15 Gifs That Prove Gypsy Has the Best Musical Zingers of All Time

On May 21, 1959 – 55 years ago tonight – audiences first heard Ethel Merman shout "Sing out, Louise!" as she walked down the aisle of the Broadway Theatre and into musical theatre history.

Patti LuPone in Gypsy
Patti LuPone in Gypsy (Photo by Joan Marcus)

To celebrate the anniversary of Gypsy's opening night, the Playbill staff has collected some of our favorite lines and lyrics from the show. With thanks to composer Jule Styne, lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and librettist Arthur Laurents.