“Another opening, another show…”. This Thursday, February 23rd, “Sunday in the Park with George” is opening on Broadway. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford and Brooks Ashmanskas. Annaleigh was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Lauren in “Kinky Boots”. She then won the Tony Award for her role as Essie in “You Can’t Take it With You”. Jake was previously seen in “Constellations” on Broadway. Brooks was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me”. Tune in tomorrow to see who wins the Gypsy Robe!
Congratulations to the mega-talented MATT WALL for winning the Gypsy Robe tonight before the opening of SUNSET BOULEVARD! He had the most Broadway Chorus credits in the cast! This is the fourth time he has won the robe. He previously won the robe for “Something Rotten”, “Promises! Promises!” and “Evita”. Check out his IBDB page to see all his credits!
Well it begins! As we approach Spring, we will see more and more Broadway shows open. The shows that open on or before April 27th, 2017 will be eligible for this year’s TONY nominations. SUNSET BOULEVARD is opening this Thursday, Feb 9th. Tune in on Thursday to find out who wins the “Gypsy Robe”!
Actors’ Equity Association declares one day a year to honor the hard working swings in a musical. This year, January 18th, is the day to celebrate swings. Follow Actors’ Equity Association’s Facebook , Twitter and Instagram account (both are @ActorsEquity) to see pictures and stories of Broadway swings. #equityteamswing.
Jenifer Foote is a well respected Broadway gypsy and she just won the Gypsy Robe tonight for her 10th Broadway chorus contract! Yep, that’s right….10! She is in the Broadway show Holiday Inn at Studio 54. “Merde” to the entire cast on their opening tonight!
Actors’ Equity Association, the actors’ union, has declared January 13th “National Swing Day”. Check out pictures and stories of swings using #EquitySwingTeam. Post your own stories too!
When I first started in this business. I was a dance captain and a swing on the 1st National Tour of Ragtime. It was an amazing experience but a lot of work. I loved my job, but there was no end to the work I could do to make myself better, the show better, my “Show Bible” better, my note giving better….
I was nicknamed “worker bee” by my stage manager and it quickly filtered through the company. Before you knew it, everyone was calling me by that name. I started getting pins of bees, stickers of bees, and many other goodies!
Today I am unveiling the face of this series “Be The Best On Broadway”. It is a worker bee! His name is Buddy and he is here to help you become the best you can be on Broadway. Buddy, the worker bee, knows that you must work hard to be the best at anything. Broadway is no different!
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