Tag: christopher gattelli

Take Class for Free With Some of the Biggest BIPOC Choreographers

There’s a new, free way to take dance classes from some of the biggest dancers and choreographers without leaving home. Spotlighting BIPOC artists and those from underrepresented populations in the dance world, “Share The Floor” allows dancers to study with masters like Savion Glover, Sergio Trujillo, Bill T. Jones, Ariana DeBose, Sasha Hutchings, Francesca Harper […]

6 Free Shows to Keep Your Theater-Streaming Habit Going

Despite Broadway’s current closure, the July drop of Hamilton on Disney+ proved that Americans still have a hungry appetite for theater, even if it is via streaming at home. In fact, Filmed on Stage—a website that aggregates which Broadway and West End productions are available online and where—doubled its traffic leading up to Hamilfilm’s July […]

Catch 42nd Street, Kinky Boots and 3 Other Shows on PBS This Month

PBS’ third annual “Broadway’s Best” series starts tonight, and this year’s edition is a treat for dance lovers. The 2019 lineup features five shows: three are Broadway musicals, one’s a West End play and the fifth is a taping from The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, with movement by a big-name choreographer. Each […]

What's It Actually Like to Dance a Solo on Broadway?

Dance on Broadway is usually more about ensemble work than stealing the singular spotlight. That’s true for most of The Cher Show, with Christopher Gattelli’s choreography supporting the titular diva. But for one second-act number, dance takes center stage. Enter Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, who steps out of the ensemble to captivate with a sensual solo […]

"The Steps Are Gravy," Says Tony Winner Christopher Gattelli on Choreographing for Broadway

The 20-somethings doing Broadway Dance Lab’s first-ever Choreography Summer Intensive ended their recent tour of Lincoln Center’s New York Public Library for the Performing Arts with something special. In the seminar room, Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli awaited them with a conference table laden with Broadway treasures from the library’s collection. Decades-old original sketches and black-and-white […]

Top Broadway Choreographers on Bob Fosse's Legacy

Conscientious theatergoers may be familiar with The School for Scandal, The School for Wives and School of Rock. But how many are also aware of the school of Fosse? The 1999 musical, a posthumous exploration of the choreographic career of Bob Fosse, ran for 1,093 performances, winning four Tonys and 10 nominations; employing 32 dancers; […]