THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Tony-Winning Musical Gypsy (Video)

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25 Mar 2013

The original 1959 Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jule Styne's iconic musical Gypsy took its final bow March 25, 1961. Here, we take a look at various performances from the award-winning show.

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.

For more on the production, visit the Playbill Vault.

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Ethel Merman performs "Everything's Coming Up Roses":

Patti LuPone and the cast of the 2008 revival performs at the Tony Awards:

LuPone sings "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in concert:

Bette Midler sings "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in the 1993 film:

Rosalind Russell performs "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in the 1962 film:

Angela Lansbury performs "Everything's Coming Up Roses":

Lansbury at the Tony Awards:

Audio of Tyne Daly:

Bernadette Peters on "Smash":

Audio of Peters in the 2003 revival:

Here is the audio of "Rose's Turn," performed by Merman:

Tony winner Liza Minnelli sings "Rose's Turn" in concert:

 Lansbury's "Rose's Turn":

Here is some rare video footage from Lansbury's Gypsy, including snippets of "Some People," "Together Wherever We Go" and "Rose's Turn."

 Peters at the 57th annual Tony Awards:

Matthew Morrison performs "All I Need Is the Girl" at the Tony Awards:

Frank Sinatra sings "All I Need Is the Girl":

"Together, Wherever We Go," performed by Laura Benanti, LuPone and Boyd Gaines:

Peters performs "Some People":

Minnelli sings "Some People":

Highlights of the 2003 revival:

Highlights of the 2008 revival:

Ann Reinking, Donna McKechnie and Chita Rivera perform "Let Me Entertain You":

"Let Me Entertain You" from the 1993 film: