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Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & M Photo Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

Broadway and Film Producer Norman Twain Passes Away at 85
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 8, 2016

NORMAN TWAIN, 85, a prominent theatrical producer in New York and California in the 1960's and 1970's who later became a successful and award-winning film producer, died Saturday morning, August 6th, after a brief illness.

Five Fun Facts About GYPSY
by Michael Dale - Oct 9, 2015

With four Broadway revivals, two West End productions, a movie and an already existing television version, some may scoff that Gypsy is done too often, but really, you can't blame great actresses for wanting to take on one of the American musical theatre's greatest roles.

VIDEO: Ethel Merman, David Merrick & More in Rare Footage from Original GYPSY Rehearsal
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 13, 2015

Professional writer, playwright and lyricist, Stephen B. Crowley has shared astounding footage of the original 1959 production of GYPSY in rehearsal.

Imelda Staunton to Star in UK GYPSY Revival?
by Kelsey Denette - Aug 8, 2012

Imelda Staunton, the actress who earned rave reviews for her work in the new West End production of SWEENEY TODD, may be headed back to the stage in another Stephen Sondheim show not long after SWEENEY TODD closes its doors on September 22.

NY Philharmonic Ensembles To Perform at Merkin Concert Hall, Nov. 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles, composed of Musicians from the Orchestra, will give its second performance of the 2011-12 season on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, in a program featuring Jonathan Pieslak's Gray Fractures, Janá?ek's Mládí (Youth), and Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 2. The musicians on the program will be flutist Sandra Church; oboist Sherry Sylar; clarinetist Pascual Martinez Forteza; bass clarinetist Amy Zoloto (guest artist); bassoonist Kim Laskowski; horn player R. Allen Spanjer; violinist Lisa Kim; violist Rebecca Young; cellists Eric Bartlett, Maria Kitsopoulos, Sumire Kudo, Ru-Pei Yeh, and Wei Yu; and pianist William Wolfram (guest artist).

NY Philharmonic Ensembles To Perform at Merkin Concert Hall, Nov. 20
by Carly Rosemore - Oct 18, 2011

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles, composed of Musicians from the Orchestra, will give its second performance of the 2011-12 season on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, in a program featuring Jonathan Pieslak's Gray Fractures, Janá?ek's Mládí (Youth), and Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 2. The musicians on the program will be flutist Sandra Church; oboist Sherry Sylar; clarinetist Pascual Martinez Forteza; bass clarinetist Amy Zoloto (guest artist); bassoonist Kim Laskowski; horn player R. Allen Spanjer; violinist Lisa Kim; violist Rebecca Young; cellists Eric Bartlett, Maria Kitsopoulos, Sumire Kudo, Ru-Pei Yeh, and Wei Yu; and pianist William Wolfram (guest artist).

Original Cast Recording Of GYPSY Added To Library Of Congress' National Recording Registry
by Emily Faye Oakley - Jun 23, 2010

25 recordings have been added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry including the original cast recording of GYPSY featuring Ethel Merman. Other titles include Patti Smith's debut album and Tupac's 'Dear Mama.'

SOUND OFF: A Round-Up of GYPSY on Record
by Robert Diamond - Apr 1, 2010

This week, both in memory of the real-life Baby June, June Havoc, who passed away this week, as well as a precursory introduction to a multi-part series critiquing the entire canon of all major Sondheim cast albums available in anticipation of the late April opening of the new review SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (currently in previews at Studio 54), we are taking a listen to the various cast recordings of the major productions on Broadway/West End of GYPSY over the last fifty years. GYPSY was, of course, one of the first scores on Broadway boasting lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and whether a leading lady the likes of Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters or Patti LuPone, it is a score unlike any other before or since and a true pinnacle of not only musical theatre, but all theatre, on Broadway and beyond. Some may even say the greatest musical of all...

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone in Gypsy at Ravinia
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2006

Gypsy, starring Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone in the towering role of Rose, played from August 11th through August 13th at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago

Sondheim Cancels 8/11 Gypsy Discussion at Ravinia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2006

Legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim will no longer appear before the Ravinia Festival in Chicago's August 11th performance of Gypsy, starring Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone as Rose.

Full Cast Set for Ravinia Gypsy; Sondheim to Appear 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2006

Full casting has been announced for Ravinia's Gypsy, running August 11th through 13th; in addition, Sondheim will appear for a pre-show discussion on August 11th

Patterson, Etc. to Join Mason in St. Louis Muny Gypsy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2006

Meredith Patterson will join the previously announced Karen Mason in Gypsy at the St. Louis Muny, running from July 17th through 23rd

Future of Gypsy Film Uncertain Due to Rights Issues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2006

According to The New York Post's Liz Smith, the Weinsteins do not hold the rights to Gypsy for a planned film version

Catherine Zeta Jones to Play Rose in New Gypsy Film?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2006

Is a second film version of Gypsy on the way...with Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta Jones as ultimate stage mother Rose?

Boevers and Willis Cast in Ravinia Gypsy, August 11-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2006

Jessica Boevers, last seen on Broadway in In My Life, is set to entertain audiences as Louise in the upcoming Ravinia Festival's staged concert production of Gypsy, while Jack Willis has been cast as Herbie

April Fools: Sondheim's New List: 'Songs I Wish I Had Never Written'
by Michael Dale - Apr 1, 2006

Stephen Sondheim follows his famous 'Songs I Wish I'd Written' with a look back at the songs he would have been happier without

Ravinia Announces LuPone's Turn in Gypsy for Summer '06
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2005

Patti LuPone has been confirmed as Rose in the Ravinia Festival's production of Gypsy, which will run from August 11th through 13th in 2006

LuPone May Come Up Rose in Gypsy at Ravinia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2005

The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that director Lonny Price is mulling over the prospect of a Ravinia Festival production of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse to present GYPSY!
by - Jan 1, 2000