The Stars and Stories Hitting Broadway Stages This Year

The closing months of the 2016–17 season brought a glut of extraordinary music and dance to Broadway’s stages, and the superabundance has left 2017–18 looking a bit anemic. Partly it’s real estate—there are only so many Broadway theaters; in June, nearly three dozen were occupied. The only musical scheduled to open this summer was Prince […]

You HAVE to See Tiler Peck Dancing to Charlotte OC's "Medicine Man"

We love when singers team up with dancers for a music video—especially when it turns out to be as mesmerizing as Charlotte OC’s “Medicine Man,” featuring New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck. Christopher Wheeldon completed the music video dream team, his choreography perfectly matching Charlotte OC’s moody lyrics and music. Though the movement (and […]

Choreography's Constantly Shifting Role on Broadway

I first got hooked on Broadway musicals as a preteen at Gypsy, with its tapping moppets, gyrating burlesque queens and Tulsa, the dancing heartthrob. I’ve been going ever since, but Dance Magazine has been at it even longer. The 1926-27 Broadway season was just ending when DM began publication, and of its 200-plus shows, dozens […]

What It's Like to Be Christopher Wheeldon's Right Hand Man

While still in the corps of New York City Ballet, Jason Fowler was drawn to the role of répétiteur. “Ballet mistress Rosemary Dunleavy was my rock in the company,” he says. Fowler loved the process: learning steps quickly and absorbing the choreographer’s intentions. He knew early on he wanted to nurture dancers through the rehearsal […]

The Best Moments from Last Week's YAGP Gala

To hear the screaming throngs of teenagers, you might think this was a Beatles concert in 1964. But no, it’s dance students from all over the world joining together for the Youth America Grand Prix’s gala at Lincoln Center, excited to see some of the greatest stars in dance today. Their rafter-shaking enthusiasm was heartening […]

Ailey and An American in Paris Are Coming to Your TV

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is the most widely-seen piece of modern dance ever. And it’s about to reach even more people. As much as we love seeing live performance, the recent trend of showing dance on TV (and at the movies and through livestreams!) is widening accessibility in a big way. Just in the next few […]

Livestream Alert: Wheeldon Rehearsing Joffrey Ballet's New Nutcracker

Some dreams really do come true: This Thursday, September 8, you can be a fly on the wall in a rehearsal with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. And you don’t even have to leave the house. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Central time (12:30 to 2:30 pm Eastern), Joffrey Ballet will present a live-streamed rehearsal of […]

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