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Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony

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The new Broadway musical-comedy, 9 To 5: The Musical starring four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Allison JanneyStephanie J. BlockMegan Hilty, and two-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch began preview performances on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 and opened on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). 9 To 5: The Musical marks the Broadway debut of seven-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Dolly Parton as composer and lyricist. 

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. Recent Gypsy Robe honoree, ROCK OF AGES' star Andre Ward passed the special Broadway garment on to Paul Castree backstage before the opening night performance and BroadwayWorld.com was there to cheer him on!

With direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreography by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler 9 To 5: The Musical has a book by Patricia Resnick, based on her original story and screenplay for the smash 1980 film comedy. 9 To 5: The Musical is produced by Robert Greenblatt in association with Richard LeviJohn McColgan/Moya Doherty/Edgar DobieJames L. Nederlander/Terry Allen Kramer,Independent Presenters NetworkJam TheatricalsBud Martin,Michael WattThe Weinstein Company/Sonia Friedman/Dede HarrisCenter Theatre GroupNorton Herrick/Matthew C. Blank/Joan SteinToni Dowgiallo, and GFour Productions.

Press notes describe the story, "When pushed to their boiling point by their boss, Franklin Hart, Jr. (Marc Kudisch), Violet Newstead (Allison Janney), the super efficient office manager, Judy Bernly (Stephanie J. Block), a frazzled divorcee, and the sexy executive secretary Doralee Rhodes (Megan Hilty) turn the tables on him. The trio hatches a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot, and that plan quickly spins wildly and hilariously out of control. Ms. Parton's original score for 9 To 5: The Musical includes over twenty new songs as well as the Grammy Award winning, Academy Award nominated, and #1 Billboard title song. 9 To 5: The Musical had its world premiere engagement in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre".

The production features scenic design by two-time Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winners Jules Fisher and Kenneth Posner, sound design by John Shivers, imaging by Peter Nigrini and Peggy Eisenhauer, with music direction by Stephen Oremus.

The 30 member cast of 9 To 5: The Musical features Kathy FitzgeraldAndy KarlIoana AlfonsoTimothy George AndersonJennifer BalagnaJustin BohonPaul CastreeDaniel CooneyJeremy DavisGaelen GillilandAutumn GuzzardiAnn HaradaNeil HaskellLisa HowardVan HughesMichael X. MartinMichael MindlinKaren MurphyMark Myars(Dance captain), Justin PattersonJessica Lea PattyCharlie PollockTory RossWayne SchroderMaia Nkenge Wilson and Brandi Wooten.

Beginning May 5 the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday thru Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm; with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com (212-307-4100) or at the Marriott Marquis Theatre Box Office and range from $126.50 to $66.50.

For more information visit www.9to5themusical.com.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andre Ward

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andre Ward

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andre Ward

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andre Ward and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andre Ward and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andre Ward and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andre Ward

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Wayne Schroder, Stephanie J. Block, Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Kathy Fitzgerald, Jennifer Balagna, Autumn Guzzardi and the cast

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Jennifer Balagna and Autumn Guzzardi both making their Broadway debuts!

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Jennifer Balagna and Autumn Guzzardi

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Jennifer Balagna and Autumn Guzzardi

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Tory Ross, Charlie Pollock, Andy Karl, Lisa Howard and Patricia Resnick

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Tory Ross, Charlie Pollock, Andy Karl, Lisa Howard and Patricia Resnick

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block and Patricia Resnick

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block and Andre Ward

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree, Wayne Schroder, Stephanie J. Block and Allison Janney

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Jeremy Davis, Paul Castree, Wayne Schroder, Stephanie J. Block and Allison Janney

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree, Stephanie J. Block, Allison Janney and Megan Hilty

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree and Andre Ward

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree, David Westphal of Actor's Equity and Andre Ward

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree and David Westphal

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
David Westphal and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Wayne Schroder, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and the cast cheer on Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and the cast cheer on Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Andy Karl

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and the cast cheer on Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty and Allison Janney

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and the cast with winner Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Wayne Schroder, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Charlie Pollock, Andy Karl and White Christmas Gypsy Robe winner Richie Mastascusa

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Kathy Fitzgerald, Jennifer Balagna, Autumn Guzzardi and the cast

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Wayne Schroder, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney, Kathy Fitzgerald and Autumn Guzzardi

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree and Tory Ross

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
John P. Connolly and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Patricia Resnick and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Patricia Resnick and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Allison Janney and Paul Castree

Photo Coverage '9 to 5: The Musical' Opening Night on Broadway Gyspy Robe Ceremony
Paul Castree, Gypsy Robe Winner for 9 to 5


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