• Broadway's Gypsy Robe Gets New Name; 68-Year Tradition Outlives Moniker

    5 days ago - By Deadline

    An old Broadway tradition has a brand new name: The “ Gypsy Robe ,” part of an opening night ceremony dating back to 1950, will now be called the “ Legacy Robe .”
    The name change, prompted by sensitivities to the term “gypsy,” was announced today by Actors' Equity Association. Equity members chose the new name through a survey.
    "The Legacy Robe reminds us why our tradition exists,” said Mary McColl, Equity's Executive Director. “It emphasizes the history of Chorus performers...
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