The Red Shoes

Ages: 8+
Opened: December 16, 1993
Closing: December 19, 1993

The Red Shoes - 1993 - Broadway History , Info & More

Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 51st St. New York, NY

Based on the film The Red Shoes

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Have Any Broadway Musicals Ever Closed Before They Opened?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Mar 5, 2023

Broadway historian and self-proclaimed theatre nerd Jennifer Ashley Tepper is here to help with her new series, Broadway Deep Dive. This month, the reader question was: Have Any Broadway Musicals Ever Closed Before They Opened?

Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is "S'Wonderful" at The Argyle Theater
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Oct 3, 2022

What did our critic think of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Argyle Theater?

Donald Pippin, Broadway Music Director, Conductor & Songwriter Passes Away at 95
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Broadway music director, conductor, arranger, and songwriter Donald Pippin has passed away at 95. Pippin's work included his notable collaborations with Jerry Herman, including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. 

World Premiere of AMERICA(NA) TO ME to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

The world premiere Pillow-exclusive engagement, America(na) to Me, will kick off Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022 in the opening week of the Festival – as the first week-long performance in the newly renovated Ted Shawn Theatre – from June 22-26.

What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country!
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021

We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

Wake Up With BWW 2/19: First Look at the New FROZEN Cast, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

Today's top stories: get a first look at new cast members in Frozen, and more!

Meet the Cast of GRAND HORIZONS - Now in Previews on Broadway!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

Grand Horizons is now in previews on Broadway!  Grand Horizons will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement, and officially open on January 23, 2020 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).

Ben McKenzie Completes the Cast of Broadway's GRAND HORIZONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2019

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced Ben McKenzie (Ben) will complete the cast of Bess Wohl's GRAND HORIZONS. The production will mark his Broadway debut.

BWW Review: HOCUS POCUS at Roxy's Downtown, An Unauthorized Parody
by Craig Richardson - Oct 24, 2019

After World War II was over, we saw an increase in the American population thus characterizing that peace, love making lovers as 'the baby boomer' generation. They of course in turn gave birth to what is known as Generation X bringing a new age emergence of punk rock, grunge, and apparently both awesome and tasty cocktails. Generation X gave us millennials.

BWW Review: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Fakkel Theater
by Patrick Honoré - Sep 10, 2019

From August 30 to September 15, Inteam Production is presenting the Belgian premiere of Kander & Ebb's masterpiece Kiss of the Spider Woman, based on the novel by Manuel Puig and the award-winning movie version in 1985.

Sid Ramin, Broadway Composer, Arranger, and Orchestrator, Dies at 100
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer and orchestrator Sid Ramin, best known for his work on West Side Story, has died, according to The New York Times. Ramin was 100 years old.

Stanley Donen, Director and Choreographer of Movie Musicals, Has Died at 94
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2019

Stanley Donen, director of movie musicals such as Singin' In The Rain and On The Town, has died, according to Variety. Donen was 94.

Wake Up With BWW 2/19: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Opens, New FROZEN Cast Members Begin, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Grab your coffee and catch up on today's top stories from around the Broadway World!

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows: Emerging Writers and Experienced Advisors Come Together for Creative Dialogue
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 13, 2018

Fifteen screenwriters from countries including the U.S., Lebanon, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom will bring twelve projects to the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, taking place January 18-23, 2019 at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. The Lab provides an immersive environment that encourages all participants to embrace a spirit of creative risk-taking and collaboration, and imparts vital lessons in the art and craft of screenwriting while building a robust creative community. Through one-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors, Fellows take part in an artistically rigorous process that facilitates the deep exploration needed to fully realize their material. The Lab is the first step in a year-round continuum of customized creative and tactical support for each project and team.

American Blues Theater Adds Ensemble Members, 'Buddy Holly' Zachary Stevenson Appointed To Artistic Affiliates
by Julie Musbach - Nov 13, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the addition of five new Ensemble members and one new Artistic Affiliate to the Blues family. Joining the Ensemble is director, designer and Associate Producer Elyse Dolan, who directed several works in past Ripped and Blue Ink festivals; designer Jared Gooding, lighting designer of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story; actor Philip Earl Johnson, who is slated to appear in the upcoming Chicago premiere of Steven Dietz's On Clover Road; director Chuck Smith, director of the recent American Blues production of Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West; and actress and playwright Wandachristine, who won many awards for her solo performance Beauty's Daughter. Actor Zachary Stevenson has been named an Artistic Affiliate. Stevenson recently made his Chicago debut as 'Buddy Holly' in American Blues Theater's Joseph Jefferson Award-winning musical Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story, in which he also won a Jeff Award for Performance in a Musical.

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by Julie Musbach - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.

BWW Interview: ZJ Fang, the Chinese Soloist In ABT: How Injury Gave Me A Second Chance In Ballet at Lincoln Center
by Qianqian Xing - Sep 25, 2018

Zhong-Jing Fang was promoted to soloist at the American Ballet Theatre in 2018, the first Chinese ballerina to be promoted to soloist since Yan Chen in 1993. Almost ten years ago, she tore her posterior tibial tendon in her right foot during a rehearsal. Doctors told her that the chances of her returning to the stage were extremely slim.

Patrick Cassidy to Perform At Inland Pacific Ballet's SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2018

Actor Patrick Cassidy, best known for his roles in musical theatre and television, headlines Some Enchanted Evening ~ A Night of Broadway Song & Dance to benefit Inland Pacific Ballet, the professional ballet company based in the Inland Empire. This 2nd annual intimate cabaret evening features song and dance by Inland Pacific Ballet dancers and Academy students, cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, dessert, silent/live auction, and is hosted by IPB Associate Director Jonathan Sharp (The Red Shoes, Carousel, The Rocky Horror Show Live, The Dance of the Vampires, Fiddler on the Roof). Some Enchanted Evening takes place on Saturday, September 22 at 6 p.m., at Inland Pacific Ballet located at 9061 Central Avenue, Montclair, 91763.

BWW Review: Original Cast of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Reunites at Feinstein's/54 Below for Energetic Concert
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 24, 2018

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES was my first Broadway musical, so it not only holds a special place in my heart, but I still remember most of the lyrics. Running for 577 performances in 1982-83 and earning a Tony nomination for Best Musical, PUMP BOYS was 'the little show that could' with just six cast members and a small set. But the characters and songs captured many fans who came out to relive the experience at Feinstein's/54 Below July 22.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2018

The stunning National Theatre production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America opened on Broadway tonight at the Neil Simon Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture all of the red carpet action. See the stars arrive for the big night below!

Cast And Creatives Announced For U.S. Premiere of DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2018

The Old Globe, together with Children's Theatre Company (CTC), and in partnership with The Old Vic, today announced details for the Minneapolis and San Diego productions of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax in its U.S. premiere. The production, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, is adapted for the stage by David Greig (Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; recent work: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cover My Tracks) with music and lyrics written by Charlie Fink (Frontman/songwriter for the hit musical group, Noah and the Whale (2007-2015). H. Adam Harris, along with Meghan Kreidler and Rick Miller puppeteering, will play The Lorax. Joining them is Steven Epp as The Once-ler. Playing multiple roles in the ensemble are Ansa Akyea, Christopher Becknell, Stephanie Bertumen, Brian Bose, Ryan Colbert, Lynnea Doublette, Johannah "Joh" Easley, Rajane Katurah, Ryan Lear, Ryan Dean Maltz, Emily Michaels King, and Autumn Ness.

Holly Hynes and Zack Brown Among 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2018

Legendary ballet costume designer HOLLY HYNES and costume and scenic designer ZACK BROWN are among the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Ms. Hynes was selected to receive the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Brown will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through TDF's Costume Collection. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).

An Epic Returns: Meet the Cast of ANGELS IN AMERICA- Now in Previews!
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 25, 2018

The epic story returns. Tony Kushner's two-part play, ANGELS IN AMERICA makes its way back to Broadway tonight! A cast led by Tony nominee Andrew Garfield and two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane will begin previews tonight at the Neil Simon Theatre with Part 1: Millennium Approaches. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

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by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: meet Dear Evan Hansen's Taylor Trensch in a new interview with Richard Ridge, get a sneak peek at Heidi Blickenstaff in Freaky Friday, and more!


Swan Lake
I Make the Rules
The Audition
Corp de Ballet
When It Happens to You
Top of the Sky
Ballet Montage
It's a Fairy Tale
Be Somewhere
The Rag
Am I to Wish Her Love
Do Svedanya
Come Home
When You Dance for a King
The Ballet of the Red Shoes
Miss Page
Alone in the Light
Who Knows Where It Goes
The Story of the Red Shoes
One and One Are Two
It's Always Like This the First Time
I'm Home
I'll Never Know
The Red Shoes has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1993, US Tour which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.



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