Why You Need to Go See Newsies This Week
We featured four of Newsies' standout dancers—Aaron Albano, Alex Wong, Ryan Steele and Ephraim Sykes—on our July/August 2012 cover, back when the show was still a baby!
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Newsies, happy birthday to you...
Newsies is turning 2! March 29 marks its second anniversary on Broadway, and to celebrate, Disney is giving away free tickets for every show this week (March 23 through March 29).
It's no secret that we're fully obsessed with this Tony-Award-winning, critically-acclaimed, completely dance-tastic musical (just check out our July/August 2012 cover story). So if you haven't seen it yet, now could be your chance to find out what all the hype's about.
Here's how it works: Two-and-a-half hours before each performance this week, individuals can enter a lottery at the Nederlander Theatre box office (one entry per person). Then, two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random to win up to two free tickets. But that's not all! At the end of every performance, one audience member will be selected for a backstage tour.
Newsies week—LET'S GO.
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.
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.