Broadway.News: Actors’ Equity votes to change the name of the Gypsy Robe

After hearing concerns about the insensitivity of the name, the Actors’ Equity Association has voted to rename the robe that is awarded to the chorus member with the highest number of Broadway credits on opening night of a show…The idea to change the name officially reached Equity this year. The union was spurred on by members and the emergence of socially conscious movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter in what Kim Jordan, chair of Equity’s advisory committee on chorus affairs, sees as a time to “be aware.” Read more