American Ballet Theatre News

BET Networks Announce 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival SlateBET Networks Announce 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival Slate
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by BET Networks (BET) with founding sponsor HBO, today announced all of the films that will be showcased. (more...)

Review Roundup: Misty Copeland Makes Broadway Debut in ON THE TOWN!Review Roundup: Misty Copeland Makes Broadway Debut in ON THE TOWN!
by Review Roundups - Aug 27, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway DebutVIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway Debut
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with GeorgeBWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2015

Hollywood legend, Guest of Honor at a screening of 'West Side Story' for Old Globe in Balboa Park, credits Jerome Robbins for career: 'I owe him so much.' (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company to Return to Jacob's Pillow Through Season Finale, 8/30Martha Graham Dance Company to Return to Jacob's Pillow Through Season Finale, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The legendary Martha Graham Dance Company (MGDC) will kick off its 90th Anniversary year in a seven-show engagement at Jacob's Pillow's historic Ted Shawn Theatre, August 26-30. Celebrating the company's pioneering past and trail-blazing reputation, MGDC's program features a diverse set of works including Graham's dramatic classic Embattled Garden, the world premiere of AXE by eminent choreographer Mats Ek, the powerful Depak Ine by Nacho Duato, and Echo by Greek choreographer Adonis Foniadakis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway DebutSTAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN. (more...)

Ballet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN TonightBallet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Beginning tonight, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist BarriersPHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist Barriers
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Why Broadway's original Miss Turnstiles' father could not attend her 1944 opening night. (more...)

Under Armour Launches 'Rule Yourself' Campaign With Tom Brady, Misty Copeland, Stephen Curry and Jordan SpiethUnder Armour Launches 'Rule Yourself' Campaign With Tom Brady, Misty Copeland, Stephen Curry and Jordan Spieth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

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Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015
by BWW - Aug 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015. (more...)

Audra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next MonthAudra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Los Angeles is in for a treat next month! Tony and Grammy-winner Audra McDonald comes to the Hollywood Bowl to sing classics from Broadway and the American Songbook with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, at 8 pm. Audiences on both nights will be entertained by McDonald singing famous tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mancini and Mercer, and others. The evenings also feature gifted American Ballet Theatre dancers on stage to bring Bernstein's Fancy Free to life performing Jerome Robbins' 1944 choreography. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Announces 10 New Dancers to International RosterJoffrey Ballet Announces 10 New Dancers to International Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of ten dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2015-2016 season: Nicole Ciapponi (Canada), Valeriia Chaykina (Russia), Camila Ferrera (Hoboken, New Jersey), Anna Gerberich (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), Stefan Goncalvez (Brazil), Luis Eduardo Gonzalez (Colombia), Hansol Jeong (Korea), Gayeon Jung (Korea), Paulo Rodrigues (Brazil) and Joan Sebastian Zamora (Colombia). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet is currently comprised of 41 dancers.   (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Welcomes New Dancers for 2015-16 Season!The Joffrey Ballet Welcomes New Dancers for 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of ten dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2015-2016 season: Nicole Ciapponi (Canada), Valeriia Chaykina (Russia), Camila Ferrera (Hoboken, New Jersey), Anna Gerberich (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), Stefan Goncalvez (Brazil), Luis Eduardo Gonzalez (Colombia), Hansol Jeong (Korea), Gayeon Jung (Korea), Paulo Rodrigues (Brazil) and Joan Sebastian Zamora (Colombia). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet is currently comprised of 41 dancers. (more...)

Ann Marie DeAngelo and Kathleen Fitzgerald Number to Open Career Transition for Dancers' Starry 2015 PEARL JUBILEEAnn Marie DeAngelo and Kathleen Fitzgerald Number to Open Career Transition for Dancers' Starry 2015 PEARL JUBILEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 pm in association with the Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation, at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6  & 7  Aves) NYC followed by "Supper With The Stars" at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. (more...)

ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Olu EvansON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Olu Evans
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

BWW has learned that Misty Copeland is now engaged to longtime boyfriend Olu Evans. Olu popped the question over the 4th of July weekend. Congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Perform Four Ballets at Schimmel Center, 9/19-20New York Theatre Ballet to Perform Four Ballets at Schimmel Center, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

On Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th, New York Theatre Ballet will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. (more...)

The American Ballet Theatre Announces Spring 2016 SeasonThe American Ballet Theatre Announces Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The American Ballet Theater's spring 2016 season will include one world premiere and one American premiere. The lineup includes seven full-length ballets and two triple bills. The full-lengths are “Le Corsaire,” “La Fille Mal Gardée,” “The Golden Cockerel,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Swan Lake” and “Sylvia.” The two triple bills will be “The Shostakovich Trilogy” and another yet to be announced. (more...)

Casting Announced for ABT's THE NUTCRACKER at Segerstrom Center This WinterCasting Announced for ABT's THE NUTCRACKER at Segerstrom Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and ABT, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker will be given 14 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 10-20, 2015. (more...)

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