Brush Up On Your Broadway Showstopper History Before AMD21’s Night of Dance
October 28th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
It’s going to be a theatre nerd’s dream come true when American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) presents 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers at the Joyce Theater November 11-16. A mix of dancers and Broadway vets will recreate classic sequences by iconic choreographers like Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Michael Bennett and Tommy Tune. Below, BroadwayBox gives you a preview of some of the numbers that will be performed in all their original glory.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” from Thoroughly Modern Millie
Staged by Christopher Bailey and performed by Jessica Lea Patty & Company
“Music And The Mirror” from A Chorus Line
Staged by Donna McKechnie and performed by Jessica Lee Goldyn & Peter Gregus
“City Lights” from The Act
Staged by Albert Stephenson and Lars Rosager and performed by Amra-Faye Wright with Erin Moore, Khori Petinaud, Dani Spieler, Netanel Bellaishe, Peter Chursin, Tommy Scrivens & Kevin Worley.
“The Rhythm Man” from Black And Blue (2:10)
Staged by Shea Sullivan and performed by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derrick Grant & Company
“Simply Irresistible” from Contact
Staged by Tome’ Cousin and performed by Naomi Kakuk, Fletcher McTaggart, Peter Gregus & Company
“The Club” from In the Heights
Staged by Stephanie Klemons and Luis Salgado and performed by Stephanie Klemons, Jessica Lea Patty, Dani Spieler, Netanel Bellaishe, Luis Salgado, Kevin Worley & Company
“Beale St. Blues” from The Sid Caesar Comedy Hour (1:47)
Staged by Matt Rivera and performed by Rosie Lani Fieldelman and Matt Rivera with Netanel Bellaishe, Enrique Brown, Nick Palmquist, Tommy Scrivens & Noah Aberlin
“Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, Promises
Staged by Margo Sappington, coached by Donna McKechnie and Baayork Lee and performed by Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Khori Petinaud & Company
Additional numbers in the program include: Jerome Robbins’ “Charleston” from Billion Dollar Baby and “Mr. Monotony” From Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Jerry Mitchell’s “Pick Yourself Up” from Never Gonna Dance, Joe Layton’s “Popularity” from George M!, Gower Champion’s “Audition” from 42nd Street, Patricia Birch’s “Moon Faced, Starry Eyed” from Street Scene and Jack Cole’s “Someone To Watch Over Me” from Three for the Show.