Tag: on the town

Ricky Ubeda's On the Town Family

It’s no secret we were pumped when we heard the official announcement: Ricky Ubeda is joining the cast of On the Town on Broadway. You may recall, we were so excited, we couldn’t wait to see him in costume—so we got a little Photoshop-happy with the pictures from Ubeda’s DS cover shoot… LOL. (Original photo […]

Megan Fairchild aka "Miss Turnstiles"

Back in June, we shared the exciting news that New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild will play Ivy Smith in the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town. If you’re not familiar with the show, New Yorker Ivy Smith is chosen to represent the NYC Subway for a month as “Miss Turnstiles” (smh at […]

Former Bunheads Branch Out From the Barre

For dancers who’ve spent their lives in pink tights, signing a big ballet company contract can seem like the be-all-end-all goal. But ballet-trained dancers aren’t one-trick ponies, and many end up leading successful dance careers outside the ballet world. Before you say “ballet or no way,” get inspired by dancers who traded in their pointe […]

Fleet Week Fun

It’s Fleet Week here in NYC—that one magical week when the city is flooded with cute sailor boys. Here at DS, that means it’s time for: Pick Your Favorite Musical Sailors! In the running: South Pacific ‘s rowdy mariners. There ain’t nothin’ like ’em! Anything Goes ‘ tapping tars. They’re the top! The old-schoolers: Frank […]

Presenting Dance Spirit's First-Ever Jazz Hand Awards

The big screen gets the Oscars; the small screen has the Emmys; the world’s top singers duke it out every year at the Grammys. And while Broadway already has the Tony Awards, we wanted to take it one step further. Welcome to The Jazz Hand Awards (aka the Jazzies), honoring the best, brightest and—above all—danciest […]

Georgina Pazcoguin Joining On the Town

It seems like every time we blink, another one of our favorite ballerinas is joining the cast of On the Town. We couldn’t be more excited to see New York City Ballet’s Georgina Pazcoguin as Ivy, starting August 11th! Pazcoguin shows us how it’s done with Amar Ramasar in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. (Photo Paul Kolnik) […]

Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut

It’s been a huge year for Misty Copeland–now a principal with American Ballet Theatre. And she doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon: Yesterday, Copeland announced that she’ll join the cast of the Broadway musical On the Town starting August 25! She’ll be taking over for fellow ballerina Megan Fairchild (a principal with New York City Ballet). (From left) […]

Highlights from The 2015 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards

With T-minus mere hours until the danciest Tony Awards ever (!), the Broadway community has been pretty much drowning in statues, plaques and sealed white envelopes for days. Last Sunday evening, for example, marked the 60th annual Drama Desk Awards, which pitted both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows against each other. And the Theatre World Awards, […]