Photo Coverage: The Woman in White Gypsy Robe Ceremony

November 18
9:15 AM 2005
The Woman in White opened Thursday, November 17th at the Marquis Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the Gypsy Robe Ceremony. The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. For The Woman in White, the Robe was presented to Elena Shaddow, whose credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Sweet Smell of Success and Les Miserables.

Directed by Trevor Nunn, the show features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy). William Dudley (sets and costumes), Paul Pyant (lighting), and Mick Potter (sound) make up the design team with Wayne McGregor behind the choreography and Simon Lee handling the music supervision.

Tickets for THE WOMAN IN WHITE are available by calling 212-307-4100, by visiting or at the Marquis box office.


Courtney Glass, Richard Todd Adams, Daniel Torres,
and Michael Shawn Lewis

Michael Ball and Maria Friedman

Jill Paice, Michael Ball and Maria Friedman

Michael Ball and Maria Friedman

Alan Eisenberg and Maria Friedman

Sara Schmidt - Gypsy Robe Winner for Jersey Boys

Sara Schmidt presenting the Gypsy Robe to Elena Shaddow, winner for THE WOMAN IN WHITE

Elena Shaddow

Michael Ball and Maria Friedman congratulating Elena

Elena Shaddow with Daniel Marcus, Greg Mills and Michael Shawn Lewis


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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.

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