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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Derek Hough, America’s Ballroom Ambassador, Hits the Road by Brian Schaefer

A judge on “Dancing with the Stars,” Hough has become one of the country’s most visible dancers. Now his “Symphony of Dance” is touring to 60 cities.

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Rena Gluck, Who Helped Bring Modern Dance to Israel, Dies at 89 by Brian Schaefer

As a student of Martha Graham and a founding member of the Batsheva Dance Company, she helped lay the foundation for an art that continues to thrive in Israel.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Pam Tanowitz’s Next Act: ‘I Need to Make a Jewish Dance’ by Brian Schaefer

Tanowitz and the composer David Lang talk about how their new work is informed by biblical poetry, Israeli folk dance and their Jewish heritage.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Velcro or Snaps? The ABC’s of Stripping for a Cause by Brian Schaefer

Broadway Bares began as a response to the AIDS crisis. Thirty years later, the one-night-only burlesque spectacle remains a potent, frisky fund-raiser.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

A Surprising Global Dance Showcase, Deep in the Heart of Texas by Brian Schaefer

Dance Salad, an annual festival in Houston, is the brainchild of Nancy Henderek, whose hands-on involvement even extends to editing some of the works.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Queer, Arab, and Onstage After Orlando by Brian Schaefer

Two weeks ago, members of the Lebanese indie-pop band Mashrou’ Leila took the stage in front of a packed crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, wearing a flamboyant yet minimal uniform o…

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dance Machine of the 21st Century Imparts Vintage Broadway Steps to a New Generation by Brian Schaefer

An all-star team of Broadway professionals was recruited to teach yesterday’s dances to a young corps for a two-week program opening Monday at the Joyce Theater.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sonya Tayeh Strides Into New York’s Dance World With ‘The Wild Party’ by Brian Schaefer

The choreographer, who is a fan favorite on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is bringing her combative style to New York theater and concert dance.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre by Brian Schaefer

While the visual spectacle brings a grand adventure vividly to life, the transition to the stage isn’t entirely rewarding. The post Review: <em>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards