Debbie Allen to Direct Episode of "Hellcats"; Musical Number Will Be Featured

News   Debbie Allen to Direct Episode of "Hellcats"; Musical Number Will Be Featured
 
Acclaimed director-choreographer Debbie Allen will helm an upcoming episode of the CW college cheerleading series "Hellcats," according to E! Online.

A musical number, which Allen will likely choreograph, will be featured in the episode.

Allen directed the recent Broadway and London productions of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof as well as Twist, the new musical update of Dickens' "Oliver Twist" that is currently running at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. A two-time Emmy Award winner for her choreography for "Fame," Allen also played dance teacher Lydia Grant on the popular series and in the film that inspired it. She holds Tony nominations for her work in Sweet Charity and West Side Story, and also appeared in Ain't Misbehavin', Raisin and Purlie and choreographed Carrie.

"Hellcats" airs Wednesdays at 9 PM on CW.

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