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Photos: WAITRESS' Anastacia McCleskey (Virtually) Receives the Legacy Robe Photo Photos: WAITRESS' Anastacia McCleskey (Virtually) Receives the Legacy Robe
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 8, 2021

On September 2, Waitress celebrated its return to Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Anastacia McCleskey was awarded the Legacy Robe.

Photo Coverage: A Look Back at the Legacy Robe Ceremonies of 2019 Photo Photo Coverage: A Look Back at the Legacy Robe Ceremonies of 2019
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2019

As we reflect on 2019, we're taking a look back on the people who received the Legacy Robe this year! From Beetlejuice to Moulin Rouge, Tina to Ain't Too Proud, and many more, relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with photos from the 2019 ceremonies below!

VIDEO: Katie Webber Receives the Legacy Robe For TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Katie Webber Receives the Legacy Robe For TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

On November 7, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical celebrated opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Katie Webber was awarded the Legacy Robe from Moulin Rouge recipient Bahiyah Hibah.

Photo Coverage: Katie Webber Receives the Legacy Robe on Opening Night of TINA Photo Photo Coverage: Katie Webber Receives the Legacy Robe on Opening Night of TINA
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2019

On Thursday night, November 7, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical celebrated opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Katie Webber was awarded the Legacy Robe from Moulin Rouge recipient Bahiyah Hibah.

Ask BWW: What is the Legacy Robe? Photo Ask BWW: What is the Legacy Robe?
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 31, 2019

You asked, and we've answered! We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question asking about the Legacy Robe. We've put together a guide to let you know all about the history behind the ritual of the robe and to give you a glimpse inside what the ceremony is like. Check it all out!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Bahiyah Hibah Takes Home the Legacy Robe for MOULIN ROUGE! Photo 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.

Photo Flashback: Inside the 2018 Legacy Robe Ceremonies! Photo 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!

Photo Coverage: Ryan Worsing Receives the Legacy Robe for THE CHER SHOW Photo Photo 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!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Vasthy Mompoint Earns the Legacy Robe for THE PROM! Photo 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!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Marty Lawson Receives the Legacy Robe for KING KONG! Photo 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!

Photo Coverage: Inside the Legacy Robe Ceremony for HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Photo 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!

Roma Peoples Project Responds to Name Change From 'Gypsy Robe' to 'Legacy Robe' Photo Roma Peoples Project Responds to Name Change From 'Gypsy Robe' to 'Legacy Robe'
by Stephi 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.'

Actors' Equity Renames Chorus Celebration 'Legacy Robe' Photo Actors' Equity Renames Chorus Celebration 'Legacy Robe'
by Julie Musbach - 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.

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Afra Hines Earns the Gypsy Robe for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMM Photo 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!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Jess LeProtto Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for CAROUSEL! Photo 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!

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

Actors' Equity to Rename Gypsy Robe Ceremony Photo Actors' Equity to Rename Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Julie Musbach - 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. 

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Brendon Stimson Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for MEAN GIRLS! Photo 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!

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE! Photo 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!

Photo Flash: Curtis Holbrook Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Photo Photo Flash: Curtis Holbrook Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

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