2016 Tony Awards—Our Favorite Dance Moments

We’re not saying that we called it, but…okay we did. The 2016 Tony Awards were last night, and Hamilton swept up 11 of 13 possible awards, including Best Musical and Best Choreography for Andy Blankenbuehler. The smash hit was nominated for 16 awards, but with multiple nods in some categories. However, even though it was inarguably Hamilton‘s […]

What to Expect at This Weekend's Tony Awards

We all know why this year could very well be the most watched Tony Awards of all time. Not only has Hamilton converted the unlikeliest of people into musical theater lovers, but its tickets are so hard to come by that a live television performance may be the closest most of us get to seeing the revolutionary show. […]

Learn a Phrase From Hamilton

Like most mornings, I entered the digital lottery to win tickets to Hamilton today. And like most afternoons, I’ll probably receive an email at 4 p.m. saying, “Try Again.” But this morning brought something even better than Hamilton tickets: A chance to learn some of the show’s choreography. Hamilton ‘s dance mastermind Andy Blankenbuehler broke down two of the show’s iconic phrases for The Wall […]

CATS Makes a Comeback

A recent staging of CATS in London. Courtesy O&M Co. When CATS opened on Broadway in 1982, it ran for a record-breaking 18 years. This summer, it will return under the guidance of much of the original team: composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, scenic and costume designer John Napier and director Trevor Nunn. The major change […]

Big Moves on Broadway

Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Hamilton) and the ensemble. Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy Hamilton.   On Broadway, there’s a certain excitement that comes with old shows (or not so old shows) closing. A closed show means a newly empty theater, a space for a newer, fresher, hopefully dancier show. Yesterday, I was reminded of the Broadway […]

Hamilton: A Broadway Revolution

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 […]

10 Minutes With Andy Blankenbuehler

His newest musical tells the story of the American Revolution.    Photo by Matthew Karas.   Just when you think you know Andy Blankenbuehler, the choreographer takes on a completely unexpected project. After winning a Tony for In the Heights, he brought high-flying cheerleading stunts to Bring It On: The Musical, and worked with children […]

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