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by Michael Portantiere



    On Broadway!

    They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. On Monday evening, October 27, that same glow lit up City Center, the site of Career Transition for Dancers' 23rd Anniversary Jubilee. Fittingly titled On Broadway!, the event was hosted by Angela Lansbury and featured awards to Brian Heidtke (presented by Lansbury) and Sono Osato (presented by Mikhail Baryshnikov). Here are some photos of the program's entertainment, captured during the afternoon dress rehearsal.

    Photo by Michael Portantiere

    Noah Racey and Karen Ziemba in a sequence from Crazy for You, choreographed by Susan Stroman.


    Photo by Michael Portantiere

    Terence Duncan and Elena Zahlmann in Agnes de Mille's revolutionary Dream Ballet from Oklahoma!


    Photo by Michael Portantiere

    Leo Ash Evans (as Riff) and ensemble in "Cool" from West Side Story, choreographed by Jerome Robbins.


    Photo by Michael Portantiere

    David Warren Gibson, Bebe Neuwirth, and Pam Sousa in the "Manson Trio" dance from Pippin, choreographed by Bob Fosse.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:43 PM | Item Link


    Michael Portantiere comes to BroadwayStars with more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for such media outlets as TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has also contributed articles and reviews to AfterElton.com, Playbill, and Stagebill, and has written notes for several major cast albums. Additionally, Michael is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several notable websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.)
    He can be reached at michael@broadwaystars.com


    The last five columns written by Michael Portantiere:

    07/13/2010: Presidential Material

    07/04/2010: Hardy Boy

    06/29/2010: High School Stars

    06/21/2010: Falling in Love Again

    06/17/2010: A Meeting of the 'mos (and Their Friends)

    For a listing of all features written by Michael, click here.

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