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Photo Coverage: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 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 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the robe was presented to Alex Sanchez, who previously appeared on Broadway in Wonderful Town, Follies, Fosse, Big, Love! Valour! Compassion, Carousel, and The Red Shoes.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG made its American premiere at Broadway's Hilton Theatre opening on Thursday, April 28, 2005. The most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything currently plays: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Starting on July 5th, all evening performances will be at 7pm.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG has music & lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The original film, which was adapted for the screen by Roald Dahl from the novel by Ian Fleming (author of all James Bond novels), has been adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is directed by Adrian Noble, with musical staging by Gillian Lynne. The show features sets and costumes by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound design by Andrew Bruce. The orchestrations and dance arrangements are by Chris Walker and musical direction and supervision are by RoBert Scott.

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Photos by Walter McBride


Jan Maxwell, Marc Kudisch, Robert Sella, Erin Dilly and Alex Sanchez (Gypsy winner for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG)

Past Gypsy winner Harvey Evans 

Harvey Evans, Merwin Foard (Gypsy Robe winner for ASSASSINS)
and Marc Kudisch)

Laura Griffith (Gypsy winner for THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA) 

Erin Dilly

Laura Griffith (Gypsy winner for THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA) and Alex Sanchez (Gypsy winner for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG)

The Hilton Theatre getting ready for opening night

Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez (Gypsy winner for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG) with the show's talented children

Alex making the trip around the cast


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