Corbin Bleu in rehearsal for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Jenny Anderson, courtesy Roundabout Theatre Company)
If you're a hardcore Broadway baby, today is the worst Sunday of the year. Why, you ask? The Tony Awards were last Sunday, so basically there's nothing to look forward to in life anymore—no James Corden being James Corden, no teary acceptance speeches from newly minted stars, no thrilling excerpts from the hottest new shows. Oh yeah, and there are 50 more Sundays to go before our humdrum lives are once again blessed with the next annual iteration of Broadway's biggest night.
There's a story Kate Walker, director of dance at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX, loves to tell about Emma Sutherland, who just graduated from the program. "We were watching the students run a really long, challenging piece," Walker recalls. "Several kids couldn't quite make it through. But Emma did make it all the way to the end, which is when she walked up to us faculty and very politely asked, 'May I please go throw up?' "
The company of "Moulin Rouge!" during last year's Boston run (Matthew Murphy, courtesy Boneau/Bryan-Brown)
Well, this is just...SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR. As if the upcoming Broadway run of Moulin Rouge! The Musical wasn't already "so exciting," the show has announced that one fan (plus their dance bestie) will get to go on an all-expenses-paid trip not only to Paris (the setting of Moulin Rouge!) but also to NYC (to catch opening night of the musicalization). The only catch is that by entering the contest, you automatically sign up for email updates from the show—which, let's be honest, you probably want anyway if you've already read this far. Safe to say that this is (as Harold Zidler would say) "magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement!"
Brittany Cavaco in "Until Midnight" (Claire Morris, courtesy Cavaco)
Hey, want to take a quick trip to Paris for the weekend? No, we're serious. There's this brief but beautiful ballet flick called Until Midnight, it stars Brittany Cavaco (a freelance ballerina currently guesting with English National Ballet) and former Paris Opéra Ballet principal Sébastien Thill, and it's everything your lackluster weekend needs.
Everyone loves the multitalented Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler. Everyone loves Olympic figure skater (and pop-culture icon) Adam Rippon. Everyone loves when dancers ice-skate, and vice versa. So what could possibly be more lovable than the latest episode of the YouTube show "Break the Ice with Adam Rippon," in which Rippon teaches the sisters Ziegler to skate? (Nothing. NOTHING is more lovable than this freakishly cute video.)