Wednesday, April 15, 2009


The musical is Bajour. The story is about a woman (Tony-nominee Nancy Dussault) doing a doctoral thesis on a tribe of gypsies in New York City who con old women out of their life-savings. Yes, you read that correctly. Herschel Bernardi, Chita Rivera and Mae Questal round out the cast, with Michael Bennett, Herb Edelman, Paul Sorvino and Leland Palmer in the ensemble. The show played 232 performances during the 1964-65 season at the Shubert and later Lunt-Fontanne Theatres. Here is Rivera leading the title song:

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