and Leland Hayward
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations: Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Raoul Pène Du Bois

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 and Lighting Design: Robert Randolph
Costume Design: Raoul Pène Du Bois

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 and 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

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