GLEE Was Written With Justin Timberlake In Mind + More News

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Some news items you might have missed:

Out: In a recent episode of the podcast And That’s What You REALLY Missed, GLEE creator Ryan Murphy revealed the role of Mr. Schuester (played by Matthew Morrison) was originally written with Justin Timberlake in mind. And the character was conceived as a meth addict… Continue reading “GLEE Was Written With Justin Timberlake In Mind + More News”

“Everybody Dance” Celebrates Joy Of Disabled Kids Who Dance

In my latest podcast episode, I chat with out writer/director Dan Watt about his new documentary, “Everybody Dance.” The film – a joyous, inspiring celebration of art and ambition – follows Bonnie Schlachte’s Ballet For All Kids dance studio in California.

As the name says, the studio teaches dance to all kids: all ages, all abilities and disabilities – including those with special needs like cerebral palsy or on the autistic spectrum. Continue reading ““Everybody Dance” Celebrates Joy Of Disabled Kids Who Dance”

Daily Dance: American Dance Machine ‘Cool’ From West Side Story

Dancers recreated "Cool" from West Side Story
Dancers recreated "Cool" from West Side Story
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American Dance Machine for the 21st Century has released its latest virtual video, “Cool” from West Side Story, performed by 10 talented dancers around New York City.

“Cool” was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.

Bergasse has staged for ADM21 include “20th Century Fox Mambo” which Josh created for the hit NBC series “Smash,” and “The Great Lover” pas de deux for the 2014 revival of On The Town which was originally choreographed by Jerome Robbins, the revival for which Josh received his first Tony nomination.

Back in December, ADM21 released its first virtual video, “The Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line, performed by 27 singer/dancers coached by Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.