Photo Flash: Meet the Broadway Vets Behind American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce Theatre
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) has announced casting and musical numbers for their return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue). Performances begin Monday, December 21st and run through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Meet the company below!
Directed by Tony Award® winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's program will include theatre dances from "Broadway and Beyond" with live music provided by musical director Eugene Gwozdz. This return to The Joyce 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), Mia Michaels (Calling You), Agnes De Mille(Oklahoma), Jerome Robbins (West Side Story), Susan Stroman (Crazy For You), Tommy Tune(Will Rogers Follies).
These legendary Broadway dance numbers will be staged by a who's who of Broadway's master dancers and choreographers including Donna McKecknie, Robert La Fosse, Pamela Sousa, Gemze de Lappe, Mia Michaels, Ed Kresley, Niki Harris and many others.
"We have assembled an amazing company of performers, stagers and coaches to showcase these outstanding dance numbers for this year's program," said Nikki Feirt Atkins.
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, dre.dance) and Mikey Winslow (On The Town, American Idiot).
Photos by Kyle Froman