Photo Coverage: 'Times' Gypsy Robe Ceremony

October 27
4:43 PM 2006

Lisa Gajda was chosen as The Times They Are A-Changin'swinner of the Gypsy Robe. Gajda performs in the ensemble of the show, which opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on October 26th.

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. A Chorus Line's Lorin Latarro was the last performer to be chosen as the Gypsy Robe winner. Gajda's previous Broadway credits include Spamalot, Taboo, Urban Cowboy, Movin' Out, Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me, Kate, Fosse and How to Succeed...

The Times They Are A-Changin' stars Michael Arden (Bare, Big River), Thom Sesma (Man of La Mancha revival, La Cage aux Folles), and Lisa Brescia (The Woman in White, Aida).

As with Movin' Out, in which she directed and choreographed a narrative dance piece set to the songs of Billy Joel, Tharp has envisioned a theatrical world based on the songs of legendary folk-rock singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. The Times They Are A-Changin' is "set within a low-rent traveling circus run by Capt. Arab, whose wagon hasn't moved from its location in some time, though not by lack of effort from his ragtag band of clowns and performers. One such performer is the animal trainer Cleo, a young woman exploited by Capt. Arab and loved by his son, Coyote. Coyote longs for a world outside the confines of the family business, and as the circus show plays out, he must decide whether to flee or stay, and if he does stay, how to inspire change within the troupe," according to press notes. Sesma plays Capt. Arab, while Brescia and Arden are featured as Cleo and Coyote, respectively.

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Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Patrick Wetzel (Gypsy Robe Winner--The Drowsy Chaperone)

Patrick Wetzel

Patrick Wetzel

Michael Arden

Lorin Latarro (Gypsy Robe Winner--A Chorus Line) and Michael Arden

Neil Haskell, Michael Arden and Lisa Gajda

John Selya

Lorin Latarro

Ron Todorowski, John Selya, Neil Haskell and the cast

Michael Arden and the cast

Lisa Gajda and the cast

Lisa Gajda

Lisa Gajda and the cast

Lisa Gajda and the cast

Lisa Gajda, John Selya and cast

Lisa Gajda and Jean-Paul Richard

Lisa Gajda and Michael Arden

Lida Gajda and John Selya

Lisa Gajda and John Selya

Lorin Latarro and Lisa Gadja with cast members Keith Kühl, Lisa Brescia, Neil Haskell and Michael Arden

Lisa Gajda and Patrick Wetzel

Lisa Gajda and Patrick Wetzel

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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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