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Baayork Lee, Jon Rua, Josh Rhodes and More Join Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Musicals Photo Baayork Lee, Jon Rua, Josh Rhodes and More Join Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative teams for the 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center. This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long!

Choreographer Jon Rua Receives Award from STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATI Photo Choreographer Jon Rua Receives Award from STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced that the Breakout Award will be awarded to Jon Rua. The SDCF Awards, which will feature the presentation of the Breakout Award along with the previously announced Gordon Davidson Award and Zelda  Fichandler Award, will be hosted by Anne Kauffman virtually on Monday January 24, 2022 at 8pm ET. 

VIDEO: Jon Rua Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Jon Rua Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 10, 2021

Today Richard chats with Broadway favorite Jon Rua, who has kept hard at work over the past year and a half creating incredible dance content for the world to enjoy. You can check out his work on his Youtube channel, or watch his RUA POP UP series, his work with Phish at Madison Square Garden, and Coheed & Cambria's music video. 

Colorado Ballet Premieres Original Virtual Performance Photo Colorado Ballet Premieres Original Virtual Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2020

Colorado Ballet announces the release of its first original piece in their Where Ballet Meets You digital performance series, HOPE, choreographed by Ballet Master Sandra Brown. Artists and couple Francesca Martoccio and Nicolas Pelletier worked with Sandra Brown via Zoom to learn the two-and-a-half-minute piece before it was performed and captured in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The work is set to the first movement of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, which Colorado Ballet Orchestra cellist Charles Lee performed live at the park alongside the dancers.

Judges Announced For BroadwayWorld's Next on Stage: Dance Edition- Win $1000 for Char Photo Judges Announced For BroadwayWorld's Next on Stage: Dance Edition- Win $1000 for Charity + LaDuca Shoes & FREE Dance Classes!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 19, 2020

Hosted by Ben Cameron, the NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION judges panel will include: Phil LaDuca, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Tyler Hanes, Sasha Hutchings, and Megan Sikora- plus more special guests judges to be announced soon!

LIVE: ENTRE CAFES Especial HAMILTON con el ensemble del musical Photo LIVE: ENTRE CAFES Especial HAMILTON con el ensemble del musical
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 26, 2020

Los cuatro miembros del ensemble comparten con nosotros su experiencia en el musical, y el viaje hasta el escenario del Richard Rodgers Theatre en Broadway.

The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams Photo The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams
by Alan Henry - Jan 8, 2020

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.

BWW Review: Record-shattering HAMILTON Settles Into Multi-Week Run at TPAC With Dazzl Photo BWW Review: Record-shattering HAMILTON Settles Into Multi-Week Run at TPAC With Dazzling Performances and Electrifying Intensity
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 2, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic masterpiece Hamilton - the Broadway behemoth that continues to take the theater world by storm one city at a time, one stage at a time - has settled into its multi-week run at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

BWW Review: HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE AMPS UP DANCE FILM POPULARITY AND DELIVERS DYNAMIC Photo BWW Review: HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE AMPS UP DANCE FILM POPULARITY AND DELIVERS DYNAMIC CHOREOGRAPHY AND DANCING at ArcLight Cinema Hollywood
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 15, 2019

There's a new Dance Movie, which opened nationwide Friday, October 11th, that's sure to advance the genre in popularity. ¬†In the last few decades ‚ÄúDirty Dancing,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúFootloose,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúFlashdance,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSaturday Night Fever,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúStaying Alive‚ÄĚ and more recently ‚ÄúLa La Land‚ÄĚ all caused quite a stir when they hit theatres, and many of them are still¬†quite¬†popular today. ¬† ‚ÄúHigh Strung Free Dance‚ÄĚ and it's predecessor ‚ÄúHigh Strung' (2016) has everything you could want to see and hear in a film about dance, music¬†and dancers.¬†Written and produced by professional dancer Janine Best Damian ‚ÄúSolid Gold‚Ä̬†and numerous film and television appearances, and her talented actor/singer/director/composer/husband¬†Michael Damian (Joseph in ‚ÄúJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat‚ÄĚ/Broadway;¬†18 years¬†appearing¬†on ‚ÄúThe Young and the¬†Restless,‚Ä̬†among many other credits for directing, as a vocalist and creating soundtracks for films he's also¬†directed). This latest¬†film is one out of 13¬†films he has written and produced¬†with Janeen,¬†as well as directed;¬†‚ÄĚMarley and Me: The¬†Puppy Years,'¬†the ‚ÄúFlicka‚ÄĚ franchise,¬†and more.

THE MAX FACTOR Documentary Screens In The Historic Max Factor Building Photo THE MAX FACTOR Documentary Screens In The Historic Max Factor Building
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 14, 2019

On Sunday, August 11th, Hollywood insider, Donelle Dadigan, and respected actress, Lee Purcell, hosted and invitation only screening of the documentary - THE MAX FACTOR.  The film takes a look behind the scenes into the star studded and astounding life of the inventor, pioneer and Hollywood' legendary King of Make-up.  The screening was followed by Q&A with the hosts and Filmmakers Clara and Julia Kuperberg and was moderated by film historian and critic, Leonard Maltin, who remarked 'The Max Factor Building is a true Hollywood treasure. I'm always happy to spend time there celebrating its history.' 

Charles Lee Videos

VIDEO: Jon Rua Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Jon Rua Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 10, 2021

Today Richard chats with Broadway favorite Jon Rua, who has kept hard at work over the past year and a half creating incredible dance content for the world to enjoy. You can check out his work on his Youtube channel, or watch his RUA POP UP series, his work with Phish at Madison Square Garden, and Coheed & Cambria's music video.