In a handwritten note on the auction website, producer Brown says, “To Whom It May Concern, With reference to the accompanying Tony Award, I confirm that I was (lead) producer, and was awarded the Tony at the 1990 awards ceremony.”
Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne and Arthur Laurents’ Gypsy was revived at the St. James Theatre in 1989. The revival was directed by Laurents and starred Tyne Daly, Jonathan Hadary and Crista Moore. At the Tony Awards, the production was awarded the Tony for Best Revival, and Daly won Best Actress in a Musical. Co-producers included Barry and Fran Weissler and Kathy Levin.
Bidding for the Tony begins at $10,000.
Brown also produced the 1974 revival of Gypsy. He was most recently represented on Broadway with the new musical Tuck Everlasting.