Exclusive Photo Coverage: Bahiyah Hibah Takes Home the Legacy Robe for MOULIN ROUGE!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Bahiyah Hibah Takes Home the Legacy Robe for MOULIN ROUGE!
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2019

On Thursday night, July 25, Moulin Rouge celebrated opening night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Bahiyah Hibah was awarded the Legacy Robe from Beetlejuice recipient Jill Abramovitz. (more...)

BWW Review: Words Fail, But Humanity May Prevail in TWILIGHT, LOS ANGELES at the REPBWW Review: Words Fail, But Humanity May Prevail in TWILIGHT, LOS ANGELES at the REP
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Mar 6, 2019

Most of the characters fail to use words properly to convey directly what is important to them or us. But as I have said, the underlying problem is larger. It is a mismatch of moral paradigms. The possibility of rationally settling the underlying issues by a dialogue among the participants is hard to conceive. This play seems instead to be more about making people grasp, at a gut level, the speakers' personhood, (more...)

Photo Flashback: Inside the 2018 Legacy Robe Ceremonies!Photo Flashback: Inside the 2018 Legacy Robe Ceremonies!
by Walter McBride - Dec 29, 2018

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final days of the year, we're getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back. Relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with  photos from the 2018 ceremonies below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ryan Worsing Receives the Legacy Robe for THE CHER SHOWPhoto Coverage: Ryan Worsing Receives the Legacy Robe for THE CHER SHOW
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2018

The Cher Show recently held its Legacy Robe ceremony, where the robe was given to Ryan Worsing. Check out photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Vasthy Mompoint Earns the Legacy Robe for THE PROM!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Vasthy Mompoint Earns the Legacy Robe for THE PROM!
by Walter McBride - Nov 16, 2018

THE PROM officially opened last night, November 15, at the Longacre Theatre. Before the curtain went up, the company took a moment to celebrate the recipient of the Legacy Robe- Vasthy Mompoint! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Marty Lawson Receives the Legacy Robe for KING KONG!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Marty Lawson Receives the Legacy Robe for KING KONG!
by Walter McBride - Nov 9, 2018

KING KONG officially opened last night, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Before the curtain went up, the company took a moment to celebrate the recipient of the Legacy Robe- Marty Lawson! (more...)

First Run Features Presents New Immersive Documentary, MOYNIHANFirst Run Features Presents New Immersive Documentary, MOYNIHAN
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

First Run Features is pleased to announce the Los Angeles theatrical premiere of Moynihan, a new documentary directed by Joseph Dorman and Toby Perl Freilich. Following its U.S. premiere at New York's Film Forum on October 3,the Los Angeles premiere will take place at Laemmle's Music Hall on October 12, 2018.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Legacy Robe Ceremony for HEAD OVER HEELSPhoto Coverage: Inside the Legacy Robe Ceremony for HEAD OVER HEELS
by Walter McBride - Jul 30, 2018

Head Over Heels had its Legacy Robe ceremony last week before its opening night performance. The robe was given to Justin Prescott. Check out photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Joel Celebrates 100 Consecutive Monthly Shows at Madison Square GardenPhoto Flash: Billy Joel Celebrates 100 Consecutive Monthly Shows at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that in honor of Billy Joel's unprecedented achievement of 100 lifetime performances at The World's Most Famous Arena, Joel's piano will be displayed at The Garden. Joel's 100th lifetime performance comes 40 years after his first MSG performance, on December 14, 1978, and just four and a half years after he began his legendary residency at The Garden. The piano will be on display beginning today outside of Chase Square in front of Madison Square Garden. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has also officially proclaimed July 18, 2018 as "Billy Joel Day" in the State of New York in honor of Joel's extraordinary history of leadership and contributions to the music industry and New York State. (more...)

The Madison Square Garden Company Celebrates Billy Joel's 100th Lifetime Performance at the World's Most Famous ArenaThe Madison Square Garden Company Celebrates Billy Joel's 100th Lifetime Performance at the World's Most Famous Arena
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that in honor of Billy Joel's unprecedented achievement of 100 lifetime performances at The World's Most Famous Arena, Joel's piano will be displayed at The Garden. Joel's 100th lifetime performance comes 40 years after his first MSG performance, on December 14, 1978, and just four and a half years after he began his legendary residency at The Garden. The piano will be on display beginning today outside of Chase Square in front of Madison Square Garden. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has also officially proclaimed July 18, 2018 as “Billy Joel Day” in the State of New York in honor of Joel's extraordinary history of leadership and contributions to the music industry and New York State. (more...)

Roma Peoples Project Responds to Name Change From 'Gypsy Robe' to 'Legacy Robe'Roma Peoples Project Responds to Name Change From 'Gypsy Robe' to 'Legacy Robe'
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 14, 2018

As reported yesterday, the Actors' Equity Association has made the decision to change the longstanding ceremony previously known as the 'Gypsy Robe' ceremony, to the 'Legacy Robe.' (more...)

Actors' Equity Renames Chorus Celebration 'Legacy Robe'Actors' Equity Renames Chorus Celebration 'Legacy Robe'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Actors' Equity Association has announced that a new name has been chosen for the tradition formerly known as the "Gypsy Robe." Moving forward, the Robe and tradition will be referred to as the "Legacy Robe" - a name chosen by members in a survey. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Afra Hines Earns the Gypsy Robe for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Afra Hines Earns the Gypsy Robe for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL!
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2018

It's Summer in April! Summer officially opened earlier this week at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Afra Hines below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Jess LeProtto Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for CAROUSEL!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Jess LeProtto Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for CAROUSEL!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2018

Carousel officially opened earlier this month at the Imperial Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Jess LeProtto below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Matt Wall Receives the Gypsy Robe for MY FAIR LADY!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Matt Wall Receives the Gypsy Robe for MY FAIR LADY!
by Walter McBride - Apr 21, 2018

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! (more...)

Actors' Equity to Rename Gypsy Robe CeremonyActors' Equity to Rename Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Actors' Equity Association has announced that Equity's National Council has voted to retire the name 'Gypsy Robe' -- the name for the ritual that occurs on the stage of every Broadway musical with a chorus on opening night before the audience is admitted. While the name will change, the tradition will continue next season unchanged.  (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Brendon Stimson Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for MEAN GIRLS!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Brendon Stimson Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for MEAN GIRLS!
by Walter McBride - Apr 10, 2018

Mean Girls opened on Sunday night at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Brendon Stimson below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville opened last week at the Marquis 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 Allen below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Curtis Holbrook Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!Photo Flash: Curtis Holbrook Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Just last night, December 4, the company of Spongebob Squarepants gathered on the Palace Theatre stage to celebrate the opening of the show and the passing of the Gypsy Robe to Curtis Holbrook. (more...)

Photo Flash: Grasan Kingsberry Earns the Gypsy Robe for ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Flash: Grasan Kingsberry Earns the Gypsy Robe for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

On Sunday, December 3, the company of Once On This Island gathered in the lobby of Circle in the Square to celebrate the opening of the show and the passing of the Gypsy Robe to Grasan Kingsberry. (more...)

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