Jared Grimes News

Two Productions of 42ND STREET Are Vying to Shuffle Off to BroadwayTwo Productions of 42ND STREET Are Vying to Shuffle Off to Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 14, 2017

The Post's Michael Riedel has reported that two acclaimed productions of the beloved musical 42nd Street are currently vying for a spot on Broadway. (more...)

CHRP Alumni Take Tap Skills to Drury Lane's 42ND STREETCHRP Alumni Take Tap Skills to Drury Lane's 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

For 28 years, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has exposed young participants and scholarship students to the teaching and experience of masters in the field like Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, Dianne 'Lady Di' Walker and more. CHRP alumni include many of the world's leading tap dance performers, choreographers and directors - making their mark around the world and Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: 42ND STREET Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: 42ND STREET Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick. This production is directed by Michael Heitzman with choreography by Jared Grimes. 42nd Street runs now through January 7, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The show officially opened on November 5, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch The Cast and Creative Team of 42ND STREET In Rehearsals at Drury Lane Theatre!VIDEO: Watch The Cast and Creative Team of 42ND STREET In Rehearsals at Drury Lane Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre runs through January 2018! Watch the cast in rehearsals in this video! (more...)

Review Roundup: 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?Review Roundup: 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

42ND STREET at the Drury Lane Theatre runs through January 2018, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick. The press opening is scheduled for this Sunday, November 5, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. (more...)

Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. (more...)

Review Roundup: Revised HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at True Colors Theatre CompanyReview Roundup: Revised HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at True Colors Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME runs through October 8 at True Colors Theatre Company, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company
by Justin Cole Adams - Sep 24, 2017

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company bring to life a story of community and hope with the lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Mark Return to the Dance Center with World PremiereChicago Human Rhythm Project to Mark Return to the Dance Center with World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

After a 10-plus-year absence, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) opens the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 2017-18 season with a program assembled by Founder and Director Lane Alexander and CHRP Artist In Residence Dani Borak. Performances are September 21-23 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

VIDEO: Triple Threat Jared Grimes Shares Music Video for New Single 'Hang Awhile'VIDEO: Triple Threat Jared Grimes Shares Music Video for New Single 'Hang Awhile'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Triple Threat Jared Grimes premieres his 4th single and music video, 'Hang Awhile', and it is sure to get your foot tapping! (more...)

ARC to Kick Off Fall 2017 with 'All For ONE' Open House WeekARC to Kick Off Fall 2017 with 'All For ONE' Open House Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The American Rhythm Center (ARC), Chicago's shared education, rehearsal and special-event facility for dance and theatre arts, kicks off the fall season with 'All For ONE,' a week of $1 classes September 5-11 in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago. (more...)

Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Triple-Threat, Jared Grimes for Part II of their ConversationPodcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Triple-Threat, Jared Grimes for Part II of their Conversation
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Aug 25, 2017

Today's episode is part 2 of my conversation with Jared Grimes. I highly suggest listening to the first episode so check that out if you haven't. This episode we talk about Jared's very unique daily routines. We also talk about choreographing vs. performing and Jared has some of the best answers to my usual 'final questions.' (more...)

ARC to Kick Off Fall 2017 with 'All For ONE' Open House WeekARC to Kick Off Fall 2017 with 'All For ONE' Open House Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The American Rhythm Center (ARC), Chicago's shared education, rehearsal and special-event facility for dance and theatre arts, kicks off the fall season with 'All For ONE,' a week of $1 classes September 5-11 in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago. (more...)

Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Triple-Threat, Jared GrimesPodcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes Triple-Threat, Jared Grimes
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Aug 16, 2017

Today's guest is Jared Grimes. Jared is a true triple threat. He has shared the stage with legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Hines, Mariah Carey, and also performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Mark Return to the Dance Center with World PremiereChicago Human Rhythm Project to Mark Return to the Dance Center with World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

After a 10-plus-year absence, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) opens the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 2017-18 season with a program assembled by Founder and Director Lane Alexander and CHRP Artist In Residence Dani Borak. Performances are September 21-23 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Raises $175,000 at JubaleeChicago Human Rhythm Project Raises $175,000 at Jubalee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) hosted its Jubalee Gala July 21 at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, which included honoring The Chicago Community Trust and its President and CEO Terry Mazany with the JUBA! Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Cultural Community in Chicago. Past JUBA! Award recipient, the Honorable Mayor Rahm Emanuel, served as Honorary Chair. With nearly 600 people in attendance, CHRP raised $175,000, including a $75,000 leadership gift from guests Philip and Marsha Dowd, from a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, contributions and a raffle.  Following a preshow reception in CHRP's American Rhythm Center, guests gathered in the packed Studebaker Theater for the presentation of the JUBA! Award and the JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance performance that highlighted CHRP's 27th annual Rhythm World summer festival. The concert featured Chicago Human Rhythm Project performing a world premiere by Artist In Residence Dani Borak and three classics by African-American choreographers Buster Brown, Lon Chaney and Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer; STOMP alumna and Broadway hoofer (Shuffle Along) Lisa LaTouche performing her masterpiece Love Me or Leave Me with Tre Dumas and Nico Rubio; STOMP cast members Ali Bradley and Jeremy Price; North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble; solo performances by Lee Howard and Jumaane Taylor; a trio performance by Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson and Imania Fatima Detry; scholarship students from Tokyo directed by Yukiko Misumi; and more. A VIP champagne reception onstage with the artists followed the performance. (more...)

Chicago Community Trust, CEO Terry Mazany to Receive Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 2017 JUBA! AwardChicago Community Trust, CEO Terry Mazany to Receive Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 2017 JUBA! Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 27th Jubalee Gala. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces Casting for Biennial BALLET FESTIVALThe Joyce Theater Announces Casting for Biennial BALLET FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Casting updates have been announced for The Joyce Theater Foundation's upcoming Ballet Festival, a two-week festival of ballet showcasing some of America's most exciting contemporary companies and choreographers with Joyce commissions on each program. Co-curated by Curatorial Associate John Selya, the Festival -- July 19-29 -- is designed to recognize dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company setting and, in many.  (more...)

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