There so many new shows opening on Broadway this season—revivals, shows derived from famous movies, jukebox musicals, and even brand-new stories on stage. If you’re planning a trip to New York City this spring or summer, you’ve got a lot of shows to choose from! Here are three dance-heavy productions we can’t wait to see:
MEAN GIRLS Our favorite quotable chick flick is now coming to the Great White Way! With Tina Fey as book writer and Casey Nicholaw as director/choreographer, we know we’re in for an entertaining night at the theatre. During the show’s out-of-town try-out in DC, critics said the highlight of Act 1 is the cafeteria number, “Where Do You Belong?” where Damien walks Cady through the various cliques of the high school social scene and the ensemble dances with bright red lunch trays throughout the stellar production number. Nicholaw is known for choreographing big comedic production numbers in shows like SOMETHING ROTTEN, ALADDIN, and THE BOOK OF MORMON. We wonder if this show will award yet another Tony to Nicholaw…
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Sergio Trujillo is the choreographer of this new jukebox musical about disco singer, Donna Summer, who was famous for hits like “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” and “Last Dance.” Trujillo excels at choreographing period pieces (as shown in his resume of shows including JERSEY BOYS, A BRONX TALE, MEMPHIS, and ON YOUR FEET!) where the decade and setting of the story dictate the movement style. We can’t wait to see (and learn) all the disco moves in this new show!
CAROUSEL New York City Ballet soloist/choreographer, Justin Peck, makes his Broadway debut designing this long-awaited revival. Inspired by master storyteller, Agnes de Mille, Peck brings beautiful ballet staging and storytelling to the stage. But while Peck pays homage to the original 1945 production, his choreographic narrative looks innovative and contemporary. We love when ballet and Broadway collide!
Visit www.broadway.com to purchase tickets and to learn more about all the shows coming to Broadway this season.