Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Company Meets the Press in Chicago
The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE begins performances on December 13, 2015 at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, just met the press in the Windy City, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the meet and greet below!
The event featured television and film icon Stefanie Powers of Hart to Hart (making her Broadway debut), five-time Emmy Award nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Tony Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Fela!) Tony Award nominee André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty), Jerry Mitchell, two-time Tony Award-winning director (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), producers Dori Berinstein (Gotta Dance documentary) and Bill Damaschke (Shrek the Musical), Joanna Jones (NBC's "Sing Off"), Haven Burton (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Chicago native Alexander Aguilar (Lysistrata Jones), Nancy Ticotin (Ransom) and composer Matthew Sklar (Elf).
One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist. You gotta be over 60. GOTTA DANCE is the incredible true story of ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major NBA team. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60. It isn't until they make the cut that they find out they won't be dancing tap, salsa or swing-they are going to bring down the house with a style that's entirely new to them: hip hop. Don't miss this original Broadway-bound musical about a group of ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams as they battle prejudice, self-doubt and each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20 thousand screaming fans.
Photo Credit: Amy Boyle Photography
Bill Damaschke (Producer) and Dori Berinstein (Producer)
Jerry Mitchell (Director)
Matt Sklar (Music)
(back row) Jerry Mitchell, Stefanie Powers, André De Shields, Georgia Engel, Lilias White, Alexander Aguilar, Nancy Ticotin, Joanna Jones, Matt Sklar and Dori Berinstein; (kneeling) Bill Damaschke and Haven Burton