Photo Coverage: GYPSY Portrait Unveiled at Tony's DiNapoli
On Thursday January 8th, 2009, the Tony Winning leads of the acclaimed revival of GYPSY, Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti and Boyd Gaines had their own Broadway Wall of Fame portrait unveiled at the popular theater district Italian eatery, Tony DiNapoli's. Tony DiNapoli's is located at 147 43rd Street. The hosts for the evening were radio personality Valerie Smaldone and Tony DiNapoli's General Manager, Bruce Dimpflmaier. We "sang out" with the BroadwayWorld cameras to make sure you caught all the unveiling celebration!
The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY, will play its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Sunday, January 11, 2009.
Directed by theatrical legend and author of the musical Arthur Laurents, GYPSY will have played 332 performances and 27 previews by the time it closes. The current production of the great American musical, which stars Tony Award winners Patti LuPone as "Rose," Boyd Gaines as "Herbie" and Laura Benanti as "Gypsy," began preview performances on Monday, March 3, 2008 and officially opened on Thursday, March 27, 2008.
GYPSY was awarded three 2008 Tony Awards, one for each of the show's three stars: Patti LuPone (Leading Actress in a Musical), Laura Benanti (Best Featured Actress) and Boyd Gaines (Best Featured Actor). The production was nominated for seven Tony Awards in total, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Arthur Laurents), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Martin Pakledinaz) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Dan Moses Schreier). In addition, GYPSY was nominated for six Outer Critics Circle Awards (boasting wins for LuPone and Benanti), four Drama Desk Awards (including wins for LuPone, Gaines and Benanti) and three Drama League Awards including the "Distinguished Performance Award" for Patti LuPone.
Tickets for GYPSY are $117.00 - $32.00 and are available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com or by visiting the St. James Theatre box office. Premium seating is available. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.