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Century Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 46th St., Basement

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Originally produced by The American Dance Machine, with Lee Theodore: Founder and Executive Director, the show was a "Living Archive" of Broadway theatre dance; great theatre dances saved from oblivion. Choreographers included: Agnes De Mille, Jack Cole, Joe Layton, Michael Kidd, Ron Field, Bob Fosse, Onna White and Peter Gennaro. Featured dancers and guest artists included Harold Cromer, Liza Gennaro, Patti Mariano, Lawrence Leritz and Donald Young.



Point Park University's REP Professional Theatre to Present WIG OUT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The REP Professional Theatre Company will be opening the 2016-2017 season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner and hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. Produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins in association with Patricia Watt, the Chita Rivera Awards have announced award presenters today. (more...)

GREAT COMET, BANDSTAND and More Take Home 2017 Chita Rivera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Winners for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced this evening at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Beth Leavel and Tony & Olivier Nominated Gavin Lee Appear at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner, Beth Leavel and Tony and Olivier nominated and Drama Desk Award-winner, Gavin Lee, will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight concert scheduled for Monday, October 17 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

Broadway Vets Set for American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's Return to The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) has announced casting and musical numbers for their return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), it was announced today by Founder and Producing Artistic Director Nikki Feirt Atkins. Performances beginMonday, December 21st and run through Sunday, January 3rd. (more...)

American Dance Machine to Present Works by Susan Stroman, Michael Bennett & More, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present a benefit evening of classic musical theater dance numbers from A Chorus Line, Contact, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, 42nd Street and Promises! Promises on Monday, November 11 at New York City Center, Studio Five at 7:00 p.m. Each piece has been coached by artists intimately involved in their original productions. The evening will be directed by Artistic Director Margo Sappington and feature live music with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. ADM21 is a new non-profit dance company founded by Executive Director Nikki Feirt Atkins, dedicated to creating a living and vibrant archive of classic and current notable musical theater choreography. (more...)

American Dance Machine to Celebrate Broadway Choreography at Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21), for those who love the dance in Broadway musicals, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) after their sold out run last year, it was announced today by founder and producing artistic director Nikki Feirt Atkins. Performances begin Monday, December 21st and run through Sunday, January 3rd. Tickets start at $10. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 20, 2015
by - Oct 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Don't Tell Mama Announces BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH November Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for November! (more...)

Kicking Into High Gear: American Dance Machine's NEXT LOOK: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
by Mary Callahan - Nov 15, 2013

On Monday, November 11th The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century performed “Next Look,” an exclusive benefit showing in preparation for the company's full-length New York City debut at the Joyce Theater next year. The benefit performance included reconstructed works from show-stopping musicals such as Contact, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, and Promises Promises. (more...)

ADM:21 Presents Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut today, November 11-16, announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut,November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Dance in Film Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Dance in Film nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today at a reception at The Lambs Club. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered films that opened during the 2016-2017 theater season. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

BANDSTAND, CATS, HOLIDAY INN, SWEET CHARITY Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

A Conversation with American Dance Set for Steps, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Steps Beyond Foundation continues its Artists Talk series with A Conversation with American Dance Machine 21, featuring directors Nikki Feirt Atkins and Margo Sappington, joined by Robert La Fosse, Tome Cousins, and Lars Rosager, along with ADM21 dancers Georgina Pazcoguin, Amar Ramasar, and Jessica Lee Goldyn, Sunday, March 22 at Steps on Broadway. (more...)

The Chita Rivera Awards to Honor the Best in Dance and Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) announced that it has established the The Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography (formerly The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards) to honor the best of theatrical dance and choreography, both on Broadway and off, as well as film and television. (more...)

Steps Beyond Presents Conversation with American Dance Machine, March 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

The Steps Beyond Foundation's Artists Talk Series presents PASSING IT ON: A CONVERSATION WITH AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE 21 with Nikki Feirt Atkins, Robert La Fosse, Tome Cousins, Lars Rosager, Margo Sappington and ADM dancers Georgina Pazcoguin, Amar Ramasar, Jessica Lee Goldyn. (more...)

The Steps Beyond Foundation Presents Conversation with American Dance Machine, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

The Steps Beyond Foundation's Artists Talk Series presents PASSING IT ON: A CONVERSATION WITH AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE 21 with Nikki Feirt Atkins, Robert La Fosse, Tome Cousins, Lars Rosager, Margo Sappington and ADM dancers Georgina Pazcoguin, Amar Ramasar, Jessica Lee Goldyn. (more...)

LIZA LIVE! Extends Through March at Don't Tell Mama; Adds Special 'Happy Birthday' Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is extending his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE!' through March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) todays, March 5th, 12th and 26th. (more...)

University of Washington Musical Theater Program presents PIPPIN for Third Annual Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences presents the third annual production of the UW Musical Theater Program, Pippin. The production runs March 10th through March 19th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at NE 41st Street and University Way NE.  (more...)

ADM21 to Make Joyce Theater Debut, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut, November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut,November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

American Tap Dance Foundation to Host Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Executive Director, has announced ATDF has been selected to administer the prestigious Fred and Adele Astaire Awards beginning with the 2016/2017 Broadway season. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, Celebrating Broadway Choreography, Returning to Joyce Theater, 12/22-1/3/2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21), for those who love the dance in Broadway musicals, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) after their sold out run last year, it was announced today by founder and producing artistic director Nikki Feirt Atkins.  Performances begin Tuesday, December 22nd and run through Sunday, January 3rd.  Tickets start at $10. (more...)

Artistic Director Margo Sappington Departs ADM21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

After three and a half years with ADM21, Artistic Director Margo Sappington announces her resignation from the organization. (more...)

American Tap Dance Foundation to Host Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Executive Director, has announced ATDF has been selected to administer the prestigious Fred and Adele Astaire Awards beginning with the 2016/2017 Broadway season. (more...)

Rick Skye to Bring LIZA LIVE! to Don't Tell Mama This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is extending his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE!' through March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) on Saturdays, February 13th and 20th, March 5th, 12th and 26th. Shows are at 8:00pm except for Saturday, March 12th, which is a special 'Happy 70th Birthday, Liza' evening beginning at 5:00pm. Musical Direction is by the brilliant Ricky Ritzel. (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

Rick Skye Brings LIZA LIVE! to Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is bringing his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE! in Concert' for four Saturdays to Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) on Saturdays, tonight, January 23rd, January 30th and February 13th and 20th at 8:00pm. Musical Direction is by the brilliant Ricky Ritzel. (more...)

University of Washington Musical Theater Program presents PIPPIN for Third Annual Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences presents the third annual production of the UW Musical Theater Program, Pippin. The production runs March 10th through March 19th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at NE 41st Street and University Way NE.  (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winner Lisa Howard to Appear at Ocean State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Drama Desk Award-winner, Lisa Howard will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight II concert scheduled for Monday, March 6 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

LIZA LIVE! Extends Through March at Don't Tell Mama; Adds Special 'Happy Birthday' Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is extending his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE!' through March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) on Saturdays, March 5th, 12th and 26th. (more...)

Rick Skye to Bring LIZA LIVE! to Don't Tell Mama This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is extending his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE!' through March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) todays, February 13th and 20th, March 5th, 12th and 26th. Shows are at 8:00pm except for Today, March 12th, which is a special 'Happy 70th Birthday, Liza' evening beginning at 5:00pm. Musical Direction is by the brilliant Ricky Ritzel. (more...)

Artist Series Presents BROADWAY ROX at Moran Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

BROADWAY ROX, the new live concert experience that celebrates your favorite hits from over 20 of the most iconic Broadway musicals, plays at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only tonight, February 1, 2014 at 8PM. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Become Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli
by Donna Marie Nowak - Dec 3, 2014

Critically acclaimed entertainers Tommy Femia and RIck Skye bring to life the 20th Century's greatest mother/daughter duo at DON'T TELL MAMA! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 12/20/2015 - 12/27/2015
by BWW - Dec 27, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 12/20/2015 - 12/27/2015. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Captivates Audiences with Legendary Musical Theater Numbers
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 24, 2015

This past Monday marked the opening night of The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) as they returned to New York City. Founded and Produced by Artistic Director Nikki Feirt Atkins, ADM21 is dedicated to creating a living and vibrant archive of classic and current notable musical theater choreography. Continuing the legacy of the late Lee Theodore, who established the original American Dance Machine in 1976 until her death in 1987, and believed that "many great choreographic works are lost with the musical they once embellished," the impetus to preserve these dances drove Theodore and continues to drive Ms. Atkins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) from Monday, December 21st  through Sunday, January 3rd. Check out photos below! (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, Celebrating Broadway Choreography, Returning to Joyce Theater, 12/22-1/3/2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21), for those who love the dance in Broadway musicals, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) after their sold out run last year, it was announced today by founder and producing artistic director Nikki Feirt Atkins.  Performances begin Today, December 22nd and run through Sunday, January 3rd.  Tickets start at $10. (more...)

Artist Series to Present BROADWAY ROX at Moran Theater, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

BROADWAY ROX, the new live concert experience that celebrates your favorite hits from over 20 of the most iconic Broadway musicals, plays at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8PM. (more...)

BICK GOSS, Dancer, Director, Choreographer and New York's MUSICAL MONDAYS THEATRE LAB Founder and Artistic Director, Dies at 75
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 6, 2013

Richard 'Bick' Goss, a noted New York City-based theater director and choreographer, former Bob Fosse dancer, and the Founder and Co-Artistic Director (with Frank Evans) of the non-profit musical theater development organization, Musical Mondays Theatre Lab, died this past Saturday, August 3, from complications related to Parkinson's Disease, which Mr. Goss had battled for more than five years. He was 75 years old. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Robert Creighton, Felicia Finley and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who has produced over 200 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States, will return to his native Rhode Island to produce his first concert in his home state. (more...)

Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, announces an educational partnership with American Dance Machine for the Twenty-First Century (ADM21). (more...)

Point Park University's REP Professional Theatre to Present WIG OUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The REP Professional Theatre Company will be opening the 2016-2017 season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!. (more...)

Robert Fairchild & Melanie Moore to Perform LA LA LAND Duet and More at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards, will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner, hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins and Patricia Watt, announced additional performances today. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Host 2017 Chita Rivera Awards at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bebe Neuwirth (two-time Tony and Emmy award winner; Chicago, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity,'Cheers,' 'Frasier') will host the Chita Rivera Awards, taking place at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W. 45th Street) on Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm, it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, founder and producing artistic director of American Dance Machine of the 21st Century. (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Chet Walker, Nikki Feirt Atkins and Ellenore Scott Set for The Dance Enthusiast's Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Dance Enthusiast, leading an exuberant revolution in dance communication through awareness, celebration and integration of dance with stories following artists at work, is pleased to host its next installment of Enthusiastic Events!, Dance: Broadway Stage and Screen. (more...)

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