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BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents CAROUSELBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents CAROUSEL
by Herbert Paine - Feb 2, 2016

Arizona Broadway Theatre's CAROUSEL offers an uneven ride, punctuated only by the stellar performances of Jeannie Shubitz, Jill-Christine Wiley, and Kathleen Berger and Jim Hunter's elaborate set design. (more...)

SUSANNAH SMITH WHITE: This Dancer's LifeSUSANNAH SMITH WHITE: This Dancer's Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2016

Succinctly put, Susannah Smith White is a force of nature, the total embodiment of the adage about 'great things coming in small packages.' In fact, if the phrase hadn't become a cliche so long before her birth, I'd wager it was first uttered with her in mind. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Captivates Audiences with Legendary Musical Theater NumbersBWW Review: AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Captivates Audiences with Legendary Musical Theater Numbers
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 24, 2015

This past Monday marked the opening night of the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) as they returned to New York City. Founded and Produced by Artistic Director Nikki Feirt Atkins, ADM21 is dedicated to creating a living and vibrant archive of classic and current notable musical theater choreography. Continuing the legacy of the late Lee Theodore, who established the original American Dance Machine in 1976 until her death in 1987, and believed that "many great choreographic works are lost with the musical they once embellished," the impetus to preserve these dances drove Theodore and continues to drive Ms. Atkins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce TheaterPhoto Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) from Monday, December 21st  through Sunday, January 3rd. Check out photos below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Celebrates Opening Night!Exclusive Photo Coverage: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 22, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), playing through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Directed by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's program includes theatre dances from 'Broadway and Beyond' with live music provided by musical director Eugene Gwozdz. This return to The Joyce follows last year's sold out performances and promises once again, to rekindle old memories for theater dance enthusiasts and spark the imagination of audiences not yet familiar with these masterpieces. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

NYC Ballet and Broadway Star Georgina Pazcoguin Among Lineup for ADM21 Showcase, Starting Tonight at the Joyce TheaterNYC Ballet and Broadway Star Georgina Pazcoguin Among Lineup for ADM21 Showcase, Starting Tonight at the Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

New York City Ballet's Georgina Pazcoguin joins American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at a special guest artist during their return to the Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue), tonight, December 21, 2015 - January 3. 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Studio with American Dance Machine for The 21st Century!Photo Coverage: In the Studio with American Dance Machine for The 21st Century!
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), staring Monday, December 21 through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Directed by Tony Award® winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's program will include theatre dances from 'Broadway and Beyond' with live music provided by musical directorEugene Gwozdz. This return to The Joyce follows last year's sold out performances and promises once again, to rekindle old memories for theater dance enthusiasts and spark the imagination of audiences not yet familiar with these masterpieces. Check out a special preview of the show below! (more...)

New York City Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin to Join ADM21 for Shows at Joyce TheaterNew York City Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin to Join ADM21 for Shows at Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

New York City Ballet's Georgina Pazcoguin will join American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at a special guest artist during their return to the Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue), December 21, 2015 - January 3. 2016. Known for her wide range of dramatic and dynamic roles as a soloist at NYCB, including Anita in Jerome Robbins' West Side Story Suite, Pazcoguin will perform in all of the evening shows, in which she will be featured in the Chita Rivera role in Jack Cole's 'Beale Street Blues,' Victoria's solo from Cats, and Jerome Robbins' 'Mr. Monotony.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Broadway Vets Behind American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Broadway Vets Behind American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) has announced casting and musical numbers for their return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue). Performances begin Monday, December 21st and run through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Meet the company below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/8/15- Graciela DanieleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/8/15- Graciela Daniele
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)

Broadway Vets Set for American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce TheaterBroadway Vets Set for American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) has announced casting and musical numbers for their return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), it was announced today by Founder and Producing Artistic Director Nikki Feirt Atkins. Performances beginMonday, December 21st and run through Sunday, January 3rd. (more...)

Musicals Tonight!'s OUT OF THIS WORLD Revival Starts TonightMusicals Tonight!'s OUT OF THIS WORLD Revival Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Directed by Norbert Joerder with music director David Bishop, OUT OF THIS WORLD will play The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street at Theatre Row) as part of Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 season, running tonight, October 27 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Walski's '60s TRIP OF LOVEBWW Interview: James Walski's '60s TRIP OF LOVE
by Naomi Serviss - Oct 26, 2015

A lover of big, splashy musicals, Walski pared down an enormous playlist, added lava lamps and an enormous magic mushroom and put it all on an Off-Broadway stage. (more...)

American Dance Machine to Celebrate Broadway Choreography at Joyce TheaterAmerican Dance Machine to Celebrate Broadway Choreography at Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21), for those who love the dance in Broadway musicals, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) after their sold out run last year, it was announced today by founder and producing artistic director Nikki Feirt Atkins. Performances begin Monday, December 21st and run through Sunday, January 3rd. Tickets start at $10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle, Marin Mazzie & More Honor James Lapine with Mr. Abbott Award!Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle, Marin Mazzie & More Honor James Lapine with Mr. Abbott Award!
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2015

Acclaimed Director James Lapine was honored with the 2015 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career last night, October 19th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Lapine Honored at the SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards Cocktail ReceptionPhoto Coverage: James Lapine Honored at the SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards Cocktail Reception
by Walter McBride - Oct 20, 2015

Acclaimed Director James Lapine was honored with the 2015 "Mr. Abbott" Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career on Monday October 19th. (more...)

Venezuelan Music, Musicians Launch Bach Festival Society's 2015-16 Season TonightVenezuelan Music, Musicians Launch Bach Festival Society's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Artistic Director John V. Sinclair announced the launch of the 2015-2016 season with two performances of Music of the Americas, tonight, October 17, 2015, at Knowles Memorial Chapel in Winter Park. This collection of works celebrates the spirit of North and South America and includes Venezuelan composer Antonio Estevez's Cantata Criolla. (more...)

Clocktower Players to Present OKLAHOMA!; Performances Begin TodayClocktower Players to Present OKLAHOMA!; Performances Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The award-winning Clocktower Players, resident theater company of  Irvington Town Hall Theater, is thrilled to announce Rodger's & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! will run October 16-25. Opening night, Today October 16th, includes complimentary frontier vittles for all ticket holders. (more...)

R&H Theatricals to Release Student Versions of OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESSR&H Theatricals to Release Student Versions of OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Students will soon be able to take the stage in new, age-friendly versions of the classic musicals OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LEGENDS & VISIONARIES Amuses at Schimmel CenterBWW Reviews: LEGENDS & VISIONARIES Amuses at Schimmel Center
by Matt Hanson - Oct 14, 2015

The short two-day run of Legends & Visionaries by New York Theater Ballet drew a warm showing from the public, apparently enticed by what was a soft opener to the upcoming season of live arts at the Schimmel, a fine venue at Pace University. (more...)

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