U.S. Tour of Bourne's Swan Lake Ends, Unexpectedly, in Boston

Classic Arts News   U.S. Tour of Bourne's Swan Lake Ends, Unexpectedly, in Boston
The 10th-anniversary tour of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake will cut its run short, producers announced April 21, following its current stint at Boston's Colonial Theatre.

Back Row Productions and NETworks Presentations in association with New Adventures issued a release stating the production will go "on hiatus, thereby canceling the planned engagements" at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theatre (April 25-30), Toronto's Elgin Theatre (May 2-7), Philadelphia's Merriam Theatre (May 9-11), and Baltimore's Lyric Theatre (May 12-14). Ticket holders for those performances may request a refund at point of purchase.

Future engagements for the show are planned for Paris, London, Australia, and Moscow.

Alan Vincent, Vicky Evans, Neil Penlington, and Nina Goldman of the original Broadway cast star in the touring company.

The ensemble also includes Will Aitchison, Ashley Bain, Rain De Rye Barrett, Emma Bown, Cody Choi, Saranne Curtin, Leigh Daniels, Laurianne Delteil, Ben Dixon, Pia Driver, Aaron Francis, Peter Furness, Glenn Graham, Stuary Goodwin, Rebecca Jackson, Hendrick January, Simon Karaiskos, Daisy-May Kemp, Helen Moore, Alan Mosley, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Dominic North, Oxana Panchenko, Gavin Persand, Sam Plant, Edwin Ray, Victoria Sahakian-Rogers, Paul Rooney, Paul Smethurst, Toby Smith, Damien Stirk, Irad Timberlake, Jose Tirado, Agnes Vandrepote, Simon Wakefield, and Chloe Wilkinson.

Bourne's Swan Lake goes against the traditional ballet, which usually features females in tutus, instead casting males in the traditionally female roles of swan in the fantasy story. The work, which is set to the famous 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."

Back Row Productions and NETworks Presentations present the tour in association with New Adventures. The production includes an international company of 38 dancers with set and costume designs by Lez Brotherson and lighting by Rick Fisher.

Bourne danced his way into the mindset of theatregoers with his stagings of Cinderella (Evening Standard Award), The Car Man (L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award), and Swan Lake ? which earned him an Olivier Award. Recent credits include choreography on the West End staging of Mary Poppins, Play Without Words, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, and Edward Scissorhands ? which heads out on a U.K. tour following its current run at Sadler's Well.

For more information, visit www.swanlaketour.com.

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