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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks - 2003 - Broadway



A touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons -one per week for six weeks- in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an mercurial relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. Michael and Lily learn to overcome their outward differences and discover an unlikely but profound connection. By the final lesson, Lily shares with Michael her most closely guarded secret and he shares with her his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion.

Since its Broadway premiere in 2003, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks has been translated into 12 languages with more than 50 productions.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours

Belasco Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Broadway Cast



 

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 15, 2020
Deadline reports that David Hyde Pierce has replaced actor Tom Hollander in the upcoming HBO Max Julia Child drama series.
by Michael Rabice - Sep 15, 2017
Hold your hats boys, Hot Lips Houlihan, aka Loretta Swit from the classic TV show MASH is back in town. Shea's 710 Main Theatre is presenting the two handed play SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS for the remainder of this Curtain Up Weekend. The good new is there are still some seats available, the bad news turns out to be good news--Ms Swit is no longer Hot Lips, but she is a veteran stage actress giving a compelling performance.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2020
Weathervane Theatre's inaugural alternating repertory fall season's third and final Mainstage production - The World Goes 'Round - opens Wednesday, September 16 at 7 PM. It will run in alternating repertory with Little Shop of Horrors and M iracle on South Division Street t hrough October 9th.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by David Green - Sep 11, 2017
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, announced that its ninth season will include productions of two highly entertaining stage plays, presented at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater, as well as the return of much-anticipated free Play Dates staged reading series. The Coyote StageWorks season will open with a performance of Dirty Blonde for nine performances, running February 2 11, 2018. This will be followed by the production The Cocktail Hour, running March 23 - April 1 for nine performances. The Play Dates series will run on selected Sundays from November through June at the Camelot Theater, part of the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019
SWING dance, tango, foxtrot and cha cha combine to serve up lessons in tolerance and acceptance in Melville Theatre's end-of-year show.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 18, 2018
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to announce that Ashley Argota ("True Jackson VP," "Lab Rats"), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ("Hairspray Live," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas) Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) are set to star in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE. Written by Kris Lythgoe, directed by Sheldon Epps, choreography by Mandy Moore, musical direction by Keith Harrison and musical supervisor Michael Orland, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE will begin performances on Wednesday, December 5 and run through December 30, 2018 with a press opening on Friday, December 7 at 7:00pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.Casting is led by LFP Producer Becky Lythgoe, and the full cast will be announced at a later date.  
by David Green - Oct 11, 2017
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, announced that it won a total of eight awards at the Desert Theatre League's annual presentation on October 8. Coyote StageWorks had been nominated for 13 awards for both The Lady With All the Answers, starring Gloria Loring, and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, a popular two-character comedy/drama that featured Loretta Swit and David Engel. Of the 13 nominations, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks won eight awards, tying it Coyote's 2013 production of Tru for the most awards received for a Coyote StageWorks production. Coyote StageWorks has now received an impressive 73 Desert Theatre League Awards since it was founded.
by Kevin Doheny - Nov 6, 2019
In celebration of her upcoming induction into the National Theater Hall of Fame on November 18th, I sat down with Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie for a spirited, informative, career-spanning chat.
by Alan Henry - Nov 24, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of HAIR - The American Tribal Love-rock Musical, Michael Butler, the Broadway producer who brought the musical to its greatest fame and popularity, announces his new production with performances April 20 to June 30 (opening night is April 29) at the newly renovated Palace Theatre at 630 South Broadway, DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 12, 2019
The Ivoryton Playhouse provides a fresh take on Dickens's timeless A Christmas Carol with their production of Charles Evered's An Actor's Carol from December 13 -December 22. It tells the tale of Hugh Pendleton, an actor drained of artistic passion after having played the character of Scrooge one too many times, which leads to Pendleton encountering three ghosts of his own. A cast of 4 actors plays 17 different characters in this hilarious new look at a classic that reminds us that the most jaded among us can find magic in the holiday season- and in the theater as well!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 12, 2018
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to announce that Laguna Playhouse favorite Andrew Barnicle (Twelve Angry Men, Fallen Angels) will join Ashley Argota ("True Jackson VP," "Lab Rats"), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ("Hairspray Live," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas) Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2018
Desert Stages Theatre (DST) announces the lineup for the 2018-2019 season at their new location in Scottsdale Fashion Square. The lineup includes Broadway classics, iconic holiday musicals and youth plays which will be performed on both the intimate Actors Cafe stage and the Mainstage at the DST location.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the third show of its 2017-2018 season, the critically acclaimed, world premiere of THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE, written by Jami Brandli and directed by Ann Hearn is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, MAY 26 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, located in the historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.  
by Julie Musbach - Mar 9, 2018
Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome, in association with Alec Seymour, present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence).  Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement atThe Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2018
REPRISE 2.0 is now announced, presenting a season of three classic American musicals at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, by Marcia Seligson, Producing Artistic Director of the new performing arts organization.  REPRISE 2.0 is partnering with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT), chaired by Brian Kite. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 25, 2018
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the third show of its 2017-2018 season, the world premiere of THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE, written by Jami Brandli and directed by Ann Hearn.  THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE will begin previews on Saturday, March 17 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 23 at 8pm and run through Sunday, May 13 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, located in the historic
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 13, 2018
Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2019
A Classic Theatre presents the international hit play, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri and directed by Harolyn Sharpe. The production has a limited run of 3 performances on April 5 and 6 at 7:30 and April 7th at 2:00pm at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, 102 ML King Ave., Downtown St. Augustine. A fundraiser for ACT, tickets are $30 and may be purchased at www.aclassictheatre.org/tickets. For reservations, call Jan at 904-501-5093.
by David Green - Mar 1, 2018
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley- based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company will conclude its 2018 theatrical season with a production of "The Cocktail Hour," a straight-up comedy about a family on the rocks. The play will star Lee Bryant, Jeffrey Jones, Chuck Yates, and Yo Younger, and will be directed by David Youse. "The Cocktail Hour" is a witty and perceptive play by A.R. Gurney that tells the story of a playwright who returns to his family home in 1970's upstate New York, bringing with him a new play, which he has written about his family. He wants to obtain their permission to proceed with production, but his very proper and wealthy parents are cautious and his sister is upset about how minor her role is in the play.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime. 
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 13, 2018
On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2019
The Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, is thrilled to announce the 2019 54th Summer Season of alternating rep. Under Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini, the Weathervane will present 8 weeks of musicals, comedies and classics never before seen on the Weathervane stage. In addition to Mainstage productions, the Weathervane keeps the calendar full with a variety of other programming for audiences of all ages. 
by Herbert Paine - Jan 5, 2019
Theatre critic Herb Paine offers up 10 Shows in the Phoenix Metro area to look forward to in 2019 ~ to warm the heart and stir the mind.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2018
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the third show of its 2017-2018 season, the world premiere of THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE, written by Jami Brandli and directed by Ann Hearn. THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE will begin previews on Saturday, March 17 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 23 at 8pm and run through Sunday, May 26 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, located in the historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2018
Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott J. Newsome, have announced, today, the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence). Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2019
Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks as the 2nd show in the 2019 54th Season. This funny and touching Broadway hit by Richard Alfieri, Six Dance Lessons joins the rotating repertory on July 10. This title joins the already announced Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bright Star, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Sister Act. Cast, creative team and a full schedule will be announced shortly. Season 54 officially opens on July 6 with the annual Bubble and Squeak. Performances continue for 8 weeks through August 31 culminating in audience favorite Best Of. Other programming including Patchwork Players, will be announced in the coming weeks.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 15, 2019
Weathervane Announces Patchwork Players 2019 Lineup as part of their 54th Season. Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Intern Program Director Marisa Kirby have announced the 2019 Patchwork Players Season. These musicals will feature the Weathervane Intern Company.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 11, 2021
Today's episode features Grammy-nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson. 'I feel such a nostalgia and home- New York is home and Broadway is my first love. When I talk to folks like you, it reminds me of why I got started in the first place and where it all began.' Listen as he chats about his upbringing, the show that inspired his love for the arts, his career on stage and screen, and more!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 5, 2018
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, continues its 25th Silver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce, A Comedy of Tenors.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2018
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, continues its 25thSilver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce, A Comedy of Tenors.
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 16, 2018
BWW Interview: ACTRESS TAMMY CATALANO
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020
Grammy-nominated stage, television and film actor, singer, and songwriter, Cheyenne Jackson, will perform his first ever UK concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 28 June at 2.30pm & 6.30pm.
by Herbert Paine - Feb 11, 2019
Barbara McBain and Roger Prenger are arm-in-arm charming in Desert Stages Theatre's production of SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, directed by Joy Bingham Strimple. Runs through March 3rd.
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 7, 2018
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to present Ashley Argota ('True Jackson VP,' 'Lab Rats'), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ('Hairspray Live,' Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas), Andrews Barnicle (Twelve Angry Men,  Fallen Angels), Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Broadway and TV stars MEGAN HILTY (Wicked, 'Smash') and CHEYENNE JACKSON (Xanadu, 'American Horror Story') as they join forces for a thrilling and personal evening highlighted by powerhouse Broadway showstoppers, American songbook classics and rare musical gems on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. Although the performance is sold out, wait list requests are being accepted.
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by David Green - Dec 20, 2017
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valleybased award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company will kick off its 2018 theatrical season with a production of Dirty Blonde, a popular three-character comedy about the legendary Mae West, starring Steve Gunderson, Bets Malone, and Larry Raben, and directed by James Gruessing. The production will run February 2 11, 2018 with nine performances at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum.
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 10, 2018
Two of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies-Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie-celebrate two of America's most beloved musical theatre composers-Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch-at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 19 (8 p.m.).
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 28, 2017
Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) is pleased to announce the cast for the West Coast premiere of NICK PAYNE'S profoundly moving play INCOGNITO, directed by Ovation nominee and Indy Award-winner KATHARINE FARMER. This dazzling new drama explores what it means to be human and how memory and imagination shape our identities.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2020
Ensemble Theatre presented the latest 'Ensemble Conversations' for people to stay connected to the theatre during this period of isolation.  This week you can hear Ensemble Theatre Ambassador and iconic Australian actor Todd McKenney.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 20, 2018
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the third show of its 2017-2018 season, the critically acclaimed, world premiere of THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE, written by Jami Brandli and directed by Ann Hearn is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, MAY 26 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, located in the historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.  
by Julie Musbach - Apr 18, 2018
Rogue Machine Theatre (2017 Ovation Award "Best Season," and two time recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle "Polly Warfield Award for an Excellent Season in a Small to Mid-Size Theatre") presents four new plays in 2018, about the haunted, about how we survive in a world that is increasingly nonsensical. In addition, an American premiere and a West Coast premiere are being added to Rogue Machine's season.