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BWW Review: NYCB ALL ROBBINS Shines with Playful ExuberanceBWW Review: NYCB ALL ROBBINS Shines with Playful Exuberance
by Christina Pandolfi - Apr 24, 2017

The New York City Ballet kicked off day two of the company's 2017 Spring Season on Wednesday, April 19 at the opulent David H. Koch Theater. A performance dedicated to the iconic playfulness of Jerome Robbin's choreography, the evening started on a high note with the orchestra's charming “See the Music” section, treating the audience to teaser selections of the coming score. The bluesy, sultry notes of Bernstein's music set the scene beautifully; as the orchestra descended back into the pit, the curtain rose on “Fancy Free,” the legendary collaboration between Robbins and Bernstein, which later inspired Broadway's sensation “On The Town.” (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers a Winning Jerome Robbins Triple BillBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers a Winning Jerome Robbins Triple Bill
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 27, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, February 25th 2017 at the Koch Theater, a triple bill showed off the versatility and genius of Jerome Robbins, who with George Balanchine was a Founding Choreographer of NYCB. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTYBWW Review: New York City Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Feb 22, 2017

When Aurora makes her first appearance in SLEEPING BEAUTY, the audience usually sits up-there's a murmur, an anticipation. THE STAR is here, and she's in charge for the next two hours. And THE STAR had better be ready. The audience is watching her every move, not to mention her every mishap. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel HarderBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel Harder
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 6, 2017

Today's subject is living his theatre life as a company member of one of the most prestigious dance companies in the country. Daniel Harder is currently on tour with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company will be performing at The Kennedy Center starting tomorrow evening (Feb 7th) through 12th in the Opera House. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017
by Wesley Doucette - Feb 6, 2017

A review of three works presented at the New York City Ballet's 'New Works' program. (more...)

BWW Review: NYCB Creates Colorful Nuance with Stravinsky x FiveBWW Review: NYCB Creates Colorful Nuance with Stravinsky x Five
by Christina Pandolfi - Jan 30, 2017

Dampened from the chilly rain falling outside, I stepped into the majestic David H. Koch Theater on January 24, 2017 in desperate need of comfort. But I got so much more than that at New York City Ballet's Stravinsky x Five program. As I took my seat, the heavenly timbres of Stravinsky's bluesy score from "Scenes de Ballet" flooded my ears and spirit. In that moment, all was right in the world, and it stayed that way for the entire evening. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet's ALL BALANCHINE PROGRAM, Winter 2017BWW Review: New York City Ballet's ALL BALANCHINE PROGRAM, Winter 2017
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 24, 2017

George Balanchine said that 'Allegro Brillante' contained everything he knew about classical ballet in 13 minutes. I would say a bit more, depending on the tempo the conductor is taking for the evening. But putting tempos aside, 'Allegro Brilliante' offers a ballet so rich in form and steps that it's hard to take it all in. I've been watching the ballet for over 30 years, and I still marvel and its invention and the sheer stamina it takes to perform the work. (more...)

BWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents Contemporary WorksBWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents Contemporary Works
by Rose Marija - Dec 27, 2016

On Wednesday evening, December 21, 2016, I was fortunate to be present as the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater performed three pieces created in the 21st century by three choreographers, two European, Johan Inger and Mauro Bigonzetti, and one home grown, a veteran dancer of the Ailey company, Hope Boykin. Each piece is a world unto itself, different from the other two. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating Ailey's Legacy with Vibrant Productions by ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATERBWW Review: Celebrating Ailey's Legacy with Vibrant Productions by ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 16, 2016

December 13, 2016 continued the favorite return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their joyous annual five-week holiday engagement at the New York City Center. Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle, the company continues to reach audiences of all ages, while using dance as a platform to unify and educate. This evening's program did just that! (more...)

BWW Dance Review: City Ballet Miscasts the Founder's ClassicsBWW Dance Review: City Ballet Miscasts the Founder's Classics
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 17, 2016

The state of any company's dancing can be gauged by looking at how it performs its founder's work. Of course that is no easy feat to assess with City Ballet, what with its glorious repertoire. All the same, Wednesday October 12th's program found the company disconcertingly off the mark. In politics, we follow the money; in ballet, we follow the casting. (more...)

BWW Review: Shimmering Dancers in New York City Ballet's JEWELSBWW Review: Shimmering Dancers in New York City Ballet's JEWELS
by Marsha Volgyi - Oct 7, 2016

Jewels, choreographed by George Balanchine, performed on Friday September 30, 2016 at The Koch Theater was a wonderful beginning to the weekend. This ballet is a truly priceless gem in the repertoire of the New York City Ballet. The three-act storyless ballet is quite distinctive with its style and music. (more...)

BWW Review: NYCB Fetes the Balanchine ClassicsBWW Review: NYCB Fetes the Balanchine Classics
by Christina Pandolfi - Sep 27, 2016

On Friday, September 23, 2016, the David H. Koch Theater was abuzz with excitement, as the company of the New York City Ballet prepared to take the stage. Each time I get to experience this group of artists perform, it's a completely unique adventure. But what remains constant is their collective ability to remain rooted in Balanchine's essence - in movement, character, and cadence. And this night proved no different. (more...)


by Holly Kerr - Sep 14, 2016

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet performed a staging-in-process showing of the second movement of the rarely seen George Balanchine ballet, Gounod Symphony, on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the NYU Skirball Center. Presented in collaboration with The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, the revived work will premiere in full at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  October 21-23, 2016 (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/4/2016 - ENGAGEMENTS, HOLIDAY INN at Bryant Park and More!Broadway AM Report, 8/4/2016 - ENGAGEMENTS, HOLIDAY INN at Bryant Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2016

Today's big news: The cast of HAMILTON is setting sail today, ENGAGEMENTS opens tonight at Second Stage, Off-Broadway dims its lights in memory of James Houghton, and the stars of HOLIDAY INN hit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK! (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I Dancing Into Chicago Next SummerLincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I Dancing Into Chicago Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago, Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) for four weeks, June 13 through July 9, 2017. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of THE KING AND I Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of THE KING AND I Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning production of THE KING AND I plays its final performance on Broadway today, June 26. The production has played for 39 previews and 499 performances. In honor of the show's run, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the cast's journey to Siam! (more...)

VIDEO: THE KING AND I's Daniel Dae Kim On Increasing Theatre's DiversityVIDEO: THE KING AND I's Daniel Dae Kim On Increasing Theatre's Diversity
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

As active behind the scenes as he is as an actor, Kim stresses that greater diversity depends on actors in underrepresented groups creating work for themselves. (more...)

VIDEO: THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Talks of Healing Therapy and Being Back On BroadwayVIDEO: THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Talks of Healing Therapy and Being Back On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

The Broadway favorite in a frank and open discussion of her healing process and the excitement of being back on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at Lincoln Center is Stunning and AffectingBWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at Lincoln Center is Stunning and Affecting
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 13, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Center is now presenting their 2016 at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater through June 19th. See the company's stunning displays of modern dance that celebrate the African-American cultural experience. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM a Beautiful Beginning to the Summer MonthsBWW Dance Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM a Beautiful Beginning to the Summer Months
by Marsha Volgyi - Jun 6, 2016

The afternoon performance on Saturday May 28, 2016 of the New York City Ballet (NYCB) was bubbling with children and balletomanes in anticipation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This playful ballet, which was based upon the Shakespearean play, was delightfully displayed with the combination of music by Felix Mendelssohn and choreography by the company's co-founder, George Balanchine. (more...)

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