Photo Exclusive: BILLY ELLIOT Cast Visits SWAN LAKE
Matthew Bourne'S SWAN LAKE, the modern re-interpretation of the legendary ballet that won three 1999 Tony Awards, returned to New York on Wednesday, October 13 at New York City Center (131 West 55 Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the performance last night, October 20, and was invited backstage for an exclusive photo op with the Swan Lake cast and the Billy Elliot crew.
Produced by New York City Center, Sadler's Wells Theater London and Back Row Productions, the groundbreaking and multi-award-winning international hit production will play a strictly limited run through Sunday, November 7, 2010.
Matthew Bourne'S SWAN LAKE stars a mix of established New Adventures performers and newcomers. The company features Richard Winsor and Jonathan Ollivier returning to the role of "The Swan" following their 2009 debuts. Dominic North and Simon Williams will share the role of "The Prince." Original Broadway cast member Nina Goldman will perform the role of "The Queen." Madelaine Brennan will also appear as "The Queen" and "The Girlfriend," a role she'll share with Shelby Williams. "The Private Secretary" will be danced by Steve Kirkham and Ashley Bain.
Matthew Bourne blends dance, humor and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning set and costume designs by Lez Brotherston and lighting design by Rick Fisher, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times. Now firmly crowned as a modern-day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble.
Collecting over 30 international theater awards, Matthew Bourne'S SWAN LAKE has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage. It has become the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway and enjoyed four hugely successful tours in the UK and thrilled audiences all over the world.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Richard Winsor (center) and The Swans