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    Posted May 1, 2018

Equity’s GYPSY ROBE®

A Historic 65-Year Backstage Tradition on Broadway

Summer Gypsy Robe Recipient Afra Hines Feels Love

“I've had the pleasure of working with a handful of past Robe recipients, and they are all shining examples of the generosity and community that is so present among Broadway chorus members. I'm so proud to join this list of performers. It means that all the hard work I've put into my career is being recognized and celebrated by my community – my theatre family.”


Afra Hines, photo by Walter McBride

Hometown: Miami, Florida

First Broadway Credit: Wicked in 2006.

Professional Training: Professional Performing Arts High School, The Ailey School, and Broadway Dance Center.

Year Joined Equity: 1997.

How I Got My Equity Card: After being seen about five times for Wicked, I was finally cast as a universal swing, and joined Equity as a result.

Number of Broadway Chorus Contract Credits:7.

Fun Fact: I am engaged to be married this October in Central Park to a Texan I met while working at the Zach Theatre in Austin.


Moments from the Gypsy Robe® Ceremony

Afra Hines celebrates her Gypsy Robe with fellow members of the company. Photo by Walter McBride.

The three Donnas of Summer (LaChanze, Storm Lever and Ariana DeBose) flank Robe recipient Afra Hines. Photo by Walter McBride.

View the full gallery of photos here!

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