NYC Ballet and Broadway Star Georgina Pazcoguin Among Lineup for ADM21 Showcase, Starting Tonight at the Joyce Theater

By: Dec. 21, 2015
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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.

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."

Pazcoguin recently made her Broadway debut, replacing Megan Fairchild as Ivy Smith in the revival of On the Town this past August. She is currently performing with New York City Ballet in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and will split her time between both productions for the last two weeks of December.

"I've believed in and supported ADM21's mission since its current inception," said Pazcoguin. "It's important to me to continue to be a part of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century in some form, and it has been made possible solely through the generosity of Peter Martins, Nikki Atkins, and Wayne Cilento that a compromise has been made to make both the ballet world and Broadway world happy. I'm delighted to be on board."

Directed by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's ADM21 program will include theatre dances from "Broadway and Beyond" with live music provided by musical director Eugene Gwozdz. This return to the Joyce Theater 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.

ADM21's newly reconstructed dances will include works by: Michael Bennett (A Chorus Line,Promises, Promises), Wayne Cilento (How To Succeed...,The Who's Tommy), Jack Cole (Beale Street Blues, Kismet, Carnival in Flanders), Warren Carlyle (After Midnight), Agnes De Mille (Oklahoma!), Bob Fosse (Pippin), Donald McKayle (Golden Boy), Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance), Jerome Robbins (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, West Side Story), Susan Stroman (Crazy For You), Tommy Tune (Grand Hotel, Will Rogers Follies), and Billy Wilson (Bubbling Brown Sugar).

These legendary Broadway dance numbers will be staged by a who's who of Broadway's master dancers and choreographers including Donna McKechnie, Robert La Fosse, Carla Earle, Pamela Sousa, Gemze de Lappe, Mia Michaels, Ed Kresley, Patti D'Beck, Niki Harris, and many others.

The cast of ADM21 includes: Claire Camp (Joseph, Flashdance - The Musical), Chloe Campbell(In The Heights, Mary Poppins), Rick Faugno (On The 20th Century, Jersey Boys) Lori Ann Ferreri (On The Town, Wicked), Shonica Gooden (Roger + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bring It On), Susie Gorman (Movin' Out, Oliver), Rachel Guest (Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid),Tyler Hanes (A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity), Nick Kepley (Mary Poppins, Camelot), David Paul Kidder (Gypsy, How to Succeed...), Marty Lawson (How to Succeed..., Promises, Promises)Paloma Garcia Lee (On The Town, Nice Work If You Can Get It), Jess LeProtto (On The Town, Newsies), Cathy Lyn (West Side Story, Sesame Street Live), Skye Mattox (On The Town, West Side Story), Nicholas Palmquist ("Saturday Night Live", Guggenheim's Works & Process),Georgina Pazcoguin (New York City Ballet, On The Town), Tera-Lee Pollin (Hot Feet, Urban Cowboy), Justin Prescott (Gigi, After Midnight), Amy Ruggiero (Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) Tommy Scrivens (Parsons Dance, and Mikey Winslow (On The Town, American Idiot).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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