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A musical fable

Broadway Theatre , (5/21/1959 - 7/09/1960)
Imperial Theatre , (8/15/1960 - 3/25/1961)
First Preview: Total Previews:2
Opening Date:May 21, 1959   
Closing Date:Mar 25, 1961 Total Performances:702

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Various cities throughout the U.S. From the 1920s to the 1930s.

Production Staff [Collapse]
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
Ethel Merman Rose
Sandra Church Louise
Jack Klugman Herbie
Kathryn Albertson Showgirl
Marvin Arnold Farm Boy
John Borden Arnold (and his guitar)
Lane Bradbury June
Bobby Brownell Newsboy
Patsy Bruder Marjorie May
Gene Castle Newsboy
Ricky Coll Farm Boy
Marilyn Cooper Agnes
Steve Curry Newsboy
Faith Dane Mazeppa
Imelda De Martin Gail
Marilyn D'Honau Dolores
Don Emmons Farm Boy
Chotzi Foley Electra
Erving Harmon Pop
Billy Harris Newsboy
Maria Karnilova Tessie Tura
Gloria Kristy Showgirl
Jody Lane Balloon Girl
Merle Letowt Thelma
Loney Lewis Kringelein
Barbara London Showgirl
Mort Marshall Uncle Jocko
Mr. Goldstone
Jacqueline Mayro Baby June
Denise McLaglen Showgirl
Karen Moore Baby Louise
Peg Murray Miss Cratchitt
Theda Nelson Showgirl
Michael Parks L.A.
Farm Boy
Joan Petlack Edna Mae
Richard Porter Pastey
Marsha Rivers Maid
Joe Silver Weber
Willy Sumner George
Carroll Jo Towers Showgirl
Ian Tucker Angie
Farm Boy
Marie Wallace Showgirl
Paul Wallace Tulsa
Farm Boy
David Winters Yonkers
Farm Boy
George Zima Bougeron-Cochon
Standbys: 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)
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick and Leland Hayward; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Music by Jule Styne
 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Ethel Merman
 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jack Klugman
 1960 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Sandra Church
 1960 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [nominee]
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
 1960 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Raoul Pène Du Bois
 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Jerome Robbins
 1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung 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