Rialto Chatter: Bill T. Jones-Helmed SUPER FLY Coming to Broadway in 2013?
According to BroadwayGirlNYC, SUPER FLY, the musical based on the 1972 film directed by GorDon Parks, is coming to Broadway in late 2013. The Mottola Group and The Dodgers Developmental Lab held a developmental workshop for the show last Spring. Bill T. Jones, who also helmed the workshop, will direct and choreograph, as Tommy Mottola just announced on the Howard Stern Show.
Jones is a multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer, has received major honors ranging from a 1994 MacArthur "Genius" Award to Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2009. His ventures into Broadway Theater resulted in a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography in the critically acclaimed FELA! He also earned a 2007 Tony Award for Best Choreography in Spring Awakening as well as an Obie Award for the show's 2006 off-Broadway run.
In addition to creating more than 140 works for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jones has received numerous commissions to create dances for modern and ballet companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet, and the Ravinia Festival which commissioned and premiered Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray in 2009. He last helmed Broadway's award-winning Fela!