Monday, September 24, 2007
Another Gypsy Opened Yesterday
The first revival of Gypsy opened on September 23, 1974 for a limited run at the Winter Garden Theatre. Angela Lansbury brought this Mama Rose to Broadway after a US tour and a successful run in London. Despite her fear of following in the giant footsteps of Ethel Merman, she won her third Tony for Best Actress in a Musical. Yesterday at the flea market, I was browsing through playbills at the Twelfth Night Club's table when I met Dennis Karr. He was one of the Farm Boys (San Diego)in that production. He lost track of his Gypsy playbill and was hoping to replace it. That's some coincidence - looking for a playbill of the only Broadway show he was in on the very anniversary of the day that show opened.