Our New Favorite Video Ever: The Addams Family Hearts Newsies
So, we knew that pretty much the whole world was obsessed with Newsies. We didn't know that "the whole world" included "members of other Broadway casts." Apparently it does. And who's best at being obsessed? Musical theater pros!
When the touring cast of The Addams Family decided to express their undying devotion to (and envy of) their Newsies brethren, the result was, unsurprisingly, kind of incredible. Ghouls and goblins switch-leaping and pirouetting through a hilariously tongue-in-cheek tribute to "Carrying the Banner"? Yes please. (Sample lyrics: "Imagine paychecks from Walt Disney...and all the girls lined up for you [hairdresser: 'Girls? Ew']...and finally dancin' on the Tonys...if only you was five-foot-two!")
It is, in a word, magical. Check it out!
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Remember that fabulous old-school clip of dancers tapping in pointe shoes that Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo brought to our attention back in March? As we mentioned then, toe-tap dancing was actually super popular back in the 1920s and 30s—which means there are more videos where that one came from. And because #ToeTapTuesday has a nice ring to it, we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Dick and Edith Barstow, a toe-tapping brother and sister duo from that era who are nothing short of incredible: