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Copeland made her Broadway debut in 2015 in ON THE TOWN. That same year she was named the the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland served as a guest judge for three weeks on FOX's popular competition showSO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE alongside ON THE TOWN producer Nigel Lythgoe. In June 2015, Copeland took on the lead roles in both ABT's SWAN LAKE and ROMEO AND JULIET. Misty recently appeared in the family holiday film adaptation of the classic ballet The Nutcracker.

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Broadway Revival, 2014
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Tickets On Sale For Jacob's Pillow Summer Festival 2023; Full Programming Schedule Announced

Jacob's Pillow has announced that single tickets are now on sale to the general public for the full schedule of programming at this summer's Dance Festival, including nine weeks of performances, talks, community events, exhibitions, performances across Berkshire County, and more.

Meet the Cast of NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

New York, New York begins previews tonight, Friday, March 24, 2023. The musical officially opens Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Meet the cast of New York, New York!

Misty Copeland Named 2023 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Recipient

Jacob's Pillow has announced Misty Copeland as the recipient of the 2023 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award. Copeland will accept this award at Jacob's Pillow's Season Opening Gala in the Berkshires on Saturday, June 24.

Photographer Mark Mann to Bring Dancers off the Pages of his Latest Book and Onto the Joyce Stage

 World-renowned celebrity portrait photographer Mark Mann is celebrating the release of his new coffee table book Movement at the Still Point: An Ode to Dance with a one night only star-studded evening of dance at the Joyce Theater, Monday, April 10, 2023.

Review: GISELLE at Opera House/Kennedy Center

What did our critic think of GISELLE at Opera House/Kennedy Center? Giselle, like Hamlet for actors, Carmen for mezzo-sopranos, and Mrs. Lovett for musical theatre singer/actors of a certain age, brings audiences to the theatre to get to know the skills of the latest acclaimed ballerina. (Previous Giselles include: Makarova, Fracci, Julie Kent, Gelsey Kirkland, Alonso, Markova, Misty Copeland, Fonteyn, Virginia Johnson, Pavlova.) Ukrainian-Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, former director of the Bolshoi Ballet, current artist in residence for American Ballet Theatre, soon to be artist in residence for New York City Ballet, has brought three ballerinas to dance Giselle with a company of exiled, excellent Ukrainian dancers to the Kennedy Center through February 5.

Video: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Plus Watch a New Trailer!

The full cast and creative team has been announced for the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Plus, check out a new trailer of the cast in action!

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces SPRING SERIES: ELEMENTS

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) will present the second programs of its 45th anniversary season: Elements, featuring several World and Company Premieres and acclaimed revivals. The 2022/23 Season 45: Sapphire Season continues with HSDC's Spring Series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E. Chicago Ave.) which will run March 23–April 2 with two mixed repertory performances, each performed four times. 

Ina Garten's BE MY GUEST to Return With Misty Copeland, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney and Norah Jones

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, is back with new episodes of her multiplatform series Be My Guest with Ina Garten. Kicking off with a visit from renown ballerina Misty Copeland, upcoming guests also include actor, director and author Stanley Tucci, stage and screen actress Laura Linney and Grammy-winning singer songwriter Norah Jones.

Diana Byer and Dianne McIntyre to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2023 Martha Hill Awards Gala

The Martha Hill Dance Fund has announced the honorees of the 2023 Martha Hill Awards to be presented at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, February 27 at Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Caryn Campbell Named Executive Director Of The Misty Copeland Foundation

Caryn Campbell has been appointed to the position Executive Director of The Misty Copeland Foundation (MCF). Additionally, Sindy Folgar has been named Director of the MCF BE BOLD program. The appointments, effective January 2023, were announced today by Misty Copeland, MCF Founder and President. 

Canton Ballet's Timeless Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To The Canton Palace Theatre Stage

This holiday season, experience the magic of Canton Ballet's beloved performances of The Nutcracker at the Canton Palace Theatre December 9-11. This year's performances feature American Ballet Theatre Principal dancer Hee Seo as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Canton Ballet alumnus and Cleveland Ballet Principal dancer Zachary Catazaro as her Cavalier.   

American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the return of SoCal's favorite holiday tradition - American Ballet Theatre's captivating production of The Nutcracker.  Co-presented by the Center and ABT with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker is the beloved holiday story based on The Nutcracker and the King of Mice written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and set to a magical score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky that will be performed live by Pacific Symphony.

The Museum Of Performance + Design Announces The 2022 San Francisco Arts Medallion Honoring Alonzo King

The Board of the Museum of Performance + Design takes great pleasure in announcing that Alonzo King will be presented with the 2022 San Francisco Arts Medallion for his outstanding leadership in the arts on November 15, 2022, at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco with American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland serving as Honorary Chair.

Guest Blog: Composer Roman GianArthur Talks About His Work on RAMBERT'S PEAKY BLINDERS: THE REDEMPTION OF THOMAS SHELBY

When Steven Knight and Benoit Swan Pouffer approached me about composing music for a dance theatre show about Peaky Blinders I was curious as to why. Why me (I had no notable experience composing for dance) and why Peaky Blinders?

Screening Of PS DANCE! THE NEXT GENERATION Documentary A Success At 92NY

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) held a highly anticipated free screening of the new documentary PS DANCE! THE NEXT GENERATION on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Kaufmann Concert Hall.


MUSE/IQUE continues its adventurous yearlong concert series, L.A. Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music, with Grand Avenue led by Artistic Director Rachael Worby and featuring the returns of Savion Glover, named by Dance Spirit magazine as one of the 13 Best Tap Dancers in History, and Charles Yang, recipient of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award and described by The Boston Globe as one who 'plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.'

Stephen Colbert, Tom Felton, Constance Wu, George R.R. Martin, & More Join Symphony Space 2022-23 Season

Symphony Space has announced additional programming and participants in its 2022-23 season, an array of live events that bring literature to life, spark conversation, and provide intimate encounters with wide-ranging musical artists.

Canton Ballet's Celebrate Dance! Returns To The Canton Palace Theatre Stage, October 15

Canton Ballet presents Celebrate Dance! at the Canton Palace Theatre on October 15. The program features a diverse selection of dance genres and new creations choreographed by today's most talented dance-makers.

Billy Porter, Mariah Carey & More Will Perform on ABC's Global Citizen Festival Broadcast

Presenters will include Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha and Sabrina Dhowre Elba. Global Citizen Festival: NYC will feature performances by Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía with Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter, and be hosted by Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks A BroaderWay Foundation on Lifetime & Variety's POWER OF WOMEN Special

Idina Menzel and A BroaderWay Foundation will be featured alongside Halle Berry (Jenesse Center), Misty Copeland (Misty Copeland Foundation), Laverne Cox (New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project), Katy Perry (Firework Foundation), and more. Watch a video clip of Menzel in the special ahead of the premiere!


Misty Copeland has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Misty Copeland has not appeared in the West End

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