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Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!

Youth springs eternal in Broadway's new musical Tuck Everlasting, which celebrated its official opening at the Broadhurst Theatre just last night. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of recipient Lisa Gajda with the company!

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 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.

TUCK EVERLASTING marks Gajda's 18th Broadway show. Her previous credits include HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, MOVIN' OUT, TABOO, SPAMALOT, ELF, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and CHAPLIN.

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Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Jennifer Smith and Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Terrence Mann and Fred Applegate

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
The Gypsy Robe

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Carolee Carmello

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Broadway Deduts: Marco Schittone, Elizabeth Margaret Crawford, Chloe Campbell, Sharrod Williams and Sarah Charles Lewis

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Sarah Charles Lewis

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Michael Park and Sarah Charles Lewis

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Casey Nicholaw

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Casey Nicholaw

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda and David Westphal

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda and David Westphal

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, Sarah Charles Lewis, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Casey Nicholaw and cast

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda with cast

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda and Carolee Carmello with cast

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Fred Applegate, Sarah Charles Lewis, Lisa Gajda, Terrence Mann, Robert Lenzi, Michael Park and andrew Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
The cast

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
The cast

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Terrence Mann and Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Terrence Mann and Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda with her husband

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda with her husband

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda and Casey Nicholaw

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Lisa Gajda and Casey Nicholaw



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