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Sara Brians

 
Bio:
SARA BRIANS is an award-winning director, choreographer, dancer and educator based in New York City. Her work spans Broadway theatre to film, live events and industrials. She has extensive experience conceiving choreography for large-scale productions as well as intimate venues, always with the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
SARA BRIANS is an award-winning director, choreographer, dancer and educator based in New York City. Her work spans Broadway theatre to film, live events and industrials. She has extensive experience conceiving choreography for large-scale productions as well as intimate venues, always with the ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Performer
  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2008
Performer (Swing)
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2007
Ensemble
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
West Coast Revival, 2005
Ensemble
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2004
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Phyllis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013] [Replacement]
Resident Director[Replacement]
 
[New York, 2012]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2008] [Replacement]
Resident Choreographer[Replacement]
 
[Houston, TX (Regional), 2008]
Associate Choreographer
Dance Captain
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Assistant Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2001] [Replacement]
Assistant Dance Captain[Replacement]
Noah Racey's Pulse [Sarasota, FL]
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Associate Choreographer

Show Boat [East Haddam, CT]
Goodspeed Opera House
Associate Choreographer

Lone Star Love [Seattle, WA]
5th Avenue Theatre
Assistant Choreographer

Sara Brians Biography

SARA BRIANS is an award-winning director, choreographer, dancer and educator based in New York City. Her work spans Broadway theatre to film, live events and industrials. She has extensive experience conceiving choreography for large-scale productions as well as intimate venues, always with the purpose to develop and deliver original, inventive and imaginative theatre through artistic collaboration and galvanizing inspiration.

Sara directed and choreographed GODSPELL at Theatre Aspen and choreographed FOLLIES at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, for which she received the Outstanding Choreography Award by the NY Innovative Theatre Awards.

On Broadway, Sara was the Movement Assistant for Michael Moore’s THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, Resident Choreographer for MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Resident Choreographer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, Assistant Choreographer for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, and Assistant Choreographer for AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC. Sara was the Assistant Choreographer for the US Tour of MATILDA and Resident Choreographer for BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago and Toronto. Sara also re-mounted the original choreography for WHITE CHRISTMAS in England, Scotland and Wales.

Sara has directed and choreographed CITY OF ANGELS at Pace University, and choreographed ROCK OF AGES, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FULL MONTY, BIG FISH, CHICAGO and RING OF FIRE at The Alpine Theatre Project. She choreographed & associate directed the musical, THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG in Denmark at the Fredericia Teater. She also choreographed & associate directed NEWTON'S CRADLE for the New York Musical Festival at the Duke Theatre in New York City. She has choreographed MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, and PIPPIN at Pace University and a workshop presentation of Kurt Weill's LOVE LIFE at Duke University.

Sara choreographed original dance works for the Project Broadway concert KICKING AND SCREAMING and Wall to Wall Bernstein, both at Symphony Space in NYC. Other choreography credits include the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards, the musical, HOUDINI (The Seagal Center, Montreal), the music video, IT COULD BE, and industrials for CES in Las Vegas, Becket Fund in New York City, and the Five Star Diamond Awards in Berlin.

She has worked at City Center, Encores! (GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, FACE THE MUSIC and OF THEE I SING), The Kennedy Center (BROADWAY: 3 GENERATIONS), Goodspeed Opera House (SHOW BOAT), Asolo Repertory Theatre (PULSE), The Alley Theatre (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS), The 5th Avenue Theatre (LONE STAR LOVE) and has worked on numerous concerts, readings and solo shows in New York at Joe’s Pub, The 92nd Street Y, Town Hall and Merkin Hall.

Sara performed as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall and made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning revival of 42ND STREET. Her television appearances include Good Morning America, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Late Show with Jay Leno, and The Donnie and Marie Show. Sara has choreographed and taught across the US and internationally, most notably at the Banff Centre in Calgary. She is a Guest Faculty teacher at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and is on faculty at Pace University and Manhattan School of Music. Her tap sounds can be heard on the recordings of Sherry! The Musical and the 30th Anniversary recording of Annie, both produced by James Lipton.

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Sara Brians News

ACT Of CT Announces Cast For GUYS AND DOLLS Photo ACT Of CT Announces Cast For GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced the cast for the first production of their 2022-2023 season ‚ÄstGUYS AND DOLLS. The show marks the start to the theater's fifth season.¬†

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at ACT Of Connecticut Photo BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at ACT Of Connecticut
by Sean Fallon - Apr 2, 2022

On Friday, April 1, I had the pleasure of seeing the ACT of CT’s unique adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.  This 1971 musical that is primarily told through music with lyrics by Tim Rice has been redesigned and reinterpreted by the director, Daniel C. Levine who has incorporated elements of The Handmaid’s Tale into this adaptation. 

Stephen Schwartz's SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK Will Come to BroadwayHD This Month Photo Stephen Schwartz's SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK Will Come to BroadwayHD This Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, announced today that Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook from the legendary Broadway and film composer, Stephen Schwartz, and writer David Stern, is coming to the platform exclusively on December 22. 

BWW Review: CABARET at The Argyle Theatre Photo BWW Review: CABARET at The Argyle Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Oct 3, 2021

Between college productions and the many local theatres on Long Island, it may seem there is always a production of the Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret running. However, when you have a wonderful production like the one at the Argyle Theatre, it indeed warrants another look. Excellently directed by Evan Pappas, who also serves as the theatre's Arttistic Director, and Sara Brians, who also serves as Choreographer, this superb incarnation of the Tony winning musical runs at the adorable Babylon venue through October 24th boasting a stellar cast.

Photos: First Look at CABARET at The Argyle Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at CABARET at The Argyle Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2021

Long Island’s newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre will present the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. 

The Argyle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Re-Opening of CABARET Photo The Argyle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Re-Opening of CABARET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

Returning to live entertainment! Long Island’s newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre is presenting the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. 

Laura Osnes, Britney Coleman, Jason Gotay and More to Take Part in Symphony Space 202 Photo Laura Osnes, Britney Coleman, Jason Gotay and More to Take Part in Symphony Space 2021 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021

Symphony Space has announced its 2021 Gala, the organization’s first event featuring live performance in its Peter Jay Sharp Theater since March 2020. Artists who have made Symphony Space their home will celebrate their return to the Sharp Theater stage with a concert of soaring songs and captivating dance.

Arts For Alz Presents Third Annual Benefit Showcase MEMORIES: THE MOMENTS THAT MAKE U Photo Arts For Alz Presents Third Annual Benefit Showcase MEMORIES: THE MOMENTS THAT MAKE US
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021

Arts For Alz has curated a top-notch virtual performance showcase to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association - NYC Chapter. Their Third Annual Benefit Showcase, titled ‚ÄúMemories: The Moments That Make Us,‚ÄĚ will stream live at 8pm EST on Friday, February 26th and February 27th. The same show program will be presented both nights.

ACT Of CT Presents Stephen Schwartz's SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook Photo ACT Of CT Presents Stephen Schwartz's SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2021

ACT of CT is excited to announce their newest endeavor, a world premiere musical experience exclusively for ACT of CT audiences.

VIDEO: Sara Brians, Alex Hartman, Sam Quinn and More Come Together for Short Dance Fi Photo VIDEO: Sara Brians, Alex Hartman, Sam Quinn and More Come Together for Short Dance Film PEOPLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2020

Broadway's Sara Brians, Alex Hartman and Sam Quinn teamed up to create a dance short film with the message of community and love. To experience music and dance is to connect with humanity. It is to inspire empathy, and we all need this fundamental, shared experience more than ever right now. People need people. To live. To create. To love. To heal.

Sara Brians Videos

STAGE TUBE: Tommy Tune Makes Surprise Appearance at Noah Racey's PULSE at Asolo Rep
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2013

Asolo Repertory Theatre closed its production of Noah Racey's Pulse on June 16th, 2013. Tommy Tune made a surprise appearance at the final performance to congratulate the cast and creative team. Click below to watch the emotional backstage moment!


Sara Brians Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sara Brians been in?
Sara Brians has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Sara Brians been in?
Sara Brians has not appeared in the West End


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