1993 Bette Midler – Gypsy

Gypsy is a 1993 American made-for-television musical comedy-drama film directed by Emile Ardolino. The teleplay by Arthur Laurents is an adaptation of his book of the 1959 stage musical Gypsy, which was based on Gypsy: A Memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee.

Gypsy Rose Lee’s son, Erik Lee Preminger, was instrumental in getting the film in production and was the main source for research. He had tried to get the musical filmed with Bette Midler, who had always wanted to play Rose, in the principal role 10 years earlier, but it required the approval of five entities to obtain the rights. One of the obstacles had been Arthur Laurents himself, who wrote the book for the musical based on Lee’s memoirs. He had hated the 1962 film version and was initially opposed to a remake. “Not for all the money in the world will we let them make another film version of Gypsy,” he had said.


1  Overture 4:56
2  May We Entertain You 0:52
3  Some People 3:16
4  Small World 3:23
5  Baby June And Her Newsboys 2:08
6  Mr. Goldstone 2:27
7  Little Lamb 2:20
8  You’ll Never Get Away From Me 2:57
9  Dainty June And Her Farmboys 4:36
10  If Momma Was Married 2:56
11  All I Need Is The Girl 4:58
12  Everything’s Coming Up Roses 2:51
13  Together, Wherever We Go 2:59
14  You Gotta Get A Gimmick 4:07
15  Let Me Entertain You 2:33
16  Rose’s Turn 4:05
17  End Credits 3:10



BassChuck Domanico
BassKen Wild
DrumsAlbie Berk
PianoDavid Loeb
HornJohn Reynolds
HarpGayle Levant
TromboneAlan Kaplan
TromboneAlex Iles
TrombonePhil Teele
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetRob Frear
WoodwindsDan Higgins
WoodwindsDoug Masek
WoodwindsGary Foster
WoodwindsJon Clarke
WoodwindsSteve Kujala
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionWade Culbreath
WoodwindsRonald Janelli

Other Musicians

Viola – Dan Neufeld, Janet Lakatos, Matt Funes
Violin – Barbra Porter, Endre Granat, Gwenn Heller, Haim Shtrum, Laura Kuennen-Poper, Pat Johnson, Rachel Robinson, Ralph Morrisson, Rebecca Barr, Robert Schumitzky, Tamara Chang

Liner Notes

Producer – Arif Mardin, Curt Sobel, Michael Rafter
Co-producer – Robert Schaper Jr
Executive-Producer – Bonnie Bruckheimer, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron
Arranged By (Additional) – Michael Rafter
Arranged By (Additional Dance Music) – Betty Walberg
Arranged By (Dance Music) – John Kander
Conductor – Michael Rafter
Contractor (Orchestra) – Ken Watson
Copyist (Music Preparation) – Julian Bratolyubov
Directed By (Music) – Michael Rafter
Engineer (Recording Assistant) – Bill Smith, Charlie Paakkari, Leslie Ann Jones
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By (Music) – Robert Schaper Jr
Orchestrated By (Original) – Robert Ginzler, Sid Ramin
Recorded By (Music) – Robert Schaper Jr
Recorded By (Additional) – David Ronne, Matthew John McFadden, Peggy Names
Recording Supervisor (Music) – Marie Snyder

Design (Album Package Design) – Greenberg Kingsley
Design (Graphic Design) – B.D. Fox & Friends, Inc
Director Of Photography – Ralf Bode
Liner Notes (Inside Inlay) – Craig Zadan
Photography By (Cover) – Greg Gorman
Photography By (Inside) – Marlene Wallace, Tony Esparza

Lyrics By – Stephen Sondheim
Music By – Jule Styne