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.
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