Broadway Tony Awards
Broadway, In The Spotlight, Spotlight Interview, Tony Awards

Cast Members Share the Love for Best Choreography Tony Award Nominees

This year’s crop of “Best Choreography” Tony Award nominees, several of whom helped guide their show to a Best Musical nod, is certainly a noteworthy one. They contributed to a season that was chock full of creative storytelling through movement and dance. In addition to traditional show stopping production numbers, we also saw innovative and […]

Denis Jones
Broadway, Drama Desk Awards, In The Spotlight, Tony Awards

Choreographer Denis Jones on his Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Papermill.

  On a Wednesday afternoon in May, choreographer Denis Jones presents several musical numbers at the NY press event for Mary Poppins at Papermill Playhouse. Seeing his work again reminds me what a clever and creative choreographer he is. His inventive dances burst with a cheerfulness that light up the rehearsal room. At forty-nine, the […]

Anastasia
Broadway, In The Spotlight, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway’s ANASTASIA

Peggy Hickey’s versatile career includes work in opera, television, film, music videos, and theatre. An award-winning choreographer, she won the MTV Video Music Award for Beck’s The New Pollution. Her dances were also featured in The Brady Bunch Movie and Christina Applegate’s television series, Samantha Who. Her choreography was first seen on Broadway in the […]

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Broadway, In The Spotlight, My Dance Selfie, Spotlight Interview

My Dance Selfie: Meet Julius Sermonia of Broadway’s MISS SAIGON

The revival of Miss Saigon marks the fifth Broadway show for performer Julius Sermonia. It’s also the first time he’s been hired for a swing position– one that covers potentially nineteen roles. Considering the sheer size of the forty-plus member cast, it’s no surprise he was called to suit up for two roles soon after […]

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Off-Broadway, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Unmasking Shane Carrigan as Darius in Off-Broadway’s iLUMINATE

iLuminate, the widely popular show based on the unique fusion of technology and dance, continues a limited engagement at New World Stages through January 8th. The show features dancers in glow-in-the-dark suits performing dynamic dance routines and mind-bending illusions on a darkened stage. Dancer and actor Shane Carrigan returns to play Darius, the menacing antagonist […]

Dana Solimando
Broadway, Events, In The Spotlight, Spotlight Interview

Director/Choreographer Dana Solimando on RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

Get ready to saddle up for a sleigh ride with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. The stage version of the classic holiday television special will fly into New York City direct from its national tour. The limited-engagement at Madison Square Garden will run from December 1st-18th. In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, […]

Christmas Spectacular
Dance Reviews, Events

Review: The Rockettes Shine in the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

The New York annual holiday tradition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular returns in all its glory. Rockefeller Center is without question the heart of Christmas in New York City. The Christmas Spectacular is a big part of what makes it so magical. The show closely resembles last year’s top-notch production with some slight modifications […]

Chita Rivera
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In Depth with Broadway Star Chita Rivera on CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION

Broadway icon Chita Rivera, who just performed her debut concert at Carnegie Hall, takes the stage this weekend in several theaters in the New York and Connecticut areas. Though more intimate than her Carnegie Hall show, “Chita: A Legendary Celebration” promises to be just as thrilling in cozier, smaller venues. Chita: A Legendary Celebration will […]

(L-R) Jakob Karr as Paris and Todd Hanebrink as Mercury. Photo: Mark Shelby Perry.
Dance Reviews, Events

Review: Superb Performers Sparkle in Company XIV’s PARIS

If there is one thing director/choreographer Austin McCormick (Company XIV) can be accused of it’s that he consistently puts on a titillating, atmospheric and imaginative show. If you’ve seen his sensual reimagining’s of classic stories like The Nutcracker and Cinderella you’ll feel right at home. His signature style is unmistakable in the seamless blending of […]

Larry Fuller
Broadway, In The Spotlight, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Broadway Choreographer Larry Fuller Talks Career and Being Celebrated by Dancers Over 40

Choreographer Larry Fuller is responsible for the staging of some of Broadway’s most iconic musicals. Whether it was his Tony Award nominated dances in Evita, or his staging for the murderous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, his stylized movement always held your attention. Larry has staged both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards and has […]