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DANCIN' To Receive First Broadway Revival

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#1
Posted: 6/3/21 at 10:15am
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Posted: 6/3/21 at 10:22am
Let’s hope THIS one happens. The 2011 Broadway revival helmed by Graciela Daniele and supervised by Nicole Fosse was cancelled “due to scheduling conflicts.” That was going into Studio 54.
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Posted: 6/3/21 at 10:25am

^ Oh man, I totally forgot about that!

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Posted: 6/3/21 at 10:29am
Also, hopefully they recreate the original numbers AS they were in the original 1978 Broadway production. The chosen DANCIN’ numbers “recreated” in 1999’s FOSSE revue were slightly modified from their original versions.
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Posted: 6/3/21 at 11:45am

Yes, hope this goes to plan as well!

I remember I was all excited when this was announced to play a pre Broadway engagement in Toronto in 2008/2009. 

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Posted: 6/3/21 at 12:56pm

Jordan Catalano said: "This is exciting!"

I legit had to think about if today was April Fools Day or if I was about to get Rick-rolled. I remember when Dancin' was "coming next season" for like 7 consecutive seasons lol. I hope this one happens!

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Curious if they’ll change any of the music (like the Neil Diamond music)
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Don't feel good about having Wayne Cilento at the helm. His Sweet Charity revival was horrendous.
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Saw the original and I’m very excited about this!
I’m going to try and be optimistic about Wayne Cilento taking the reigns
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Posted: 6/3/21 at 1:58pm

This is exciting news. Take all of my money...NOW!!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to dance "Crunchy Granola Suite"

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Posted: 6/3/21 at 2:59pm

ACL2006 said: "Don't feel good about having Wayne Cilento at the helm. His Sweet Charity revival was horrendous."

Walter Bobbie directed that 2005 Broadway revival.  Cilento was the choreographer.  It was a re-interpretation revival so it wasn’t a recreation of Bob Fosse’s original (Neil Simon even wrote a new ending).  Cilento did his own original choreography which still paid homage to Bob Fosse original. 

DANCIN’ was a Bob Fosse dance show/revue therefore Cilento will be recreating Bob Fosse’s work.  Cilento was part of the original Broadway cast so he was part of the original production’s creation.  

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Posted: 6/3/21 at 5:10pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "DANCIN’ was a Bob Fosse dance show/revue therefore Cilento will be recreating Bob Fosse’s work."

A technicality, but Cilento has been announced as director, not director/choreographer –– and the press release does not specify recreation anywhere. In the past, the Fosse estate has been reluctant for recreation (which is why the CHICAGO and PIPPIN revivals were done "in the style of Bob Fosse DANCIN' To Receive First Broadway Revival. I would assume this production will have a mix of both recreation and "in the style of," especially if they try to modernize some of the musical selections.

My fear is that this could feel like a museum piece, but Cilento's statement about viewing it through a modern lens does make me optimistic, even if it's just PR speak.

Let's also not hold our breath that this is actually happening. Remember, this is being produced by Joey Parnes, whose Broadway revivals of Crazy for You and Rags and Into the Woods never happened, and who very publicly had trouble raising the money for Gents Guide and Throw Baby From The Train.

Updated On: 6/3/21 at 05:10 PM
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Posted: 6/3/21 at 7:24pm

This announcement has been revived more times than Gypsy. Hopefully it'll actually come to pass this time.



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Posted: 3/16/22 at 2:39pm

Cast and creative team have been announced. No boldfaced names in the cast, just great dancers. Performances begin April 19 at the Old Globe in San Diego.

Ioana Alfonso(Broadway's Wicked), Yeman Brown (Broadway's Jagged Little Pill), Peter John Chursin(Broadway's Wicked), Dylis Croman (Broadway's Chicago), Tony d'Alelio (Off Broadway's This Ain't No Disco), Jōvan Dansberry (Broadway's King Kong), Karli Dinardo (Broadway's Moulin Rouge!), Jacob Guzman (Broadway's West Side Story), Manuel Herrera (Broadway's Wicked), Kolton Krouse (Broadway's Cats), Mattie Love (Broadway's Wicked), Yani Marin(Broadway's Wicked), Nando Morland (Broadway's West Side Story), Khori Michelle Petinaud (Broadway's Aladdin), Ida Saki (Warner Bros.' In the Heights), and Ron Todorowski(Broadway's Finding Neverland). Understudies for Dancin' include Ashley Blair Fitzgerald (Broadway's The Cher Show), Gabriel Hyman (Broadway's King Kong), Krystal Mackie (national tour of Hamilton), and Michaeljon Slinger (Broadway's Hello, Dolly!).

The creative team for the Broadway-bound production of Bob Fosse's Dancin' includes scenic design by Robert Brill; costume design by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung; lighting design by David Grill; sound design by Peter Hylenski; projection design by Finn Ross; music supervision, orchestrations, incidental music, and vocal arrangements by Jim Abbott; music direction by Darryl Archibald; dance arrangements and additional music by David Dabbon; casting by Tara Rubin Casting; production stage manager Beverly Jenkins; Mr. Fosse's choreography reproduced by Christine Colby Jacques; associate direction/musical staging and additional choreographic reconstruction by Corinne McFadden Herrera; and text consultant and additional material by Kirsten Childs.

Updated On: 3/16/22 at 02:39 PM
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Posted: 3/16/22 at 3:20pm

It is just all dancing? No singing or narration? 

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 3:29pm

Wow, an actual update, and one that actually means this is happening! Finally, and very exciting!



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Posted: 3/16/22 at 4:04pm

SouthernCakes said: "It is just all dancing? No singing or narration?"

There is some singing, but essentially it is a dance revue. Here is the program (separated into three posts) from the original Broadway production, which I assume will be the same:Dancin' - April 1978

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 4:05pm

Dancin' - April 1978

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 4:05pm

Dancin' - April 1978

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 4:06pm

This production lists "text consultant and additional material by Kirsten Childs" so perhaps there will be a bit of spoken word and restructuring?

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 4:06pm

Darryl Archibald is MD’ing this revival… I wonder if this will affect his availability for Some Like It Hot.

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 4:19pm

EDSOSLO858 said: "Darryl Archibald is MD’ing this revival… I wonder if this will affect his availability forSome Like It Hot."

I will believe DANCIN' is happening on Broadway when I see an announcement of a theatre. This producer does not have the best track record for following through on Broadway plans.

As for Darryl, open one then leave to open the other? Will all be a matter of how the Music Supervisors for each show want to handle it (Jim Abbott for Dancin, Mary Mitchell Campbell for Some Like It). Both shows have impressive music teams of qualified people.

Updated On: 3/16/22 at 04:19 PM
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Posted: 3/16/22 at 4:31pm

SouthernCakes said: "It is just all dancing? No singing or narration?"

Here's an example of one of the numbers. It's in b&w, but you still get the idea.

https://youtu.be/tTHDJgoUH7w

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 5:29pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "I will believe DANCIN' is happening on Broadway when I see an announcement of a theatre. This producer does not have the best track record for following through on Broadway plans"

​​​​​​Which producer? Old Globe, Nicole Fosse, or Joey Parnes?

They all seem to be quality producers. I'm they're no Ken Davenport or Kickstarter

 

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Posted: 3/16/22 at 5:47pm

Joey Parnes has planned revivals of Crazy for You, Rags, and the Public's Into the Woods which have never happened for financial reasons, and he also (publicly) had a VERY hard time raising money for Gents Guide and Bright Star...one of those eventually paid off, one did not. And his two longtime deputies left him to start their own firm. So I cannot believe in good consciousness that any project he's attached to will actually happen until a theatre and opening date are announced. Prove us all wrong, Joey!