Glenn Close Earns Her Spot On Broadway

As more and more stars from movies and television get their kicks doing Broadway musicals, more and more choreographers have to find steps for them to dance. Sometimes it’s not hard: Denis Jones discovered that Tony Danza had trained in tap when they worked on Honeymoon in Vegas; Spencer Liff had spent years choreographing for […]

On the Rise: Giuseppe Bausilio

In Broadway’s CATS, Giuseppe Bausilio exploded across the stage as the wild and rascally Carbucketty. With fiery exuberance, he transformed steps into drama, songs into lullabies, dosing out magic with his sheer joy of performing. He recently left his cat suit behind to join his fifth Broadway show, Hello, Dolly! Though he’s only 19, he […]

Recipe for Success

Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe in The King and I’s pivotal “Shall We Dance?” number. Paul Kolnik, Courtesy The King and I What makes a musical magical? Anyone who’s ever been cast in a new musical will attest to the fact that there’s virtually no guarantee that it’s going to be any good. You may love […]

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 […]

Savion Glover Takes Home a Drama Desk Award

The 2016 Drama Desk Awards were last night, and although Hamilton wasn’t eligible (it won seven awards last year as an Off-Broadway production), dance was still prevalent amongst the winners. Shuffle Along was named Outstanding Musical, with Savion Glover taking home the award for Outstanding Choreography. Also nominated in the choreography category: Joshua Bergasse‘s old-school tapping in Cagney, Spencer Liff’s integration […]

Joshua Bergasse Gets "Nerd"-y with His Latest Broadway Project

Joshua Bergasse (in black) has been tasked with making moves for techies in Broadway’s Nerds. Here, he rehearses dancers for On the Town. Photo by Jenny Anderson, Courtesy On the Town. From The Book of Mormon‘s tapping evangelists to American Psycho‘s dryly comic serial killer, it seems there’s no topic too obscure for Broadway. Starting March 31, […]

Cirque du Soleil Is Coming to Broadway

Cirque’s NYC production “Banana Shpeel” lasted less than six weeks. Photo via Broadway.com. In case you haven’t heard, On the Town is closing on September 6. Since that announcement, the question has been, What will have the chutzpah to fill the nearly 2,000-seat Lyric Theatre, the second largest venue on Broadway? Well, of course, Cirque […]

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