A musical fable

Winter Garden Theatre, (9/23/1974 - 1/04/1975)

First Preview: Sep 19, 1974
Opening Date: Sep 23, 1974
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1975
Total Previews: 4
Total Performances: 120

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

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Executive Directors: Irving Goldman, Bernard B. Jacobs, Gerald Schoenfeld)

Produced by Barry M. Brown, Edgar Lansbury, Fritz Holt and Joseph Beruh

Original New York production directed, choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by John Kander

Directed by Arthur Laurents; Choreography reproduced by Robert Tucker

Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Miss Lansbury's costumes designed by Robert Mackintosh; Miss Lansbury's Hair Styles by Vincent Prestia; Sound Design by Jack Mann

General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Charles Willard

Production Stage Manager: Kathleen A. Sullivan; Stage Manager: Moose Peting

Musical Coordinator: Earl Shendell

General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Poster Design by Hilary Knight; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Matthew Serino and The Blaine Thompson Agency; Lamb supplied by Steve McAuliffe; Casting: Amos Abrams

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Opening Night Cast

Angela LansburyRose
Zan CharisseLouise
Bonnie LangfordBaby June
Rex RobbinsHerbie
Mary Louise WilsonTessie Tura
Edith AnnGigolo
John C. BecherUncle Jocko
Serhij BohdanBoston
Craig BrownClarence (and his classic clarinet)
Pat CodyHollywood Blonde
Sally CookeElectra
Denny DillonAgnes
Donna ElioBalloon Girl
Steven GelferYonkers
Dennis KarrSan Diego
Jinny KordekHollywood Blonde
David LawsonL.A.
Anthony MarcionaNewsboy
Maureen MooreJune
Jan NeubergerHollywood Blonde
Marilyn OlsonHollywood Blonde
Lisa PelusoBaby Louise
Don PotterGeorge
Mr. Goldstone
Patricia RichardsonWaitress
Hollywood Blonde
Ed RileyPop
Gloria RossiMiss Cratchitt
Charles RuleWeber
Sean RuleNewsboy
Richard J. SabellicoPastey
Mark SantoroNewsboy
John SheridanTulsa
Jay SmithLittle Rock
Bonnie WalkerMaid

Standby: Mary Louise Wilson (Rose)

Understudies: Sally Cooke (Miss Cratchitt), Donna Elio (Baby June, Baby Louise), Steven Gelfer (Tulsa), Jan Neuberger (June), Don Potter (Pop, Uncle Jocko, Weber), Patricia Richardson (Louise), Ed Riley (Cigar, Herbie), Charles Rule (Kringelein, Mr. Goldstone), Richard J. Sabellico (George) and Bonnie Walker (Electra, Mazeppa, Tessie Tura)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1975 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Angela Lansbury

 1975 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Zan Charisse

 1975 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Arthur Laurents

Drama Desk Award

winner 1975 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Angela Lansbury

 1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Bonnie Langford

winner 1975 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 

Arthur Laurents

Theatre World

winner 1975 Award [recipient] 

Zan Charisse

winner 1975 Award [recipient] 

John Sheridan


music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Some PeopleRose
Small WorldRose and Herbie
Baby June and Her NewsboysBaby June, Baby Louise and The Newsboys
Mr. Goldstone, I Love YouRose and Ensemble
Little LambLouise
You'll Never Get Away From MeRose and Herbie
Dainty June and Her FarmboysDainty June, Louise and Farmboys
If Momma Was MarriedLouise and June
All I Need Is the GirlTulsa and Louise
Everything's Coming Up RosesRose
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
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