Kiss Me, Kate opens March 14th

Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase and Corbin Bleu star in Roundabout’s Kiss Me, Kate that opened March 14th, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle.

Congratulations Erica Mansfield for taking home the “Legacy Robe” (formally called The Gypsy Robe).  This is Erica’s ninth Broadway show.  She was previously seen in Bandstand,  Finding Neverland, On the Twentieth Century, On the Town, Pippin, Evita, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Mamma Mia! 

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“My Fair Lady” opens on Broadway!

The Broadway revival of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady   opened April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  The Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, stars Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton as Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins.

Congratulations to Matt Wall for getting the “Gypsy Robe”!   Wall’s Broadway credits include, Sunset Boulevard, Something Rotten, Annie, Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Promises, Promises, Curtains, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, 110 in the Shade, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies, and Saturday Night Fever.

“Carousel” on Broadway!

Another Broadway musical opened at the Imperial Theatre on Thursday, April 12th. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel returns to Broadway for the first time in more than twenty years! This production stars Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck.

Congratulations to Jess LeProtto for getting the “Gypsy Robe”!   He was previously seen in The Boy From Oz, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Bye Bye Birdie, Newsies The Musical, On The Town, Cats and Hello, Dolly! 

“Mean Girls” opens on Broadway!

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.

 

 

FROZEN opens on Broadway!

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.

Jimmy Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville” opens on Broadway!

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.