The new production of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at San Diego's Old Globe has extended its run. The production began performances April 19, and will now continue through June 5, with Broadway reportedly in its sights.
Produced in cooperation with Nicole Fosse and by special arrangement with Joey Parnes, the production recreates Fosse's original Tony-winning choreography from the 1978 Broadway musical, featuring direction and musical staging by Wayne Cilento, who received a Tony nomination for his performance in the original Broadway company.
The new production of the dance musical, which features an eclectic songlist from Neil Diamond to George M. Cohan, will see Cilento reimagining Fosse's original production, bringing its vision into the 21st century. Playwright and fellow Dancin' cast alum Kirsten Childs is billed as the production's text consultant and is providing additional material.
The company includes Ioana Alfonso (Wicked), Yeman Brown (Jagged Little Pill), Peter John Chursin (Wicked), Dylis Croman (Chicago), Tony d’Alelio (This Ain’t No Disco), Jōvan Dansberry (King Kong), Karli Dinardo (Moulin Rouge!), Ashley Blair Fitzgerald (The Cher Show), Jacob Guzman (West Side Story), Manuel Herrera (Wicked), Gabriel Hyman (King Kong), Kolton Krouse (Cats), Mattie Love (Wicked), Krystal Mackie (Hamilton), Yani Marin (Wicked), Nando Morland (West Side Story), Khori Michelle Petinaud (Aladdin), Ida Saki (In the Heights), Michaeljon Slinger (Hello, Dolly!), and Ron Todorowski (Finding Neverland).
Cilento leads a creative team that includes scenic designer Robert Brill, costume designers Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme, lighting designer David Grill, sound designer Peter Hylenski, projection designer Finn Ross, and production stage manager Beverly Jenkins. Music supervision, orchestrations, incidental music, and vocal arrangements are provided by Jim Abbott, with music direction by Darryl Archibald and dance arrangements and additional music by David Dabbon. The production has been cast by Tara Rubin Casting.
Christine Colby Jacques handles reproducing Fosse's choreography with additional choreographic reconstruction by Corinne McFadden Herrera.