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We’re gearing up for our second rehearsal of September’s Diabetes Mystery podcast entitled “Gypsies, Tramps and Peas” with music from the original cast recording of ‘Gypsy’ courtesy of SONY Music.
This year the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic finds himself mixed up in another diabetes murder mystery when he attends the 35th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. Will he be able to solve the murder of his former swim coach with the help of his friends, some sassy mermaids and a cooky fortune teller? Along the way he uncovers expert tips for diabetes self-care during the Summer months.
Have you been to the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island?
Check out my video raising awareness for diabetes in a fun, new way at the Mermaid Parade.
USA Today Best-Selling Author, Tonya Kappes, Asha Brown, Catherine Schuller, Chef Robert Lewis aka ‘The Happy Diabetic’, Seveda Williams, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, MaryAnn Horst Nicolay, Mama Rose Marie and Poet Lorraine Brooks help the fruit suit clad sleuth in this seaside adventure. Healthy delicious recipes provided by Chef Robert Lewis and Stacey Harris aka ‘The Diabetic Pastry Chef’. Break a leg!
Our Diabetes Mystery podcast, “Gypsies, Tramps & Peas” will feature music from the original cast recording of ‘Gypsy’. ‘Gypsy’ is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
The original production opened on May 21, 1959 where it played 702 performances, closing on March 25, 1961 at the Imperial Theatre. It was produced by David Merrick and directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
Ethel Merman starred as Rose, alongside Jack Klugman as Herbie, Sandra Church as Louise.Scenic and lighting design was by Jo Mielziner, with costumes by Raoul Pene Du Bois. The iconic overture was orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler.
The original production was well received and many have said in hindsight that it was one of the most influential stagings of the period. The show was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical but failed to take home any.