As he readies “BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical” for its debut, Jerry Mitchell discusses how the show brings a cartoon icon to the stage.
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Susan Stroman and Her Team Put the “New” in New York, New York, Reimagining the Movie for Broadway Today
With Susan Stroman in charge of the new stage musical, opening this month at the St. James Theatre, the dancing will be front and center. Like Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse before her, she’s a director-choreographer who should really be called a choreographer-director.
PBS’ third annual “Broadway’s Best” series starts tonight, and this year’s edition is a treat for dance lovers. The 2019 lineup features five shows: three are Broadway musicals, one’s a West End play and the fifth is a taping from The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, with movement by a big-name choreographer. Each […]
“Go to your choreographers” is the command, and ten 20-somethings sort themselves into two groups at either side of a studio at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in midtown Manhattan. On one side they become three students gossiping in a schoolroom as another enters alone; on the other, it’s a guy sauntering into a club where […]
Summer’s end is in sight, and while it might seem like everyone is on layoff (or at Jacob’s Pillow or Vail), there’s still plenty of dance to see before the fall season starts in earnest. Here are our top five performance picks for August. Natalia Osipova Bewitches as Isadora Duncan Natalia Osipova as Isadora Duncan. […]
Love them or not, reviews are part of the ecology of being a dancemaker. Critical writing can validate, illuminate or sometimes get in the way of an artist’s creative process. We spoke with five choreographers about their relationship to reviews. Sergio Trujillo Sergio Trujillo understands that Broadway reviews function differently than concert dance reviews: Although […]
DanceBreak came roaring back to life on Monday after seven years on hiatus, and six choreographers now have the opportunity to be the next Andy Blankenbuehler. Or Joshua Bergasse, Kelly Devine, Casey Nicholaw, Josh Prince or Josh Rhodes. These stellar Broadway choreographers all got their first big shows after Melinda Atwood’s musical-theater launching pad let […]
The 2017–18 Broadway season is just getting underway! But before we look ahead to new productions, let’s recall what came before. Here are a few of the sparkliest shows that opened on the Great White Way in previous Augusts. 42nd Street (1980) The cast of the 2001 revival of 42nd Street performing at the Tony […]