Black and Blue

Opened: January 26, 1989
Closing: January 20, 1991

Black and Blue - 1989 - Broadway History , Info & More

Minskoff Theatre (Broadway)
200 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

In ' black and blue ' takes Introdans Ensemble for Youth the audience in the imaginative world of Alwin Nikolaïs. The famous American artist made not only works, but also designed light, sound, decor and costumes.

Thanks to Intro dance, that the exclusive right acquired to work some of his magic to dance in Netherlands, we are introduced to his masterpiece ' Crucible '. Also ' Tensile Involvement ' takes a special place amongst the many other works of Nikolaïs success. In this almost sixty years old choreography excel the dancers in a tangle of elastics. The funny ' Blue Journey ' by David Maddy and the beautiful ' Short Circuit ' of Jérôme Meyer interwoven dance on exciting way with movie images.

' This performance should be seen by anyone who is open to pure theater magic. Regardless of the age ' (de Gelderlander)

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I'm a Woman
Hoofers a Capella
Royal Garden Blues
If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It
I Want a Big Butter and Egg Man
Rhythm Is Our Business
Mystery Song
Daybreak Express
That Rhythm Man
Swinging to 'Wednesday Night Hop'
Call It Stormy Monday
I'm Getting 'Long Alright
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
St. Louis Blues
After You've Gone
Everybody Loves My Baby
Stompin' at the Savoy
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Come Sunday
'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Memories of You
Body and Soul
Am I Blue
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
In a Sentimental Mood
Black and Blue
East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Black and Tan Fantasy
Black and Blue has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1989 and Broadway which opened in 1989.
Best Musical and , Best Choreography for Cholly Atkins, Best Choreography for Henry LeTang, Best Choreography for Frankie Manning, Best Choreography for Fayard Nicholas, Best Costume Design for Claudio Segovio , Best Costume Design for Hector Orezzoli, Best Direction of a Musical for Claudio Segovia, Best Direction of a Musical for Hector OrezzoliBest Lighting Design for Neil Peter Jampolis and Best Lighting Design for Jane Reisman .
Best Choreography for Cholly Atkins Best Choreography for Henry LeTang Best Choreography for Frankie Manning Best Choreography for Fayard Nicholas, Best Costume Design for Claudio Segovio , Best Costume Design for Hector Orezzoli, Best Direction of a Musical for Claudio Segovia, Best Direction of a Musical for Hector Orezzoli, Best Lighting Design for Neil Peter Jampolis, Best Lighting Design for Jane Reisman , .
Black and Blue has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Jane Reisman and Neil Peter Jampolis. Additionally, it was also nominated for Outstanding Musical at the Drama Desk Awards.



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