Take a Peak at Broadway-Bound Gotta Dance (Video)

News   Take a Peak at Broadway-Bound Gotta Dance (Video) Nancy Ticotin performs a number from the original new score.
Gotta Dance
Bruce Glikas

Cast member Nancy Ticotin performed a number from the new Broadway-bound musical Gotta Dance, for the Chicago Tribune.

The show, which opened Dec. 28 at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago, is based on the acclaimed 2008 documentary of the same name about professional basketball's first-ever aged 60-and-older dance team. Ticotin's song, "Como No" is her protest against "the age-appropriate concerns of her fellow dancers."

To view the clip, click here.

Performances continue through Jan. 17 in Chicago. The Broadway opening is scheduled for fall 2016 at a date and theatre to be announced.

The complete Chicago cast includes Stefanie Powers, Tony nominee André De Shields, five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel, Tony winner Lillias White, Haven Burton, Alexander Aguilar, Lori Tan Chinn, Joanna Jones, Nancy Ticotin, Madeleine Doherty, Tracy Jai Edwards, Lenora Nemetz, Jonalyn Saxer, Kay Walbye, Adinah Alexander, Sydni Beaudoin, Holly Ann Butler, Murphy Cross, Paula Castelon, Ari Groover, Colby Lewis, Lance Roberts, Elise Santora, Austin Scott III and Virginia Ann Woodruff.

Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, Gotta Dance features a book by Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin) and Tony Award winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), original music by Tony Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and additional music by late Tony and Oscar winner Marvin Hamlisch. Martin, Beguelin and Sklar are also collaborating on the forthcoming musical The Prom.

According to press notes, "From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major NBA team. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60. It isn’t until they make the cut that they find out they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing — they are going to bring down the house with a style that’s entirely new to them: hip hop. Don’t miss this original Broadway-bound musical about a group of ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams as they battle pain, prejudice, self-doubt and each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans."

For more information, visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

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