It begins with a magazine photograph of a preposterous necklace, five strands of more than 2,000 diamonds, one of them the size of a golf ball. Some dozen years after seeing it, Andy Blankenbuehler brings a long-cherished pet project, a stunning dance musical called Only Gold, to off-Broadway’s MCC Theater for a two-month run (ending […]
November promises long-awaited premieres, from Andy Blankenbuehler’s latest musical to Wayne McGregor’s adaptation of a Margaret Atwood trilogy.
Missed the livestream? Get access to the 2021 Dance Magazine Awards on demand here. One of my favorite things about the Dance Magazine Awards has always been the sense of worlds colliding—the way luminaries from different corners of our industry who you’d likely never see sharing a stage or a program come together for this […]
This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the 2021 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our hybrid ceremony taking place December 6, visit dancemediafoundation.org. Andy Blankenbuehler got into dance as a 3-year-old tapper in Cincinnati, but theatergoers don’t associate him with showstopping tap routines. Nor do they identify him with cheerleader formations, swing-dance […]
Did the dozen chairs that take such a beating in Come From Away need to be reinforced again? Would any rats that might have grown accustomed to having the run of empty buildings disrupt a haunting ballad in Hadestown by scampering across the stage? Who would be in the audience, and would they have to […]
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., it wasn’t long before Christopher Scott got a call from Jon M. Chu. The release of In the Heights, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout Broadway musical, was being delayed. “My gut instinct was: This is the right thing to do,” says Scott, an Emmy-nominated choreographer best […]
Broadway may be shut down until 2021, but there’s one especially bright light amidst the coronavirus cancellations: the Hamilfilm. Instead of its originally planned theatrical release in October 2021, the filmed version of Broadway’s Hamilton got fast-tracked to a July 3 release on Disney+. Fans can now transform their living room into “the room where […]
Get excited, Jellicle fans: It’s almost time meow! We’re about a month out from the release of the new movie version of Cats. To mark the occasion, the film’s team has dropped another dance-filled trailer. The video offers further peeks at Andy Blankenbuehler‘s choreography—and at the “digital fur technology”-enhanced versions of the celebrities involved, from […]