Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson

The Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of "The Red Shoes," presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, is making its American premiere now through October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. Opening night was last night, September 19, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and starry festivities below!

The role of Victoria Page, the girl who dreams of being a great dancer, was created by New Adventures leading lady Ashley Shaw in a career-defining performance. She will perform the role at the Ahmanson Theatre, as will New Adventures rising star Cordelia Braithwaite, who has also received great praise for her interpretation.

Sam Archer, who created the title role in "Edward Scissorhands" in 2005 and performed the role at the Ahmanson, has starred in "Cinderella," "The Car Man" and "Play Without Words." Archer returned to New Adventures to create the iconic role of Svengali-like impresario Boris Lermontov, which he will perform at the Ahmanson. Jack Jones, who recently made his debut in the role, will also play Lermontov at some performances.

Dominic North, one of New Adventures' most popular dancers, created the role of Julian Craster. Joining him in the role for the U.S. tour is American Ballet Theatre star Marcelo Gomes, who was last seen with New Adventures in "The Car Man" at Sadler's Wells in 2015 and previously danced The Swan in "Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake" in Tokyo in 2014.

Completing the principal cast are the leading dancers of the Lermontov Company. Prima Ballerina Irina Boronskaja is played by Michela Meazza, who returns to New Adventures where she has danced and created many leading roles. She is joined by Company favorites Anjali Mehra, most recently seen as both The Queen and The Girlfriend in "Swan Lake," and Nicole Kabera, who most recently played "Queen Eleanor" in "Sleeping Beauty."

The role of Ivan Boleslawsky has been created by one of New Adventures finest young dancers Liam Mower (the original West End Billy Elliot now taking on his seventh principal role with New Adventures). Also playing Ivan is popular company dancer, Danny Reubens, who scored a great personal success recently as Jack in "Lord Of The Flies" and rising star, Will Bozier.

The role of Lermontov Company choreographer and character dancer Grischa Ljubov, was created and will continue to be played by veteran company dancer, Glenn Graham, who played The Swan in "Swan Lake" and has recently been seen as King Benedict in "Sleeping Beauty." Also playing the role of Grischa will be Leon Moran recently seen in "Sleeping Beauty," "The Car Man" and as Jim in "Edward Scissorhands."

Completing the New Adventures cast as the leading dancers and creative team behind the Ballet Lermontov are Steph Billers (cover Irina Boronskaia), Jackson Fisch, Joshua Harriette, Daisy May Kemp, Philip King (cover Julian Craster), Dominic Lamb (cover Grischa Ljubov), Katrina Lyndon (who also plays Victoria Page) Kate Lyons, Andrew Monaghan (who also plays Julian Craster) Joe Walkling, Katie Webb (cover Victoria Page) and Seren Williams.

A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, "The Red Shoes" has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Bourne's magical new adaptation of the legendary Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger film reunites him with his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists who created "Sleeping Beauty," Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound).

"The Red Shoes" is set to a new score arranged by New Adventures Associate Artist Terry Davies using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese). Herrmann's work ranges from the witty and playfully robust to the achingly romantic and bittersweet.

Tickets for "The Red Shoes" are available by calling (213) 972-4400, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or by visiting the Center Theatre Group Box Office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, located at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, 90012.

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Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
The company take their bow during the opening night performance of THE RED SHOES at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
The company take their bow

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Michela Meazza takes her bow

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Liam Mower takes his bow

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Sam Archer and Dominic North take their bow

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Ashley Shaw takes her bow

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
The company takes their bow

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
The company takes their bow

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Sam Archer, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Sam Archer, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Michela Meazza, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Michela Meazza, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Dominic North, Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Dominic North, Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Michela Meazza and Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Michela Meazza and Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Sam Archer, Dominic North, Ashley Shaw, Liam Mower and Glenn Graham

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Sam Archer, Dominic North, Ashley Shaw, Liam Mower and Glenn Graham

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Glenn Graham, Sam Archer, Ashley Shaw, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company members Dominic North and Liam Mower

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Dominic North, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Liam Mower

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Dominic North, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Liam Mower

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Dominic North, Michela Meazza, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Sam Archer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Dominic North, Michela Meazza, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and company member Sam Archer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Michela Meazza and choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company member Michela Meazza and choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Dominic North and Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Dominic North and Ashley Shaw

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne and singer/pianist Michael Feinstein

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Choreographers Adam Shankman and Sir Matthew Bourne

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Angela Bassett

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Angela Bassett

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Angela Bassett

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Minnie Driver

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Minnie Driver

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Marisa Tomei

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Marisa Tomei

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Mara Marini

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Mara Marini

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Writer/producer Kris Lythgoe and singer Becky Lythgoe

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Writer/producer Kris Lythgoe and singer Becky Lythgoe

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Writer/producer Kris Lythgoe and singer Becky Lythgoe

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Singer Becky Lythgoe

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Singer Becky Lythgoe

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Debbie Allen and basketball player Norm Nixon

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Debbie Allen and basketball player Norm Nixon

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Koine Iwasaki

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Koine Iwasaki

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Taylor Sieve

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Taylor Sieve

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Lex Ishimoto

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Lex Ishimoto

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Kiki Nyemchek

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancer Kiki Nyemchek

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Dancers Taylor Sieve, Lex Ishimoto, Kiki Nyemchek and Koine Iwasaki

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
TV personality Bruno Tonioli

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
TV personality Carrie Ann Inaba

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Sabina Zuniga Varela

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Sabina Zuniga Varela

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Perez Hilton

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Perez Hilton

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Perez Hilton

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Valerie Lohman

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Valerie Lohman

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Patricia Ward Kelly

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Patricia Ward Kelly

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Charles Shaughnessy

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Charles Shaughnessy

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actors Jennifer Elise Cox and Ruth Livier

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actors Jennifer Elise Cox and Ruth Livier

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Ruth Livier

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Ruth Livier

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Choreographer Adam Shankman

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Choreographer Adam Shankman

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Sam Anderson

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Sam Anderson

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Company members Marcelo Gomes, Cordelia Braithwaite and Andrew Monaghan

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Paula Newsome

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Paula Newsome

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Russ Tamblyn and composer Bonnie Murray Tamblyn

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Russ Tamblyn and composer Bonnie Murray Tamblyn

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Lesley Nicol and David Keith Heald

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Lesley Nicol and David Keith Heald

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Dominic Pace

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Dominic Pace

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor George Chakiris

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor George Chakiris

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Ruta Lee

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Ruta Lee


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