American Dance Machine Will Present Works by Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins and Susan Stroman; Repertoire and Cast Announced

News   American Dance Machine Will Present Works by Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins and Susan Stroman; Repertoire and Cast Announced
 
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present a benefit evening of musical theatre dance numbers from A Chorus Line, Contact, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, 42nd Street and Promises, Promises Nov. 11 at New York City Center, Studio Five.

Susan Stroman
Susan Stroman Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Artistic director Margo Sappington will helm the evening, which will feature live music with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. All of the pieces have been coached by artists involved in their original productions.

The performance will feature the following numbers:

“Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line, choreography by Michael Bennett
Coached by Donna McKechnie
Featuring Jessica Lee Goldyn

“Turkey Lurkey” from Promises, Promises, choreography by Michael Bennett
Staged by Baayork Lee, Donna McKechnie and Margo Sappington
Featuring Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Jessica Lee Goldyn and Mara Davi

“Mr. Monotony” from Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, choreography by Jerome Robbins
Staged by Robert La Fosse
Featuring Amra-Faye Wright and guest artists courtesy of New York City Ballet, Georgina Pazcoguin, Amar Ramasar, Daniel Ulbricht “Simply Irresistible” from Contact, choreography by Susan Stroman
Staged by Tome’ Cousin, assisted by Leeanna Smith
Featuring Naomi Kakuk with Matt Baker, David Bushman, Tera Lee Brown, Sean Ewing, Heidi Friese , Steve Geary, Peter Gregus, Stephen Hanna, Kelly McHale, Fletcher McTaggart, Jeremy McQueen, Ariel Shepley, Matthew Steffens, Sarrah Strimel, Kirsten Tucker

A featured tap performance from 42nd Street, choreography by Randy Skinner
Featuring Mara Davi

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) has been established to "form a company and training facility led by distinguished professional dance artists to insure that significant musical theater choreography and the techniques that propelled such works are preserved, studied and shared with the present generation of dance artists," according to press notes.

New York City Center, Studio Five is located at 130 W. 56th Street. Tickets are $150 and are available by visiting http://americandancemachine21-rss.eventbrite.com.

For further information go to www.americandancemachine21.org.

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