Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre (May 21, 1959 - July 09, 1960)
Imperial Theatre (August 15, 1960 - March 25, 1961)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: May 21, 1959
  • Closing Date: March 25, 1961
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 702

Book: Arthur Laurents

Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim


Indomitable stage mother Rose chases vicarious success and stardom as she pushes her daughters through the vaudeville circuit. When Baby June flees the act to elope, Rose vows to make introverted Louise into a star.


Opening Night Cast

Ethel Merman in Gypsy Ethel Merman Rose
Sandra Church Louise
Jack Klugman Herbie
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Opening Night Production Credits

Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents Book
Jule Styne Jule Styne Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Director
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Choreographer
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Actress in a Musical Ethel Merman Nominee
1960 Conductor and Musical Director Milton Rosenstock Nominee
1960 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Raoul Pène Du Bois Nominee
1960 Direction of a Musical Jerome Robbins Nominee
1960 Featured Actor in a Musical Jack Klugman Nominee
1960 Featured Actress in a Musical Sandra Church Nominee
1960 Musical   Nominee
1960 Scenic Design of a Musical Jo Mielziner Nominee
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