Tag: christopher gattelli

All the Hollywood and Broadway Musical Moments to Look for in “Schmigadoon!”

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of about two dozen dancers got the rare opportunity to work on an upcoming Apple TV+ series—one devoted entirely to celebrating, and spoofing, classic 1940s and ’50s musicals from the Great White Way and Hollywood. “Schmigadoon!”, which premiered on AppleTV+ July 16, stars Cecily Strong and […]

Take Class for Free With Some of the Biggest BIPOC Choreographers

There’s a new, free way to take dance classes from some of the biggest dancers and choreographers without leaving home. Spotlighting BIPOC artists and those from underrepresented populations in the dance world, “Share The Floor” allows dancers to study with masters like Savion Glover, Sergio Trujillo, Bill T. Jones, Ariana DeBose, Sasha Hutchings, Francesca Harper […]

Catch 42nd Street, Kinky Boots and 3 Other Shows on PBS This Month

PBS’ third annual “Broadway’s Best” series starts tonight, and this year’s edition is a treat for dance lovers. The 2019 lineup features five shows: three are Broadway musicals, one’s a West End play and the fifth is a taping from The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, with movement by a big-name choreographer. Each […]

Secrets of Christopher Gattelli's "My Fair Lady" Choreo

In case you haven’t heard, the classic musical My Fair Lady is back on Broadway in a 10-time Tony-nominated production—including a nod for Christopher Gattelli’s critically-lauded choreography. (Fun fact: Also among the nominations is Gattelli’s own choreography for SpongeBob SquarePants—he’s so good that he’s competing against himself! But I digress.) The other week, BroadwayDirect spoke […]

Here Are Your 2018 Tony Nominations

Happy Tony nom day, everybody! This morning, we heard the full list of 2018 Tony Award nominees, straight from the very beautiful lips of announcers Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPhee. We’re especially happy that two of our faves—Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants—are leading the pack with 12 nods each. And we’re even more excited […]

Now Is the Time to See Newsies in Theaters (Again!)

Mark your calendars, fansies! On August 5 and 9, your favorite Newsies’ll be out there carrying the banner, one last time. That’s right, the Tony-winning cult musical—filmed live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in September 2016—is coming back to more than 630 movie theaters around the country for just two more showtimes, 12:55 pm on […]

Newsies "Get Up and Go"

We love these guys so much we just HAD to put them on our July/August 2012 cover. (Photo by Jacob Pritchard) Have we mentioned lately that we’re obsessed with the Broadway show Newsies? OK, maybe we have once or twice (or maybe it was three times). But can you blame us? I mean, Disney sure […]

Rating the Tony Awards' Highlights

Who caught the Tony Awards yesterday? It was an interesting night at the Beacon Theater, with lots of surprises when it came to the winners, for sure. But I’d like to begin this recap by establishing that Neil Patrick Harris is a national treasure. If he could host everything, ever—maybe with an occasional cameo by […]