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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
10 Years Ago Today: Gypsy
Here's the next in a series of blogs featuring the musicals that opened 30, 20 and 10 years ago. Others in the series can be found under the "Back in Time" tab at the top of the page. (Scroll to the bottom of that page.)
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The Playbill Cover
The Window Cards
The New Broadway Cast Recording
Opening Night:May 1, 2003
Performances:33 previews, 451 performances
Tonys:4 nominations including Best Revival Musical, Best Actress Bernadette Peters, Best Featured Actor John Dossett, and Best Featured Actress Tammy Blanchard.
Who's Who 10 Years Later:The 10 years since this revival has seen another, starring Patti LuPone. Though this production was not nearly as acclaimed, many of the people associated with it have continued Broadway careers. Director Sam Mendeshas since directed several plays, including Red, Enronand After Miss Julie, as well as Shrek: The Musical. Star Bernadette Peters (Tony Nominee) has gone on to star in the revivals of A Little Night Musicand Follies; Tammy Blanchard (Tony Nominee) has appeared in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; John Dossett (Tony Nominee) has gone on to Mamma Mia!and Newsies. Ensemble members David Burtka and Tim Federlehave continued their acting careers, but have also become famous as Neil Patrick Harris's husband and as an accomplished author, respectively. Brooks Ashmanskashas since appeared in The Ritzand Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me(Tony Nominee), and Michael McCormickhas since appeared in such shows as Curtains and Chaplin. How soon Broadway will see another revival of Gypsy is anybody's guess.
My One and Only also opened on this date in 1983. Click HERE to read all about that production.