How Joshua Bergasse Won The Golden Ticket

He’s the Emmy-winning, Tony-nominated Joshua Bergasse in the playbill, but just “Josh Bergasse” (pronounced bare-GAHSS) when he affably introduces himself to the 70 people assembled at Broadway Dance Center for his advanced theater class. They know who he is, of course, and it’s the reason they’re there. Reese Snow, BDC’s associate executive director, calls him […]

Big Moves on Broadway

Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Hamilton) and the ensemble. Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy Hamilton.   On Broadway, there’s a certain excitement that comes with old shows (or not so old shows) closing. A closed show means a newly empty theater, a space for a newer, fresher, hopefully dancier show. Yesterday, I was reminded of the Broadway […]

Comeback Story

On the Town returns to Broadway—with a choreographic makeover. On the Town leads Megan Fairchild and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Nathan Sayers. At first, On the Town‘s charm seems far too retro and its storyline a little too thin to make a 21st-century comeback. Take our three wide-eyed sailors, whose ship has docked in New […]

Inside DM

Few things are more intimidating for a choreographer than redoing a master’s work. Luckily for Joshua Bergasse, when he was first asked to update Jerome Robbins’ choreography for On the Town, he had no idea the production would become a major hit destined for Broadway. It was supposed to be a summer show in Massachusetts. […]

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