Ailey and An American in Paris Are Coming to Your TV

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is the most widely-seen piece of modern dance ever. And it’s about to reach even more people. As much as we love seeing live performance, the recent trend of showing dance on TV (and at the movies and through livestreams!) is widening accessibility in a big way. Just in the next fewMore »

Christopher Wheeldon’s Reddit Takeover (It’s Today!)

Who here loves Christopher Wheeldon? I probably don’t even need to wait a second for everyone to raise their hands. But let me count just a few of the reasons why he’s adored by ballet and Broadway fans alike: His choreographic and directorial prowess in the Tony-winning Broadway hit An American in Paris His phenomenal ballet chops on display acrossMore »

Big Moves on Broadway

  On Broadway, there’s a certain excitement that comes with old shows (or not so old shows) closing. A closed show means a newly empty theater, a space for a newer, fresher, hopefully dancier show. Yesterday, I was reminded of the Broadway circle of life with the official opening of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical Hamilton,More »

Working Out With Sara Esty

From Miami City Ballet to Broadway—and the steam room For most dancers, performing six nightly shows and two matinees a week would be the ultimate test of stamina. But for former Miami City Ballet soloist Sara Esty, she’s actually dancing less now that she’s an ensemble dancer in An American in Paris on Broadway. “IMore »

Another Opening, Another Show

The new season kicks off.     Broadway bound: Barrington Stage Company’s On the Town. Photo by Kevin Sprague, Courtesy Barrington Stage Co.   The new season is already under way: Holler If Ya Hear Me opened in June and there are more shows coming, of course. The musicals listed below were scheduled to openMore »