Melanie LaPatin News

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts' Holiday Party Set for 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2012

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts will present its annual holiday party and fundraiser for its Scholarship Fund and other programs in the key of Ellington - Ring Dem Bells! - on Monday, December 10, 6 to 9 PM, at Landmark on the Park, 76th Street and Central Park West. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/23/12
by - Apr 23, 2012

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 4/23/12. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/16/12
by - Apr 16, 2012

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 4/16/12. (more...)

Danny Kaye Playhouse Features Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

All Dance lovers in the New York area - especially those who are fans of the popular TV series 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'Dancing with the Stars' -- will want to attend the big 'Hollywood-type' dance event being thrown by 'SYTYCD' choreographers Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith in New York City on Sunday, October 16, at 6 PM at The Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan. (more...)

Danny Kaye Playhouse Features Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

All Dance lovers in the New York area - especially those who are fans of the popular TV series 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'Dancing with the Stars' -- will want to attend the big 'Hollywood-type' dance event being thrown by 'SYTYCD' choreographers Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith in New York City on Sunday, October 16, at 6 PM at The Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan. (more...)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG! Begins Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

The Time Out New York Lounge, in association with New World Stages, will present the second season of the highly popular SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG! (more...)

LEADING LADIES Comes to DVD
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

An infectious romantic comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend and their overzealous stage mom, Leading Ladies dances onto DVD September 13th from Wolfe Video. (more...)

LEADING LADIES Comes to DVD From Wolfe Video 9/13
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

An infectious romantic comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend and their overzealous stage mom, Leading Ladies dances onto DVD September 13th from Wolfe Video. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stroman, Osnes, et al. at Astaire Awards After Party
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

The 29th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, hosted by Bebe Neuwirth and Lee Roy Reams at the magnificent Skirball Center for The Performing Arts at NYU once again honored excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film. Susan Stroman took top honors for Best Choreographer on Broadway in a field of nine nominees for her stunning work in 'The Scottsboro Boys'. It was a record breaking 5th Astaire Award for the 5 time Tony Award and 5 time Drama Desk winner. Two time Tony Award Winner Bebe Neuwirth presented the award to Ms. Stroman. Sutton Foster star of 'Anything Goes' took home her second Astaire for Best Female Dancer on Broadway for her rousing performance as 'Reno Sweeney'. Her first Astaire was for 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Desmond Richardson, Tony nominee for 'Fosse' and co-founder and co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet presented the award to Ms. Sutton. First timer Norbert Leo Butz star of 'Catch Me if You Can' took the prize for Best Male Dancer on Broadway presented by Tony and Drama Desk winner Karen Ziemba . Australia's Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon won the Astaire for Excellence in Choreography in Film for their breathtaking dances in 'Mao's Last Dancer' presented by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin. Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and founder of the National Dance Institute Jacques d'Amboise received the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award named for the late drama critic and co-founder of the Award with Fred Astaire. Following a major tribute in dance including a brilliant performance by NYCB's Russell Janzen of a piece from the ballet 'Who Cares' created by George Balanchine and first danced by d'Amboise; an exuberant performance of 'Shall We Dance' by d'Amboise's students at the National Dance Institute and praiseful introductions by Len Cariou, Charlotte & Christopher d'Amboise, Brian Stokes Mitchell presented the award to Mr. d'Amboise. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Radcliffe, Foster & More at the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by Monica Simoes - May 16, 2011

Yesterday, May 15, the 2011 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards were held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards afe the only awards to recognize excellence in dance & choreography on Broadway and in film. On hand to celebrate were some of Broadway and film's greatest talents including Daniel Radcliffe, Benjamin Millepied, Sutton Foster, Christie Brinkley, Bebe Neuwirth, Lee Roy Reams, Ava Astaire, Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Len Cariou, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bill Irwin, Maurice Hines, Christine Andreas, Karen Ziemba, Nick Adams, Kathleen Marshall, Desmond Richardson, Young Dancers from the National Dance Institute, Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jacques d'Amboise and more. (more...)

Presenters Announced for 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2011

Patricia Watt, Executive Producer of the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, has announced the first group of Presenters for the 29th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, In addition to Len Cariou and Brian Stokes Mitchell who will co-present the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary, dancer, choreographer, teacher and star of stage, film and television Jacques D'Amboise, additional presenters include Bill Irwin, Maurice Hines, Christine Andreas, Charlotte D'amboise, Christopher D'amboise and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers Present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2011

Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 Street). (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers Present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2011

Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 Street). (more...)

Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing Enters Week Two 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2010

The Charleston, merengue, Lindy Hop and bhangra are some of the dances you need to know if you plan on coming to Midsummer Night Swing's Week Two. On Tuesday evening, July 6th and running through Saturday evening, July 10th , Week Two jumps off with the New Orleans Moonshiners on July 6th, giving their very first show outside of Louisiana and playing swing straight from the Crescent City. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing Enters Week Two 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

The Charleston, merengue, Lindy Hop and bhangra are some of the dances you need to know if you plan on coming to Midsummer Night Swing's Week Two. On Tuesday evening, July 6th and running through Saturday evening, July 10th , Week Two jumps off with the New Orleans Moonshiners on July 6th, giving their very first show outside of Louisiana and playing swing straight from the Crescent City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2010 Astaire Awards Honors Jones, Ortega et al.
by Monica Simoes - Jun 08, 2010

Amid an electrifying evening of dance by the greatest talents of Broadway and film, the 2010 Fred & Adele Astaire Award winners were announced at the 28th annual awards ceremony at the Gerald W. Lynch at John Jay College. The Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award named for the late esteemed critic and co-founder of the Awards was presented to the legendary director and choreographer Kenny Ortega by Grammy winner Roberta Flack. Host for the evening was Ben Vereen. (more...)

12 Former Finalists Return To 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE' 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2010

Twelve former SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE show favorites are set to return to summer's No. 1 series as All-Star Dance Partners. Skilled in various dance styles from Krump to Contemporary, the Season Seven All-Star Dance Partners are: Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Comfort Fedoke, Courtney Galiano, Anya Garnis, Lauren Gottlieb, Neil Haskell, Allison Holker, Mark Kanemura, Pasha Kovalev, Kathryn McCormick, Ade Obayomi and Dominic 'D-trix' Sandoval. Each week, finalists will be partnered with a different All-Star dancer. (more...)

12 Former Finalists Return To 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE' 5/27
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

Twelve former SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE show favorites are set to return to summer's No. 1 series as All-Star Dance Partners. Skilled in various dance styles from Krump to Contemporary, the Season Seven All-Star Dance Partners are: Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Comfort Fedoke, Courtney Galiano, Anya Garnis, Lauren Gottlieb, Neil Haskell, Allison Holker, Mark Kanemura, Pasha Kovalev, Kathryn McCormick, Ade Obayomi and Dominic 'D-trix' Sandoval. Each week, finalists will be partnered with a different All-Star dancer. (more...)

AMERICA DANCES Holds Career Transition 24th Anniversary Jubilee 11/2, Honors Patrick Swayze With Rolex Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2009

Rolex presents 'AMERICA DANCES! Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage - Broadway, TV & Film'- Career Transition For Dancers' 24th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (bet. 7 & 6 Aves) NYC. (more...)

AMERICA DANCES Holds Career Transition 24th Anniversary Jubilee 11/2, Honors Patrick Swayze With Rolex Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2009

Rolex presents 'AMERICA DANCES! Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage - Broadway, TV & Film'- Career Transition For Dancers' 24th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (bet. 7 & 6 Aves) NYC. (more...)

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