Ethel Merman originated the role of Rose in Gypsy and received a Tony nomination for her performance. The production was also Tony-nominated for Best Conductor and Musical Director (Milton Rosenstock), Best Costume Design (Raoul Pène Du Bois), Best Direction (Jerome Robbins), Best Featured Actor (Jack Klugman), Best Featured Actress (Sandra Church), Best Scenic Design (Jo Mielziner) and Best Musical.
DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy celebration of the golden era of movie musicals with a heart as big as the ocean! Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award® nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), this gem of a show has been reimagined for the bright lights of Broadway and taken to glamorous and spectacular new heights! Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, this glittering musical extravaganza has everything you need for an unforgettable night at the theatre. Sweep your glooms away with DAMES AT SEA!