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Tony Awards 2015 – Best Choreography

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here are this year’s nominees for Best Choreography:

 

 

Best Choreography

Joshua Bergasse, “On the Town”

Christopher Gattelli, “The King and I”

Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Casey Nicholaw, “Something Rotten!”

Christopher Wheeldon, “An American in Paris”

 

Here’s a few fun facts:

– Before gaining acclaim as a choreographer, Joshua Bergasse was a performer himself and actually toured through Chicago with the musical “Movin’ Out” at the Shubert Theater June 25, 2002 – September 1, 2002.

– Christopher Gattelli choreographed the Tony-Award winning musical “Newsies” which just recently played at the Oriental Theatre December 10, 2014 – January 04, 2015.

– Casey Nicholaw choreographed The Book of Mormon which is currently playing at the Bank of America Theatre through May 17, 2015, and also directed and choreographed Elf the Musical which toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace November 26, 2013 – December 15, 2013.

THE LAST SHIP sails to Broadway!

Posted on: July 13th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

The Last Ship will finish its pre-Broadway run in Chicago today as the cast and crew prepare to sail over to New York.  The entire creative team, including Sting, John Logan, Joe Mantello and Steven Hoggett, and cast have been a pleasure to host. We have loved having them here in Chicago and wish them all the best on Broadway! We’ve put together some of their fun moments around town and on opening night as a look back upon a fantastic experience in Chicago.

last ship collage

Photo credits: Amy Boyle and Stephen Green

Sting and cast members at Wrigley Field and during Opening Night curtain call 

“Driven by Sting’s ravishing score, this beautiful show magnifies the human heartbeat and captures a genuine sense of the yearning that keeps people going. In an age of empty spectacle, this show stands out for its magnificent authenticity. With THE LAST SHIP, Sting will leave an indelible imprint on that most American of art forms, the Broadway musical.”- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 Beautiful. With this heartfelt tribute to the men of the lost shipbuilding industry, Sting proves that his formidable songwriting skills can translate to the Broadway stage.”- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 “Inspiring, deeply moving- absolutely superb. THE LAST SHIP is truly a must-see.”-  Bill Zwecker, FOX TV

“Sting takes us on a spectacular voyage of music, humor, and passion.”- Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago

THE LAST SHIP wraps its emotional arms around you from the first note and never lets go. An inventive, emotional, gripping production.”- Roy Leonard, Chicago Now

last ship collage 2

Photo credits: Amy Boyle and Joan Marcus

 

Tony Awards: Best Choreography

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Gotta dance! Here are the choreographers who inspired fancy footwork and marvelous movement on Broadway stages.

 

Susan Stroman – Bullets Over Broadway

Kelly Devine & Steven Hoggett – Rocky

Warren Carlyle – After Midnight

Casey Nicholaw – Aladdin

DID YOU KNOW? Talk about the student becoming the master! Warren Carlyle was the assistant choreographer under fellow nominee director Susan Stroman on The Producers, and now he’s garnered his first Tony nominations for choreography AND directing.

Steven Hoggett is currently here in Chicago choreographing The Last Ship!