Bajour is musical comedy based on the Joseph Mitchell short stories published in The New Yorker. "Bajour" is to gypsies the highest of all the arts, and refers to a
con game involving separating lonely older women from their savings. The show is about an
anthropology student at NYU whose doctoral study of nomadic gypsies brings her in contact with a
tribal leader, who needs to raise a dowry to purchase a bride from Newark's Gypsy King for his son. Anxious to marry, this bride offers to stage a "bajour" to help finance it but complications ensue when she targets the student's widowed mother.