JoAnn M. Hunter has given the term “triple threat” a new meaning as her long career on Broadway has evolved. A director, choreographer and collaborator who used to sing, dance and act, she is now a sought-after part of creative teams, in a field that has had few women of color in leadership roles.
A Jellicle Ball is coming to the big screen, with the unlikeliest of dancemakers on tap to choreograph. We’ll give you some hints: His choreography can aptly be described as “animalistic,” though Jellicle cats have never come to mind specifically when watching his hyper-physical work. He’s worked on movies before—even one about Beasts. And though […]
Apart from having won the Tony Award for best choreography, the dances in Damn Yankees, West Side Story and the 1994 revival of Show Boat have little in common. Not the choreographers—Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Susan Stroman—or the composers—Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Kern. Not the dancers, either—the standouts were […]