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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Matt Wall Receives the Gypsy Robe for MY FAIR LADY!

My Fair Lady officially opened on Thursday night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Wall below!

Wall's Broadway credits include: Sunset Boulevard; Something Rotten; Annie; Evita; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; Curtains; South Pacific; The Drowsy Chaperone; 110 in the Shade; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Follies; Saturday Night Fever. TV: "Blue Bloods," "Bull," "The Good Wife." Education: The Boston Conservatory.

The Gypsy Robe began in 1950, when Bill Bradley, in the chorus of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, borrowed a dressing gown from Chorus member Florence Baum and sent it to a friend in CALL ME MADAM on opening night Oct 12, 1950 saying it was worn by all the Ziegfeld beauties and would "bless" the show. A cabbage rose from Ethel Merman's gown was added and the robe was passed along to the next Broadway musical on opening night. The tradition evolved so that the robe is now presented to the "gypsy" who has performed the most Broadway musicals on a chorus contract. Along the way, the robe is decorated, painted, patched, stitched, and signed by everyone in the show, becoming a fanciful patchwork for an entire Broadway season.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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