Let This Entertain You: 'Gypsy,' 50 Years Later

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One of the classics of American musical theater, Gypsy premiered in 1959 with a cast headlined by Ethel Merman.

Though that production failed to win any of the eight Tony Awards for which it was nominated, its original cast album picked up a Grammy, and Gypsy went on to have a long life as one of Broadway's most-revived musicals.

Now, timed to coincide with the show's 50th anniversary, Sony has reissued the original cast recording. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz had a listen, and he's ready to say how well the album has held up.

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