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.
Congratulations to Kevin Worley, the swing and assistant dance captain of Bandstand on winning the Gypsy Robe! It’s Kevin’s tenth show. You may have previously seen him in Holiday Inn, Dames at Sea, Something Rotten, On the Town, Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella, White Christmas, A Chorus Line, and 42nd Street.
As we wrap up the final week for Tony Award eligibility, Anastasia opened on Broadway yesterday, April 24th. The Gypsy Robe was passed on to Shina Ann Morris for this show. It’s is Shina’s seventh Broadway show. You may have seen her previously in West Side Story, Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Annie, Cinderella and Holiday Inn.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened last night, April 23rd starring Christian Borle as Willy Wonka. Congratulations to Katie Webber who took home the Gypsy Robe for her seventh Broadway show. She was previously seen in Honeymoon in Vegas, Catch Me if You Can, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys and Wicked.