Photo Coverage: High Fidelity Gypsy Robe Ceremony

Paul Castree was chosen as High Fidelity's winner of the Gypsy Robe.  Sandhu performs as a swing, dance captain and understudy in the show, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on December 7th.

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. Mary Poppins' Rommy Sandhu was the last performer to be chosen as the Gypsy Robe winner. Castree's previous Broadway credits includeAll Shook Up, Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Grease.

"A first-time collaboration between three talented young writers -- composer Tom Kitt, lyricist Amanda Green, and book-writer David Lindsay-Abaire, the Tony-nominated playwright -- High Fidelity is a new musical comedy based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby," state notes. The show "tells the story of Rob, a record store owner who knows almost everything there is to know about pop music, but almost nothing about how to hold on to a girl. Rob's love life, already a broken record of heartache, falls off the charts completely when he gets dumped by Laura….but that just sets him up for one of the top 5 romantic comebacks ever."  High Fidelity stars Will Chase (Lennon, Rent and Aida) as Rob and Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy) as Laura. 

Visit www.topfivebreakups.com for tickets and more information.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Gloria Rosenthal


Gloria Rosenthal


Gloria Rosenthal


James Dybas and David Lotz


James Dybas


James Dybas


James Dybas


James Dybas and Rommy Sandhu


Rommy Sandhu


Rommy Sandhu 


Paul Castree


Paul Castree


Paul Castree


Paul Castree


Paul Castree


Paul Castree and cast members


Paul Castree and cast members


Paul Castree


Paul Castree


Paul Castree and James Dybas


Paul Castree and Jon Patrick Walker


Jenn Colella, Paul Castree and Will Chase


Jenn Colella, Paul Castree and Will Chase


Paul Castree with cast members including Jon Patrick Walker, Justin Brill and Jenn Colella


Past Gypsy Robe Winners Pi Douglass, Bill Nabel and James Dybas with Jenn Colella


Pi Douglass, Bill Nable, Jenn Colella and James Dybas


Will Chase and Jenn Colella


Will Chase and Jen Colella

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.