Jerry Mitchell News

Photo Flash: Ailey II, Complexions, MOMIX, Jerry Mitchell & More Highlight the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos of some of the weekend's highlighted performances and of co-hosts Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014


2014 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Record with $533,860 Raised for Dancers Responding to AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! NYC Staged Reading Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago in Summer 2015 with Broadway In Chicago theater and performance schedule to be announced. It will open on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced. According to a Equity casting notice, the new musical will get a staged reading in New York City later this month, July 21-31. It also notes that creators are seeking actors who are fluent in Spanish to play 'Young Emilio.' (more...)

FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL Celebrates 20th Anniversary, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 20th anniversary of Fire Island's most anticipated event of the season, FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL, returns July 18-20, 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/18/14 - Elaine Stritch, Fire Island, Zach Braff, DROP DEAD PERFECT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Acclaimed choreographers Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin co-host the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival, Zach Braff's WISH I WAS HERE hits the big screen, a starry production of CATS opens in Pittsburgh, iLUMINATE marks one year, and DROP DEAD PERFECT opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

ON YOUR FEET Gets NYC Staged Reading Prior to Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago in Summer 2015 with Broadway In Chicago theater and performance schedule to be announced. It will open on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced. According to a Equity casting notice, the new musical will get a staged reading in New York City later this month, July 21-31. It also notes that creators are seeking actors who are fluent in Spanish to play 'Young Emilio.' (more...)

Guide to the 20th Fire Island Dance Festival- with Jerry Mitchell, Josh Bergasse, Desmond Richardson & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2014

Critically acclaimed choreographers Larry Keigwin and Jerry Mitchell will host the 20th Anniversary of Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance), the most anticipated cultural event of the season on Fire Island. Some of the most-talked-about dancers and dance companies will perform an exciting mix of Broadway, ballet, Hawaiian and modern dance July 18-20. Since its humble beginnings in 1995 with seven dancers on a makeshift stage, the festival has grown to become the charitable event of the summer in Fire Island Pines, raising more than $3.3 million. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW TV: Cast of KINKY BOOTS First at Bat; Sings National Anthem at the Mets Game!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2014

The cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS sang the National Anthem at the Mets game on Monday, July 7. Click below to watch them perform! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Open at London's Palace Theatre in Spring 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, KINKY BOOTS will soon be strutting its high-heeled stuff in the West End. Now, the Daily Mail writes that the musical's producers are in talks with the Palace Theatre for an opening in late spring 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/9/14 - PIPPIN Hits 500, LET IT BE Back in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 09, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PIPPIN celebrates its 500th performance on the Great White Way, LET IT BE lands back in the West End and more! (more...)

Excerpts from Broadway-Bound STANDARD TIME & More Set for 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival; Larry Keigwin and Jerry Mitchell to Host
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Critically acclaimed choreographers Larry Keigwin and Jerry Mitchell will host the 20th Anniversary of Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance), the most anticipated cultural event of the season on Fire Island. Some of the most-talked-about dancers and dance companies will perform an exciting mix of Broadway, ballet, Hawaiian and modern dance July 18-20. (more...)

Adorable Video Of Six-Year-Old Dissecting KINKY BOOTS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 08, 2014

An adorable new video clip of a young fan of Broadway's biggest recent hit, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS, is now available to view. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Ladies of KINKY BOOTS Send Some 4th of July Love
by Stage Tube - Jul 03, 2014

Here's a little patriotic love from Anna Eilinsfeld, Lauren Nicole Chapman, Jennifer Perry, and Natalie Johnson. Check out the ladies of Kinky Boots singing a four part arrangement of 'America the Beautiful,' arranged by fellow cast member Jake Odmark. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Kicking Off 9/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 03, 2014

2013 Best Musical Tony Award winner KINKY BOOTS is going out on the road in a new national tour and tickets are now available for all the stops along the way, kicking off in Las Vegas in September. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS is Coming to Charlotte, 3/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), is playing in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, March 17-22, 2015. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014


Natalie Joy Johnson Rocks Actual Kinky Boots At Gay Pride 2014
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2014

Natalie Joy Johnson, one of the stars of currently running musical hit KINKY BOOTS, showed off her kinky pride at this year's Gay Pride 2014, wearing a pair of actual red sequined kinky boots while participating in the festivities and performing for the thousands of attendees. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 21- 27
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the opening night of TICK, TICK...BOOM!, the racy opening number from BROADWAY BARES, the Gypsy Robe ceremony of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, and more! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Comes to Seattle, Tickets on Sale August 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots) is on its way to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

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