New York, NY 10011
AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE
FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Presents Works by
Jerome Robbins, Jack Cole, Gower Champion, Michael Bennett,
Susan Stroman, Patricia Birch, Tommy Tune, Joe Layton and more
Tuesday, November 11-16
at The Joyce Theater
New York, NY, October 14, 2014 – American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz.
The program includes works from George M!, Never Gonna Dance, Billion Dollar Baby, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Contact, A Chorus Line, Black and Blue, 42nd Street, The Act , Street Scene , In the Heights, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Promises, Promises and more. The Friday and Saturday evening performances will feature the nude pas de deux from Oh! Calcutta! and “Doin’ the Production Code” from A Day in Hollywood, A Night In the Ukraine. (See complete schedule, below).
Choreographers represented include Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Andy Blankenbuehler, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Joe Layton, Henry LeTang, Ron Lewis, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Margo Sappington, Susan Stroman and Tommy Tune.
Performers include Deanna Doyle, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Naomi Kakuk, Stephanie Klemons, Cathy Lyn, Erin Moore, Jessica Lea Patty, Georgina Pazcoguin, Khori Petinaud, Ariel Shepley, Alison Solomon, Dani Spieler, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Amra-Faye Wright, Noah Aberlin, Netanel Bellaishe, Enrique Brown, Peter Chursin, Sean Ewing, Steve Geary, Derrick Grant, Peter Gregus, Craig Hall, Fletcher McTaggart, Nick Palmquist, Amar Ramasar, Matt Rivera, Luis Salgado, Tommy Scrivens, Daniel Ulbricht and Kevin Worley.
Numbers will be staged/coached by Christopher Bailey, Karin Baker, Marge Champion, Tome’ Cousin, Greg Graham, Stephanie Klemons, Robert La Fosse, Baayork Lee, Dan Levans, Patricia Mariano, Donna McKechnie, Matt Rivera, Lars Rosager, Luis Salgado, Margo Sappington, Randy Skinner, Leanna Smith, Albert Stephenson, Shea Sullivan and Diane Walker.
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) was founded by Nikki Feirt Atkins in 2012 and is dedicated to creating a living and vibrant archive of classic and current notable musical theater choreography. ADM:21 is continuing the legacy of the late Lee Theodore, who established The American Dance Machine in 1976. Theodore created a “Living Archive” of musical theater dance to address her belief that “many great choreographic works are lost with the musical they once embellished.” Of concern was that the artistry of each dance would vanish with the artists who created them. That was the impetus that drove The American Dance Machine from its pilot program in 1976 to its final days following the death of Lee Theodore in the late 1980’s.
The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30 pm; Thursday, November 13 at 8 pm; Friday, November 14 at 8 pm; Saturday, November 15 at 2 pm (family matinee) and 8 pm; and Sunday, November 16 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.
Tickets range from $10 –$75 and are available by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. ($10 tickets are only available by phone, via JoyceCharge). Ticket price is subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more info, please visit Joyce.org. For further information on the company, visit www.adm21.org