American Dance Machine Presents Works by Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins and Susan Stroman Nov. 11

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11 Nov 2013

Susan Stroman
Susan Stroman
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) presents a benefit evening of musical theatre dance numbers from A Chorus Line, Contact, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, 42nd Street and Promises, Promises Nov. 11 at 7 PM at New York City Center, Studio Five.

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

The performance features 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

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 clicking here.

For further information go to americandancemachine21.org.