So You Think You Can Dance’s Al Blackstone has conceived a dance narrative that will be performed June 6 and 13 to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The show is set to feature Broadway performers Matt Doyle (Book of Mormon), Heather Lang (An American in Paris), Melanie Moore (Fiddler on the Roof), Jacob Guzman (Fiddler, Newsies) and Ricky Ubeda (On the Town), among others.
According to production notes, the full-length piece offers a fresh take on an old-fashioned story about a down-and-out young man and his journey to embrace the unknown. Freddie Falls in Love will be told entirely through dance.
The line-up of dancers also includes Gaby Diaz (So You Think You Can Dance), Katie Drablos, John Michael Fiumara, Jo Lampert, Lindsay Janisse (Rock of Ages, Wicked), Jess Le Protto (On The Town, Newsies), Khori Petinaud (Aladdin) and Chelsea Thedinga (Shaping Sound). The show is produced by production is produced by Break The Floor Productions with lighting design is by Cory Pattak and costume design by James Brown III..
“It's rare that a group of artists of this caliber can be in the same place at the same time to collaborate, and so when the opportunity came to bring Freddie to life, I seized it,” says Blackstone in a press statement. “Not a word is spoken by the performers but communication is what makes the show so magical. We have made something completely original to benefit a very important cause, and I am so thrilled to premiere it at one of the most beautiful theatre spaces in New York City.”
Freddie Falls in Love will be performed at 7 PM and 9:30 PM June 6 and 13 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased via ticketcentral.com, by calling (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (noon-8 PM daily).