The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), will open the state-of-the-art Jerome Robbins
Theater in early 2010, a newly renovated venue within the building that houses the Center's existing facility at 450 W.
Having sold out recently in Paris, Tokyo and Beijing, fifty years after the original Broadway classic, Joey McKneely, former assistant to the show's original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins
, directs and choreographs the re-staged production.
is finally being honored with an American Masters documentary.
Still, for his first Broadway musical, Bernstein wrote some rather amazing music and Jerome Robbins
(also in his Broadway debut) crafted some equally dazzling steps.
Broadway: The Golden Years: Jerome Robbins
and the Great Choreographer-Directors 1940 to the Present
We sing the song of the coal press" - and that's just for starters; subsequent acts include the pert antics of a DDR Doris Day and smiling Free German Youth types executing Jerome Robbins
dance calisthenics around the Leipzig town square.
Its current active repertory consists of more than 150 works, many of which were choreographed in the later part of the 20th century by Balanchine, Martins and co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins
hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the beginning of the renovation of the Jerome Robbins
Theater at the Baryslmikov Arts Center (BAC).
She will continue to develop the Jerome Robbins
Theater, which is to be housed at BAC.
Director Baayork Lee at age 5 played one of the princesses in the original production and seems intent on holding true to the show's roots, from the Jerome Robbins
choreography to the beautiful yet highly conventional sets by Kenneth Foy.
In June 1953, CBS and NBC aired "The Ford Fiftieth Anniversary Show" starring Ethel Merman and Mary Martin and directed by Broadway legend Jerome Robbins
Her designs have illuminated, both physically and metaphorically, the works of Paul Taylor, Trisha Brown, Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins
, Antony Tudor, Jiri Kylian, and most recently, Christopher Wheeldon.