And can't ABT get Ashton's Cinderella? Is it a problem with the rights? Every Cinderella I have ever seen ABT dance I have not liked. I saw the Royal Ballet dance Ashton's Cinderella during the Ashton festival in 2004 and I just loved it. I would also love to see Onegin return. It's a beautiful ballet, perfect for a dancer like Julie Kent.
I saw Ashton's "Cinderella" with the Royal Ballet in April, in London, and I thought it was only okay. Perhaps I would feel differently if I saw it danced with ABT's stars, but I personally wouldn't care to see that version over the current Kudelka one. I did not particularly care for the stepsisters in drag (whereas I love the Kudelka ones), and it bothered me that Cinderella's father would allow her to be treated as a servant. To me, the story seems better when she has an evil (or indifferent) stepmother.
If ABT produces a new "Cinderella," why not Ratmanksy's version? (I actually have only seen bits of it, so I'm not sure that would necessarily be better.) Or perhaps he could stage a new one for them?
As for "Onegin"--if ABT does it next year, I bet Kent, Vishneva and Dvorovenko would all be tapped to play Tatiana. Polina Semionova also has it in her rep, so she could potentially dance it too (and Cojocaru too, I think).