Here are the latest promotions, appointments, and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from May 2023.
Susan Stroman and Her Team Put the “New” in New York, New York, Reimagining the Movie for Broadway Today
With Susan Stroman in charge of the new stage musical, opening this month at the St. James Theatre, the dancing will be front and center. Like Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse before her, she’s a director-choreographer who should really be called a choreographer-director.
Apart from having won the Tony Award for best choreography, the dances in Damn Yankees, West Side Story and the 1994 revival of Show Boat have little in common. Not the choreographers—Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Susan Stroman—or the composers—Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Kern. Not the dancers, either—the standouts were […]