On Sunday, April 8th, Tina Fey’s Mean Girls opened at the August Wilson Theater. This musical-comedy version of the 2004 movie is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.
Congratulations to Brendon Stimson for winning the Gypsy Robe! Along with Mean Girls, he was seen in Something Rotten!, Honeymoon in Vegas, Newsies the Musical, and West Side Story! Brendon will pass the robe on to a Chorus member in Carousel soon.
On Thursday, March 22nd, “Frozen” opened at the St. James, directed by Michael Grandage and Choreographed by Rob Ashford. Caissie Levy leads this talented cast as “Elsa”. This stage version brings you new songs, never heard before, created for this production.
Congratulations to Jeremy Davis, who took home the Gypsy Robe on opening night for having the most Broadway chorus credits. He has an impressive resume, including Cats, The Last Ship, South Pacific, Billy Elliot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 9 to 5, The People in the Picture, and Ghost.
Directed by Christopher Ashley, “Escape to Margaritaville” opened March 15th at the Marquis Theatre. The musical opens on Broadway after a premiere at La Jolla Playhouse and a subsequent tour that played Houston, New Orleans, and Chicago. Paul Alexander Nolan leads the cast as Tully, the island’s singing bartender. Mr. Jimmy Buffet himself joined the company onstage for the encore and his fans went crazy!
Congratulations to Matt Allen who took home the Gypsy Robe for having the most Broadway Chorus credits under his belt. This is his sixth Broadway show.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 was National Swing Day! We salute all those Broadway swings who give true meaning to “the show must go on”! Swings are the backbone of a company and true heroes of the show!
SpongeBob SquarePants, the new Broadway musical based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series, celebrates its official opening night December 4 at the Palace Theatre.
The musical features original songs by Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, the Flaming Lips, Sara Bareilles, Panic! At the Disco, and the late David Bowie.
Curtis Holbrook was awarded the Gypsy Robe. This is his 10th Broadway show! Holbrook’s previous Broadway credits include: If/Then, West Side Story, Xanadu, All Shook Up, The Addams Family, The Boy From Oz, Taboo, Fosse, Footloose.
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s “Once on This Island” celebrated its official opening night at Broadway’s Circle in the Square December 3. The revival is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening).
Also, congratulations to Grasan Kingsberry who took home the Gypsy Robe!
Bette Midler celebrates her birthday with a huge surprise during the Hello, Dolly! curtain call.