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American Dance Machine Reconstructs Famous Choreographers Works

American Dance Machine Reconstructs Famous Choreographers Works
Donna McKechnie

The choreographers photo credit Mlop

Founded by Producing Artistic Director Nikki Feirt Atkins, American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, a living archive of musical theater dance, played to enthusiastic audiences when the production appeared at The Joyce in November 2014. For a return engagement this fall, ADM21 will again reconstruct original choreography from revered musicals for an enchanting new program filled with live music and special guest stars.

T2C was at the meet and greet and captured some of the program raw.

Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (How to Succeed, The Who’s Tommy, AIDA), founder and producing artistic director Nikki Feirt Atkins, Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid”), Tommy Tune (Grand Hotel), Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Treat Williams (“Everwood,” “127 Hours”), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), Warren Carlyle (After Midnight), Robert la Fosse (Jerome Robbins Broadway), Ed Kresley (Hello Dolly!), Lars Rosager (42nd Street), Pamela Sousa (Pippin), Jason Sparks (After Midnight), Angelique Ilo (Crazy for You), Adam Murray (Wicked), Carla Earle (The Wiz), are all represented. The cast of ADM21 includes:
Claire Camp (Joseph, Flashdance – The Musical),
Chloe Campbell (In The Heights, Mary Poppins),
Rick Faugno (On The 20th Century, Jersey Boys)
Lori Ann Ferreri (On The Town, Wicked),
Shonica Gooden (Roger + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bring It On),
Susie Gorman (Movin’ Out, Oliver),
Rachel Guest (Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid),
Tyler Hanes (A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity),
Nick Kepley (Mary Poppins, Camelot),
David Paul Kidder (Gypsy, How to Succeed…),
Marty Lawson (How to Succeed…, Promises, Promises)
Paloma Garcia Lee (On The TownNice Work If You Can Get It),
Jess LeProtto (On The Town, Newsies),
Cathy Lyn (West Side Story, Sesame Street Live),
Skye Mattox (On The Town, West Side Story),
Nicholas Palmquist (“Saturday Night Live”, Guggenheim’s Works & Process),
Georgina Pazcoguin (New York City Ballet, On The Town),
Tera-Lee Pollin (Hot Feet, Urban Cowboy),
Justin Prescott (Gigi, After Midnight),
Amy Ruggiero (Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour, Radio City Christmas Spectacular)
Tommy Scrivens (Parsons Dance, dre.dance)
Mikey Winslow (On The Town, American Idiot).

Programs are subject to change.

Program: Jack Cole Medley, “Gotta Dance” from Singin’ in the Rain, “We’ll Take a Glass Together” from Grand Hotel, “Dream Ballet” from Rogers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, “Sweet Georgia Brown” from Bubbling Brown Sugar, “Slap that Bass” from Crazy for You, “Fight from Golden Boy” from Golden Boy, “Cool” from West Side Story, “Pinball Wizard” from The Who’s Tommy, “Calling You” from “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Mr. Monotony” from Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, “Coffee Break” from How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying, “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises Promises, “Our Favorite Son” from The Will Rodgers Follies, “Manson Trio” from Pippin, “The Music and The Mirror” from A Chorus Line.
American Dance Machine: Joyce Theatre, 175 Eight Ave. Dec. 21-Jan. 3

 

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