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#16 abatt

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:17 PM

When Robert LaFosse did Jerome Robbins' Broadway, was he still with ABT or had he already moved over to NYCB.   So sorry I never got to see that show.  It came out when I was just getting started in my career, so no funds available for cultural events. I wish they would revive it.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

Wow. I never knew LaFosse had been with ABT. In fact, the only thing I knew of his work was when the cast of Fosse: The Musical, appeared on the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy  telethon. 

 

I'm just in awe of the breadth of knowledge of the people on this forum.  



#18 SingerWhoMoves

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

I believe it was Stroman who suggested Tiler begin taking classes at SAB. :-)
Also, dont forget Stephen Hanna who dod Billy Elliot on Broadway, went back to NYCB and then back to Billy.
There are also a few former NYCB women who did Phantom on Broadway and on tour. Amanda Edge springs to mind first.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

SingerWhoMoves, that's a cool name.  



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

Wow. I never knew LaFosse had been with ABT. In fact, the only thing I knew of his work was when the cast of Fosse: The Musical, appeared on the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy  telethon.


There's a very nice write-up on his extensive career on his faculty page at Barnard College, where he teaches in the Dance Department: https://dance.barnar.../robert-lafosse

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

I believe it was Stroman who suggested Tiler begin taking classes at SAB. :-)
Also, dont forget Stephen Hanna who dod Billy Elliot on Broadway, went back to NYCB and then back to Billy.
There are also a few former NYCB women who did Phantom on Broadway and on tour. Amanda Edge springs to mind first.

This is a little off the subject perhaps, but the late (great) actor, Eli Wallach was a student of Martha Graham's for quite awhile.  He even did her warm ups pre performance.



#22 lmspear

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:07 PM

Going back a ways there was the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in Song of Norway with choreography by Balanchine.

Charles Ward of ABT was in Bob Fosse's Dancin'.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

When Robert LaFosse did Jerome Robbins' Broadway, was he still with ABT or had he already moved over to NYCB.   So sorry I never got to see that show.  It came out when I was just getting started in my career, so no funds available for cultural events. I wish they would revive it.

LaFosse had already been a principal at NYCB for several years before performing in Jerome Robbin's Broadway. 




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