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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 MermanRose
Sandra ChurchLouise
Jack KlugmanHerbie
Kathryn AlbertsonShowgirl
Marvin ArnoldFarm Boy
John BordenArnold (and his guitar)
Lane BradburyJune
Bobby BrownellNewsboy
Patsy BruderMarjorie May
Gene CastleNewsboy
Ricky CollFarm Boy
Marilyn CooperAgnes
Steve CurryNewsboy
Faith DaneMazeppa
Imelda De MartinGail
Marilyn D'HonauDolores
Don EmmonsFarm Boy
Chotzi FoleyElectra
Erving HarmonPop
Billy HarrisNewsboy
Maria KarnilovaTessie Tura
Gloria KristyShowgirl
Jody LaneBalloon Girl
Merle LetowtThelma
Loney LewisKringelein
Barbara LondonShowgirl
Mort MarshallUncle Jocko
Mr. Goldstone
Jacqueline MayroBaby June
Denise McLaglenShowgirl
Karen MooreBaby Louise
Peg MurrayMiss Cratchitt
Theda NelsonShowgirl
Michael ParksL.A.
Farm Boy
Joan PetlackEdna Mae
Richard PorterPastey
Marsha RiversMaid
Joe SilverWeber
Willy SumnerGeorge
Carroll Jo TowersShowgirl
Ian TuckerAngie
Farm Boy
Marie WallaceShowgirl
Paul WallaceTulsa
Farm Boy
David WintersYonkers
Farm Boy
George ZimaBougeron-Cochon
Standby: 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 1 Sung By
May We Entertain YouBaby June and Baby Louise
Some PeopleRose
Small WorldRose and Herbie
Mr. Goldstone, I Love YouRose and Ensemble
Little LambLouise
You'll Never Get Away From MeRose and Herbie
If Momma Was MarriedLouise and June
All I Need Is the GirlTulsa and Louise
Everything's Coming Up RosesRose
ACT 2 Sung By
Madame Rose's ToreadorablesLouise and The Hollywood Blondes
Together, Wherever We GoRose, Louise and Herbie
You Gotta Get a GimmickTessie Tura, Mazeppa and Electra
Small World (Reprise) Rose
Let Me Entertain YouLouise and Company
Rose's TurnRose