November 1957 marked Chita Rivera’s first appearance on the cover of Dance Magazine.
The decision on four Scott Rudin Broadway contracts has sparked a broader conversation on the overall use of nondisclosure agreements with regards to Actors’ Equity Association’s 50,000-plus members nationwide.
It was clear to anyone who saw David Alvarez in the musical Billy Elliot more than a decade ago that there was something remarkable about this teenager debuting on Broadway. Even at 14, he had a gravitas beyond his years. His dancing was both expressive and explosive—it said something about the character’s inner life, and […]
Andrei Chagas has taken many leaps of faith in his career. His latest has him landing back where it all started: After making his Broadway debut in the revival of Carousel and playing a Shark in the upcoming West Side Story film remake, he’s now returning to Miami City Ballet as a corps de ballet […]
Early on in the rehearsal process of the upcoming film West Side Story, director Steven Spielberg turned to Patricia Delgado and asked her why the dancers weren’t in unison. “He was right,” remembers Delgado, who was serving as associate choreographer to her husband, choreographer Justin Peck. “I explained to him that it takes a lot […]
In one of the most beguiling numbers in The Prom, the 2018 Broadway hit in which a bevy of theater has-beens invade a straitlaced Indiana town, a well-worn chorus girl tries to imbue a timid teenager with “zazz,” that elusive, magical combination of gumption and allure she learned from Bob Fosse. Sergio Trujillo describes zazz […]
With how rapidly the performance landscape has shifted—and continues to shift—as the world grapples with COVID-19, looking ahead can feel fraught. Many artists, organizations and presenters remain in holding patterns. Nevertheless, we wanted to celebrate the projects that have been announced that excite us, even if their details (in particular, their planned performance dates) are […]
After graduating from The Juilliard School in 2016, Kellie Drobnick immediately set about conquering the worlds of concert dance, Hollywood and musical theater. She spent two months dancing with MOMIX, toured in the Dirty Dancing musical, joined Twyla Tharp Dance and is a Jet in the much-anticipated West Side Story remake, directed by Steven Spielberg […]