Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake to Play New York City Center in the Fall

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, the modern re-interpretation of the legendary ballet that won three 1999 Tony Awards, will return to New York this fall.

Jonathan Ollivier and Dominic North in Swan Lake
Jonathan Ollivier and Dominic North in Swan Lake Photo by Bill Cooper

The acclaimed production — directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne — will play New York City Center Oct. 13-Nov. 7. Producers are New York City Center, Sadler's Wells Theater London and Back Row Productions.

Swan Lake will star a mix of established New Adventures performers and newcomers. Richard Winsor and Jonathan Ollivier will return to the role of The Swan following their 2009 debuts; the role of the Prince will be shared by Dominic North and Simon Williams; the role of The Queen will be played by American dancer and original Broadway cast member Nina Goldman; sharing the roles of both The Queen and The Girlfriend will be veteran New Adventures company member Madelaine Brennan; The Girlfriend will also be played by New Adventures veteran Shelby Williams; and the role of The Private Secretary will be shared by New Adventures resident director Steve Kirkham and company member Ashley Bain.

The production features set and costume designs by Lez Brotherston and lighting design by Rick Fisher.

Adventures artistic director Matthew Bourne stated, "Can it really be over a decade ago that my production of Swan Lake was on Broadway? A memorable experience that culminated in our winning three Tony Awards. An incredible journey for a piece that started out as a government subsidized project that was seen as, at best, a creative gamble and, at worst, an outrageous folly! Of course, this was before people had seen the power and the majesty of our now famous male swans. I am happy to say that that journey has since continued and Swan Lake has been seen all over the world, inspiring young (particularly male) dancers and creating an unprecedented new audience for dance."

Swan Lake — which is set to the famed Tchaikovsky score — debuted in London in 1995 and landed on Broadway in 1998, earning Bourne Tony Awards for direction and choreography. Swan Lake was later televised on PBS' "Great Performances" and featured in the film "Billy Elliot." Tickets will go on sale June 7 at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or online at Tickets are $110 (Orchestra and Grand Tier); $85 (Orchestra, Grand Tier and Mid-Mezzanine); $50 (Mid-Mezzanine and Rear Mezzanine) and $25 (Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine).

A scene from <i>Swan Lake.</i>
A scene from Swan Lake. Photo by Bill Cooper
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