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Digitally remastered edition of this 1959 release starring Ethel Merman and Jack Klugman. Based on a book by Arthur Laurents with music written by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the show adapted the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee focussing on her mother Rose. It affectionately recounts her efforts to raise her two daughters and get them a career on the stage. The musical was produced by David Merrick and directed by Jerome Robbins. Ethel Merman starred as Rose, Jack Klugman as Herbie and Sandra Church as Louise. This production received no less than eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Xtra.
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review by . July 06, 2010
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A British loophole classifying music recordings over 50 years old as "public domain" has unleashed a glut of cheap CD reissues of classic musical soundtracks and cast recordings. While these releases don't produce profit for the original artists or composer's estates, they do offer collectors the chance to expand their music libraries for literally pocket change. Such is the case with this reissue of the 1959 GYPSY original cast album.    "Sing out, Louise! Sing out!" As Ethel …
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