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Hadestown Sweeps the Tonys, Plus Our Fave Moments from the Awards Show

Last night’s Tony Awards, (aka James Corden’s three-hour attempt to persuade TV-streaming-binge-watchers to put down the remote and see some live theater, for gosh sake) had a bit of everything: wisdom from celebrated actors, cheeky laughs, political quips, historical victories and, our favorite, incredible performances. Unsurprisingly, Tony frontrunner Hadestown took home eight awards, including Best […]

DanceMedia Editors Debate the 2019 Tony Awards Nominations

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 […]

What These Five Choreographers Actually Think of Their Reviews

Love them or not, reviews are part of the ecology of being a dancemaker. Critical writing can validate, illuminate or sometimes get in the way of an artist’s creative process. We spoke with five choreographers about their relationship to reviews. Sergio Trujillo Sergio Trujillo understands that Broadway reviews function differently than concert dance reviews: Although […]

This Month: Mean Girls Finally Makes Its Broadway Debut

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, […]

Top Broadway Choreographers on Bob Fosse's Legacy

Conscientious theatergoers may be familiar with The School for Scandal, The School for Wives and School of Rock. But how many are also aware of the school of Fosse? The 1999 musical, a posthumous exploration of the choreographic career of Bob Fosse, ran for 1,093 performances, winning four Tonys and 10 nominations; employing 32 dancers; […]

Our Broadway Faves Just Got Major Nominations

It’s Broadway awards season, and tons of our favorite dancers and choreographers are getting big-time recognition. The Tony Award nominations were announced yesterday and the Best Choreography finalists include: Andy Blankenbuehler for Bandstand Peter Darling and Ellen Kane for Groundhog Day Kelly Devine for Come From Away Denis Jones for Holiday Inn Sam Pinkleton for […]