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re: I think there is some chance that Variety was wrong
Posted by: BobPlak 11:04 am EST 11/26/22
In reply to: re: I think there is some chance that Variety was wrong - keikekaze 08:58 pm EST 11/25/22

And then there's Gypsy at 702. At 89 weeks with a Thursday opening you'd expect (89 x 8) - 4 = 708 performances.

Four are accounted for by that infamous strike, giving us 704. What happened to the other two?

Well, very early in the run Merman demanded (and got) the show to close for one day so she could attend her daughter's college graduation in Colorado. The other performance was lost in January 1961 when the same thing happened so she could perform in the new president's inaugural celebrations (even though she was a Republican).

I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who thinks about this kind of trivia. And for anyone who might be thinking I need to get a life -- you're absolutely right!
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