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Gypsy Mishap: Curtain Up! Air Vent Down!


Everything’s coming up roses over at the Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, but unfortunately at the first preview last night, everything was coming down at the same time. Towards the end of the backstage musical, a poor woman in the balcony was hit by a falling piece of air vent and had to be led out of the theater amidst much commotion, as the troupers onstage kept going. “Patti really brought down the house,” snapped a poster on allthatchat. “Your theater restoration fees put to good use,” cracked another poster. In other scary Gypsy news, the lamb is apparently played by a puppet walked around the stage by a weird man in a beret. Ewww!