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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 […]

Editors' Picks: Five Must-See Performances This August

Summer’s end is in sight, and while it might seem like everyone is on layoff (or at Jacob’s Pillow or Vail), there’s still plenty of dance to see before the fall season starts in earnest. Here are our top five performance picks for August. Natalia Osipova Bewitches as Isadora Duncan Natalia Osipova as Isadora Duncan. […]

Not Just a Number

How age affects the ensemble’s casting The cast of Kinky Boots. Photo by Matthew Murphy, Courtesy O+M Co. In Hollywood, it seems it’s always kids putting on a show. But on Broadway, musicals are populated with dancers who may indeed be kids and those who manifestly aren’t. Often the shows themselves dictate how old an […]

On Broadway: Viva Las Vegas

Jerry Mitchell protégé Denis Jones makes his first Broadway moves. Tony Danza (seated) and Rob McClure in Honeymoon in Vegas. Photo by Jerry Dalia, courtesy Paper Mill Playhouse. In one of the deliciously surreal moments in Andrew Bergman’s loopy 1992 comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, a freaky Hawaiian chieftain with flowing locks performs Broadway show tunes. […]