Unexpected collaborations, women-led ballets, superstar choreographers turning their talents to opera and musical theater, singular dancemakers wrestling with issues of labor, environmental justice, and more—here’s what our contributors are looking forward to most as the 2023–24 season gets underway.
Last year, Broadway dancer Stephanie Bissonette was diagnosed with a brain tumor—but she didn’t let it keep her offstage for long. (As told to Amanda Sherwin) 2018 was the best year of my life: I opened Mean Girls and made my Broadway debut. I got to work with Casey Nicholaw and Tina Fey, people I […]
Is it just us, or is there a new exciting project being announced approximately every five minutes these days? While that might be a slight exaggeration, there’s no denying that keeping track of all the major collaborations and musicals and movie adaptations and premieres can get overwhelming. So, we’re compiling a list of the buzziest […]
The Tony Award nominations were announced yesterday morning, and, as always, they gave us a lot to talk about. Could Hadestown sweep the awards? Why didn’t John Heginbotham’s work on Oklahoma! garner him a Best Choreography nomination? What musical numbers will the nominated shows bring to the ceremony on June 9? To discuss, we gathered […]
Kamille Upshaw is no stranger to getting through eight shows a week. The Hamilton alum, who currently performs in Mean Girls, knows what her body needs to perform at its best: vegetables, protein, healthy carbs, but also greasy pizza and treats that please her sweet tooth. We checked in with her for Dance Magazine‘s “What […]
Don’t get us wrong: We’re totally looking forward to enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. But one of our favorite parts of the holiday actually happens in the morning. We’ve got six reasons for you to wake up early on Turkey Day, and they’re all part of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 92nd annual holiday event […]
She had a varied, flourishing career that included dancing for Lar Lubovitch, touring with the Bad Boys of Dance, and performing at Radio City Musical Hall and in Broadway shows. But Kamille Upshaw really wanted to make Mean Girls happen. Not because she’d known Reginas or Plastics in high school—at Baltimore School for the Arts, […]
Watching Christmas movies is one of our favorite holiday festivities, and when there’s dance involved it’s even better. Whether you’re wrapping up Nutcracker runs, feverishly finishing your shopping or hopping from party to party, these flicks provide a lighthearted escape from the holiday bustle. Grab a fleece blanket and a mug of hot cocoa, but […]