Carol Lawrence to Guest Star in Ziegfeld Society's A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II, Today
The Ziegfeld Society will present A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II on Saturday, March 15th, an original musical revue which tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in THE ZIEFELD FOLLIES OF 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes. The production will have musical direction by Mark York (musical director of Jim Dale's upcoming Roundabout production JUST JIM DALE), written. directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak.
The legendary Carol Lawrence, a Tony nominee for creating the iconic role of Maria in WEST SIDE STORY, who starred with The Rockettes in A ROCKETTE SPECTACULAR at Radio City, will guest star. Ms. Lawrence also starred on Broadway in SARATOGA, SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING, I DO! I DO!, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, and most recently Off-Broadway in Jason Odell Williams' HANDLE WITH CARE. Also featuring twin sisters Katherine Corp and Kimberly Corp (creators of Pilates on Fifth and stars of The Ziegfeld Society's recent production of THE DOLLY SISTERS) as part of The Legacy Dancers--A Line of Former Rockettes: Ann Cooley, Ashley Fife, Madeline Jayne, Mary Kane, Jean Marie Lutz, Setsuko Maruhashi (who made history in 1985 as the first East-Asian Rockette), Dottie Belle Meyman, Mary Six Rupert, Karyn Tomczak, Michelle Vivona, Eileen Woods, The Western Carolina University Dancers & Singers, and Surprise Guests.