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Hamilton may pave the way for hip hop in musicals A rap breaks out. Photo by Joan Marcus, Courtesy Hamilton. Given the Revolutionary War battles, pistol duels, political rivalries, sex scandals and explosive cabinet meetings taking place during Alexander Hamilton’s short, busy whoosh through American history, his life hardly seems to have the makings of […]
I still remember the day at the office when I heard that Andy Blankenbuehler was going to choreograph for a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton. Interesting, I thought, sincerely intrigued, yet skeptical. An urbanized song-and-dance story about the American Revolution? What an odd choice for a Broadway-aimed show. But hey, crazier things have happened. The […]
For years, Dance Magazine readers have turned to Dr. Linda Hamilton to provide guidance on all things dance in her monthly column “Advice for Dancers.” Here, in a video with excerpts from a recent lecture Hamilton gave at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, she shares several columns’ worth of advice on how to manage […]
His brilliant dancing and magnetic presence wowed Broadway in “Ain’t Too Proud”; landed him the lead (which he eventually relinquished) of “MJ: The Musical”; and will be on display in the title role of Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover’s reimagined “Pal Joey” at New York City Center this month. But ask Ephraim Sykes for his story and he starts with, “My mother and father fell in love…”
Here are the latest promotions, appointments, and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from September 2023.
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Tony Awards choreographer Karla Puno Garcia offers the scoop on how the opportunity came together, and what it was like to collaborate with triple-threat host Ariana DeBose.