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DanceMedia Editors Debate the 2019 Tony Awards Nominations

The Tony Award nominations were announced yesterday morning, and, as always, they gave us a lot to talk about. Could Hadestown sweep the awards? Why didn’t John Heginbotham’s work on Oklahoma! garner him a Best Choreography nomination? What musical numbers will the nominated shows bring to the ceremony on June 9? To discuss, we gathered […]

Meet Ari Groover: the Broadway Dancer Who Moonlights as a DJ

Earlier this year, Ari Groover faced the ultimate Broadway champagne problem: She was offered a contract for both Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Head Over Heels. She ultimately chose Head Over Heels, and watching her in the show, it’s easy to see why she’s in such demand: Groover is a consummate storyteller, imbuing Spencer […]

6 Dance-Filled Reasons to Tune in to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Don’t get us wrong: We’re totally looking forward to enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. But one of our favorite parts of the holiday actually happens in the morning. We’ve got six reasons for you to wake up early on Turkey Day, and they’re all part of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 92nd annual holiday event […]

Glenn Close Earns Her Spot On Broadway

As more and more stars from movies and television get their kicks doing Broadway musicals, more and more choreographers have to find steps for them to dance. Sometimes it’s not hard: Denis Jones discovered that Tony Danza had trained in tap when they worked on Honeymoon in Vegas; Spencer Liff had spent years choreographing for […]

Wendy Perron’s Best of 2016

The following list is limited by where and when I was able to see dance. New Choreography (World, U. S. and company premieres) Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Vortex Temporum, at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Her group Rosas accumulates a fierce momentum shared by the band Ictus, playing composer Gérard Grisey’s score emphasizing the transformation of […]

Your All-Day Backstage Pass to Lincoln Center

Watch students in class at SAB, PC Rosalie O’Connor Are you already feeling post-World Ballet Day blues? Never fear! Your next all-day online binge watch is just two days away. This Friday, Lincoln Center will host a livestream on its Facebook page from 8:30 am EST to “curtain down” Friday night. All 11 of the performing arts organizations that make up […]

Waiting in the Wings

Many things start in September, and the theater season used to be one of them. But once air-conditioning arrived, theatergoing became possible even during a New York summer. So the 2016–17 theater season began in July, with the return of two oldies but goodies. Motown: The Musical brought the life story of music legend Berry […]