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Some Like It Hot: Amber Ruffin’s Broadway Triumph

On this day in 2022, the Broadway musical Some Like it Hot played its first preview. The award-winning show is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with a book by Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, and music by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman. Today is a perfect day is celebrate its run on Broadway and the hilarious comedienne Amber Ruffin!read more.

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Rain & Sunshine in Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding: The Musical’

Monsoon Wedding comes to a close exactly as its name suggests. Rain, falling in steady streams around the celebration, encloses the wonderful ensemble of characters in rectangular reverie. Carnations swing from the balcony, and rows of unfurled drapery hang in vibrant orange and reds. The show’s fused families, not assured that this wedding would take place at all, twist their hands in careful flourishes that rival even the most classic of Bollywood movies.read more.

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Danielle Diniz: “People Never Forget How You Made Them Feel”

Karen Gershowitz conducted this interview with Choreographer Danielle Diniz on Zoom. (11/30/22)

Living close to Lincoln Center in Manhattan as I do, many of the residents in my apartment building work in the arts. I think of them as neighbors until I learn about their accomplishments. Then I am awestruck.

At age thirty-one, Danielle Diniz is fast becoming a choreographer to watch, with recent commissions for new work from the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Performance Santa Fe, Avant Chamber Ballet, Ballet Hartford, Central Utah Ballet, and more.… read more.

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