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

Production Photos

Show: Gypsy
Theatre: Shubert Theatre
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 Mendes has since directed several plays, including Red, Enron and 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 Music and 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 Federle have continued their acting careers, but have also become famous as Neil Patrick Harris's husband and as an accomplished author, respectively.  Brooks Ashmanskas has since appeared in The Ritz and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Tony Nominee), and Michael McCormick has since appeared in such shows as Curtains and Chaplin.  How soon Broadway will see another revival of Gypsy is anybody's guess.

Sam Mendes

Bernadette Peters

Tammy Blanchard

John Dossett

David Burtka

Tim Federle

Michael McCormick

Brooks Ashmanskas

My One and Only also opened on this date in 1983.  Click HERE to read all about that production.


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