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Twyla Tharp

Date of Birth: July 01, 1941 (81)

Birth Place: Portland, IN, USA

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Twyla Tharp is an American born artist.

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Twyla Tharp Productions

[US Tour, 2011]
[Broadway, 2010]
[Broadway, 2006]
[West End, 2006]
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2006]
[Regional (US), 2005] [Replacement]
[US Tour, 2004]
[Broadway, 2002]
[Broadway, 1985]
[Broadway, 1981]
[Broadway, 1976]



Twyla Tharp Movies

[1965]Tank Dive: Excerpts choreographer

[1979]Hair choreographer

[1981]Ragtime choreographer

[1985]White Nights choreographer

[1994]I'll Do Anything choreographer

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The Royal Ballet to Celebrate Wayne Sleep's 75th Birthday at the Royal Opera House

This July, the Royal Opera House will host a unique event celebrating the 75th birthday of former Royal Ballet Principal dancer, and celebrity of stage and screen, Wayne Sleep.

Review: For Ballet Hispanico Making Art is About Making Change

In celebration of its founder Tina Ramirez, the ballet company’s latest installment at the New York City Center focuses on how dance can build community and celebrate the LatinX culture to make a difference.

Sutton Foster-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, PAL JOEY with Ephraim Sykes and Jennifer Holliday Set for New York City Center's 2023/24 Season

New York City Center has announced programming for the 2023 – 2024 Season, 80 Years at the Center of the Arts, which will include productions of Pal Joey, Titanic, Once Upon a Mattress, Jelly's Last Jam, and more!

The Bessies Announce Nominees For 2023 Bessie Awards

The New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, has announced the nominees for the 2023 Bessie Awards. This year's Bessie Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, August 4, at 7:30pm, at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park as part of Lincoln Center's Summer for the City. The event is free and open to the public.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Brings Four Programmes of Work to Sadler's Wells

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Sadler’s Wells this September to present four programmes of work, blending highlights from Ailey’s illustrious career with work by choreographers Kyle Abraham, Aszure Barton, Ronald K. Brown, Jamar Roberts, and Twyla Tharp.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Announces Company Updates For The 2023-2024 Season

Artistic Director Adam W. McKinney has promoted three artists for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's (PBT) upcoming season, which runs from October 2023 to May 2024. 

Interview: Tatiana Pandiani of TORERA at Alley Theatre

Last year, during the Alley All New Festival, upon the announcement of Law & Order's Monet Hurst-Mendoza having a workshop was news that caused for myself much excitement. The workshop was not a disappointment but made me anxious to witness a full scale production. When it was announced in the 22-23 Alley Theatre season, my excitement grew not only due to the capability of a full scale production, but also the fact that Director and Choreographer, Tatiana Pandiani, would be at the helm.

Christopher Wheeldon's LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE to be Released on Royal Opera House Stream

Like Water for Chocolate will be released on Royal Opera House Stream. This critically acclaimed production is Christopher Wheeldon’s latest full-length work for The Royal Ballet, inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel of the same name, and will be available to watch on ROH Stream from Thursday 18 May 2023. 

First AILEY SPIRIT GALA To Be Held At Jazz At Lincoln Center On May 24

For the first time, the Ailey organization's annual Ailey Spirit Gala will be held in the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. The special event celebrates the art and soul of dance with a unique performance featuring a piece d'occasion entitled Chasing the Spirit created by choreographer and former Ailey Company member Hope Boykin, as well as an excerpt of Alvin Ailey's uplifting Revelations, followed by a festive soirée.

Five-Show Lineup Set for 2023-2024 Season at BalletMet

With both familiar favorites and works entirely new to Columbus’ stage, BalletMet will present five shows during its 2023-2024 season.

Billy Joel Concert At Madison Square Garden Rescheduled Due To New York Rangers Playoffs

Due to the New York Rangers Game 3 against the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel's concert scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Alvin Ailey to Return to BAM for First Time in More Than a Decade With Two Programs

The iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring its passionate energy and dazzling technique back to BAM for the first time since 2010 with two exuberant programs of recent works, and classic audience favorites.

Leslie Smart Named Executive Director of the Louisville Ballet

 Louisville Ballet has appointed Leslie B. Smart, CFRE to executive director of the organization, effective April 1.

Philadelphia Ballet's 2023/2024 Season Will Be Led by Angel Corella's CARMEN

Philadelphia Ballet has announced the details of its forthcoming 2023/2024 performance season.

BACK TO THE FUTURE North American Tour to Launch Summer 2024

The 2022 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical will launch a North American Tour in the summer of 2024. See tour stops, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Nashville Ballet to Present New in Nashville this April

Nashville Ballet will be concluding their 2022-23 Season April 21–23 at TPAC with New in Nashville. A celebration of long-time Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, who has been a part of the company for more than three decades, this unique sampling of music and movement will highlight the growth of the company under Vasterling’s leadership. 

New York City Center to Launch Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship

New York City Center has announced the Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship, launching as part of the upcoming 2023 – 2024 season.

Mary-Mitchell Campbell Reveals Plans for CITY OF ANGELS and LOVE LIFE at Encores!

Mary-Mitchell Campbell takes over as the  Music Director of Encores! this season. While her energies are currently focused on the first show of the new season (Dear World, led by Donna Murphy), she revealed in a recent interview with the New York Times that plans are already underway for future productions of City of Angels and Love Life.

The Catskill Mountain Foundation Launches Its 25th Anniversary Season

The Catskill Mountain Foundation (CMF), one of the largest multidisciplinary arts organizations in upstate New York, has launched its 25th anniversary season by greatly increasing its service to Catskill Region full time and part time residents and tourists visiting the area and supporting the local economy.

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!


Twyla Tharp has written 3 shows including Movin' Out (Conceiver), The Times They are A-Changin' (Conceiver), Come Fly Away (Conceiver).

Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Come Fly Away , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Come Fly Away , Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for - Movin' Out , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Movin' Out , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Movin' Out Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Movin' Out and Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Movin' Out .

Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Come Fly Away, Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for - Movin' Out , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Movin' Out Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Movin' Outand Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Movin' Out.

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