“ BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN ’ ”
RETURNS TO BROADWAY FOR THE FIRST TIME
SINCE ITS SMASH-HIT 1978 PREMIERE
DIRECTION AND MUSICAL STAGING BY TONY AWARD-WINNER (AND ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER)
PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 2, 2023 AT
THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MARCH 19, 2023
New York, NY (November 10, 2022) – Producer Joey Parnes announced today that Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ the American showbusiness legend’s landmark musical tribute to the artform that defined his life, will return to Broadway 41 years after the original smash-hit production took its final bow. DANCIN’ will begin previews at The Music Box Theatre on Thursday, March 2, 2023, with opening night set for Sunday, March 19, 2023.
The production will be directed by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento, one of the stars of the original Broadway production, and produced in cooperation with Nicole Fosse.
DANCIN’ is Fosse’s full-throated, full-bodied celebration of dancers and dancing. Utterly reimagined for the 21st century, this DANCIN’ brims with a level of warmth, emotion, and color seldom seen in modern interpretations of Fosse’s influential style and features some of his most inventive and rarely performed choreography. With New York’s hottest cast performing 120 minutes of wall-to-wall dance, DANCIN’ delivers the quintessential Broadway experience for Fosse fans and first-timers alike. You think you’ve seen dancing, but you’ve never seen DANCIN’ like this.
The cast, consisting of some of the best of Broadway’s elite dancers includes: Yeman Brown (Hometown: Tallahassee, FL), Peter John Chursin (Hometown: San Francisco, CA), Dylis Croman (Hometown: Dallas, TX), Jovan Dansberry (Hometown: St. Louis, MO), Karli Dinardo (Hometown: Melbourne, Australia), Tony d’Alelio (Hometown: Roanoke, VA), Aydin Eyikan (Hometown: Fairfield, CT), Manuel Herrera (Hometown: Charlotte, NC), Gabriel Hyman (Hometown: Chesapeake, VA), Kolton Krouse (Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona), Mattie Love (Hometown: Layton, UT), Krystal Mackie (Hometown: Brooklyn, NY), Yani Marin (Hometown: Miami, FL), Nando Morland (Hometown: Colombia / Denver, CO), Khori Michelle Petinaud (Hometown: Centreville, VA), Ida Saki (Hometown: Dallas, TX), Ron Todorowski (Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA), and Neka Zang (Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ). Additional casting will be announced later.
“Bob achieved immortality through his work, and I consider it both the responsibility and honor of my life to steward his legacy for a new generation” said Wayne Cilento, “none of Bob’s shows exemplified the fullness of his spirit quite like DANCIN’ and bringing it back in this fresh way is how I hope to keep that spirit alive.”
Nicole Fosse added: “My father was always ahead of the times with his fingers on the pulse of current culture. I am very proud of this team that will honor his legacy.”
In addition to Bob Fosse and Wayne Cilento, the creative team for the Broadway- bound production of Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ includes scenic design by Robert Brill; costume design by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung; lighting design by David Grill; sound design by Peter Hylenski; video design by Finn Ross; orchestrations, music supervision, vocal and incidental music arrangements by Jim Abbott; Music Direction by Justin Hornback; new music and dance arrangements by David Dabbon; casting by Tara Rubin Casting; production stage manager Beverly Jenkins; reproduction of Mr. Fosse’s choreography by Christine Colby Jacques; associate direction/musical staging and additional choreographic reconstruction by Corinne McFadden Herrera; text consultation and additional material by Kirsten Childs; and assistant musical staging and additional choreographic reconstruction by Lauren Cannon.
Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ originally opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on March 27, 1978 and later transferred to the Ambassador Theatre. The production ran for 1,774 performances. DANCIN’ was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and brought Fosse his seventh Tony Award for Best Choreography.
Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ recently played at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre from April 19, 2022, to June 5, 2022.
B I O G R A P H I E S
Yeman Brown (He/They) (Hometown: Tallahassee, FL). Vessel of Love and Light. Broadway: Jagged Little Pill (Swing/Dance Captain). Regional Theater: Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ (Old Globe), Alien/Nation (Williamstown Theatre), Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T). Off-Broadway: As Much As I Can – Movement Direction (Public Theatre), Alceste (Opera Di Roma). Music Video: Mumford And Sons (“Woman”), Jonas Brothers (“Only Human”), Amanda Palmer (“Drowning”). Concert Dance: Reggie Wilson, Raja Feather Kelly, Stefanie Batten Bland, Kristin Sudeikis and Ralph Lemon. Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”. Bessie Award Nominee. Education: BFA Dance Florida State University.
Peter John Chursin (Hometown: San Francisco, CA). Broadway: King Kong: Alive On Broadway, Wicked - ‘Chistery’ (Broadway, L.A., 1st National Tour), On The Town, West Side Story Revival. Off-Broadway: Brigadoon (City Center), Nikolai and The Others (LCT). Regional: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (MUNY), West Side Story (MUNY), The Music Man - ‘Tommy Djilas’ (TUTS), Rob Ashford’s Carmen - ‘The Bull’ (HGO). Television: “Halston”, “Fosse/Verdon” (Christopher Chadman), “Dancing with The Stars”, “Flesh & Bone”, “America’s Got Talent”. Dance Company: Twyla Tharp Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Barak Ballet.
Dylis Croman (Hometown: Dallas, TX) started her professional career at the age of seventeen in New York City dancing with The Feld Ballet/NY. She most recently played the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago. Other Broadway/National tour credits include: A Chorus Line (Stand by Cassie/Sheila), Movin' Out (Brenda), Sweet Charity (Rosie), Oklahoma, Thou Shalt Not (u/s Therese Raquin), Fosse (trumpet solo). Her TV credits include "Guiding Light" as Andrew Daniels, “Great Performances: Dance in America” on PBS, as well as several national commercials.
Jovan Dansberry (Hometown: St.Louis, MO). Broadway: King Kong (King’s Company, OBC). The Metropolitan Opera: Fire Shut Up In My Bones, Porgy and Bess, La Traviata. TV/Live Performance: “Saturday Night Live!”, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, The TONY Awards, “Dancing With The Stars”, Hulu’s “Up Here”, “POSE”, “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, HERMES and Swarovski. Theatre: Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ (Old Globe), Pirates of Penzance (Roundabout Theater), I Married An Angel (City Center Encores!), Memphis (Riverside Theatre), Hairspray (Dallas Theater Center). Awards: Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement in Theater. Education: B.A. in Dance; Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.
Karli Dinardo (Hometown: Melbourne, Australia), is elated to be onstage singing and dancing this iconic material! Broadway: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (OBC, Nini u/s). National Tours: Hamilton (OG Angelica Co, Peggy/Maria u/s), Flashdance The Musical (Alex Owens). Off-Broadway: Revolution In the Elbow... (Minetta Lane) Other credits: Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ (Old Globe), West Side Story (Carnegie Hall), West Side Story (Helpmann Award Nomination), 42nd Street (Phyllis), The Music Man, The Pajama Game. TV/Film: “Up Here” (Hulu), “Imaginary Friends” (Paramount).
Tony d’Alelio (he/him) (Hometown: Roanoke, VA) is a Queer artist who believes the dance floor is for everyone. Tours: Hamilton (Samuel Seabury), Cats revival (Mungojerrie), Matilda (Michael Wormwood), Kinky Boots (Angel), Beauty and the Beast (LeFou). Favorite credits: Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ at The Old Globe, HBO’s “We’re Here”, This Ain’t No Disco Off-Broadway & Choreographer for Sameya’s film “Mishandled”. Web Series: “Daydream”, “Penny Wild Wednesdays”.
Aydin Eyikan (Hometown: Fairfield, CT). The Music Man (Broadway, 2021), NBC’s “World of Dance”, Cher Show Pre Pro (Chris Gatelli), “Boys in the Street” MV for A Great Big Word, NYCDA National OD x2 (Joe Lanteri), YoungArts Finalist 2020, YAGP Finals 2018 Final Round.
Manuel Herrera (Hometown: Charlotte, NC), he/him, Broadway: West Side Story OBC 2009 revival, Legally Blonde OBC The Pool Boy in the show stopping number “Gay or European”, Sweet Charity OBC 2005 revival, Wicked Chistery OBC, and The Music Man playing Tommy Djilas. Off-Broadway/Regional: Bull Durham, West Side Story, Miss Abigail’s Guide, and The Seven. TV/Film: “FBI Most Wanted”, “I’m Not Gay”, “Either Side of Midnight”, “One Dollar”, “Ma”, “Odd Mom Out”, “Blue Bloods”, “Power”, “Winter’s Tale”, “Knucklehead”, “Sex and The City 2”, “Smash” seasons 1 and 2, and “Modern Love”. Acting Coach: Ted Sluberski. Trained at The School Of American Ballet receiving The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Scholarship.
Gabriel Hyman (Hometown: Chesapeake, VA). Broadway: King Kong (OBC). National Tour: Hamilton (Phillip Tour). Regional/International: The Prince of Egypt (World Premiere). TV: “Super Bowl LV Halftime Show” (The Weeknd), “Pose” (FX), “Succession” (HBO). Danced with Ailey II. Honors: Chita Rivera Award (Outstanding Ensemble), Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar and a Glorya Kaufman Dance Scholar. Education: BFA in Dance from The Ailey School/Fordham University Lincoln Center.
Kolton Krouse (Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona), began their training at the age of 9 at Tempe Dance Academy. While attending their 2nd Year at The Juilliard School, they were simultaneously performing in the Broadway Revival of CATS the Musical every night as Tumblebrutus. Most recently seen in the Broadway Bound, Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’, Kolton was also in the film Adaptation of CATS the Musical, Freddie Falls In Love as Madame K, Fosse/Verdon as the Kit Kat Dancer, “Westworld”, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, and ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden”. An alumni of Juilliard, Kolton was named Dance Magazines Top 25 to Watch in 2018 and is the only person to win all 4 National Titles at New York City Dance Alliance.
Mattie Love (Hometown: Layton, UT). Broadway: Wicked. National Tour: Wicked. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’. TV: “Fosse/Verdon”. BFA Marymount Manhattan College.
Krystal Mackie (Hometown: Brooklyn, NY) is ecstatic to be making her Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway Credit: This Ain’t No Disco (Atlantic). National tour: Hamilton (Angelica Tour). Regional: Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ (Old Globe); In the Heights (Engeman). International: After Midnight (NCL). Education: B.F.A. in Dance from UNCSA.
Yani Marin (Hometown: Miami, FL). Currently in My Broken Language by Quiara Alegria Hudes, at Signature Theatre. Broadway: Wicked, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (OBC), West Side Story (OBC, 2009 Revival) Regional: Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ (The Old Globe) Kiss My Aztec (La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep.) Hair (Hollywood Bowl) Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Concerts: “The Beyoncé Experience” (World Tour), "A Broadway Celebration at the White House,” “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert.” Television: “The Blacklist”, “Tommy”, “Jack Ryan”, “Empire”, “Blue Bloods”, “NCIS LA”, “Criminal Minds”, “One Bad Choice”, “Smash”. BFA in Dance from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.
Nando Morland (Hometown: Colombia / Denver, CO). Broadway: West Side Story (Swing, u/s Chino) dir. Ivo van Hove. Off-Broadway: Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More (Boywitch). National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (The Fiddler) dir. Bartlett Sher. Music Video: Rare Changes - Mayer Hawthorne. Dance company credits include Gallim, Madboots Dance, Rashaun + Silas, Stefanie Batten-Bland. Honors: Dance Magazine 25 to Watch (2019). Education: B.F.A. in Dance from NYU Tisch.
Khori Michelle Petinaud (Hometown: Centreville, VA), is a NYC based performer and educator. She studied at the Russell’s School of Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, North Carolina School of the Arts, The Ailey School and received her BFA in dance from NYU. She has danced with choreographers such as Sean Curran, Nathan Trice, Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, and Benoit Swan. She made her Broadway debut in Aladdin the Musical (OBC), continued on to Moulin Rouge the Musical (OBC) and is so excited to join the principal company of Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’. Some other credits include The Color Purple (Nat. Tour), In the Heights (Kennedy Center), King Kong, American Dance Machine, Freddie Falls in Love (Signature Theater) and Roman Holiday (San Francisco). Tv credits include: “Rent: Live” (FOX) , “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “Vinyl” (HBO), “The Knick” (Cinemax), and “Z:The Beginning of Everything” (Amazon).
Ida Saki (Hometown: Dallas, TX). Saki trained at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts. She furthered her studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and soon after, became a closing member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet after dancing with them from 2011-2015. She has performed in the Off-Broadway shows, The Lucky Ones, Sonya Tayeh’s You’ll Still Call Me By Name, Andy Blankenbueler‘s Only Gold, played Lady Macbeth and was a Rehearsal Director for the immersive show, Sleep No More. She was named one of Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to Watch and awarded Modern Dance Winner by NFAA YoungArts where she was also named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts. Saki is the Assistant Choreographer and played Electra in the film, “CATS”, and is a featured dancer in the film, “In The Heights” and Netflix’s “Halston”, as well as the Associate Choreographer on the Amazon film, “Birds of Paradise”. She is a lead dancer in Coldplay’s Cry, Cry, Cry music video and is the Associate Choreographer of “ZIWE” on Showtime. Saki is a co-founder of Dancer’s Give Back Dallas, a non-profit raising funds for cancer research and patient support.
Ron Todorowski (Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA). Broadway: Angels in America, CATS, Finding Neverland, Wicked, Come From Away (Resident Director of 1st National Tour), Guys and Dolls, The Times They Are A Changin, Movin’ Out and Footloose. He starred in London’s West End production and 1st National Tour of Movin’ Out, playing the role of Eddie where he received a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Off-Broadway/Theater: Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Christopher Wheeldon’s Brigadoon, Chess for the Actor’s Fund, Barrie Manilow’s Copacabana, Spirit, Cinderella, workshops of Something To Dance About - an evening of Jerome Robbins and Hello Dolly. Ron has danced with Twyla Tharp Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Parsons Dance, Mia Michaels RAW & guested for many others. TV/Film: “SNL”, The Tony Awards, The VMAs with Ne-Yo, “The Today Show”, “The View” and feature film “Winter’s Tale”. Choreography: Pride and Prejudice (Rep Of St. Louis), Celestia (The Stratosphere Hotel - Best New Show of 2019), Nate Ruess (music video, Ah-ha!), Step One Dance Company (RWS/Holland America Cruises), Dance Lab NY and Wayne State University. Associate Choreographer: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Lyric Theatre), Celine Dion’s A New Day (The Colosseum at Caesars). Co-Founder of The Fête Arts, www.thefetearts.com.
Neka Zang (Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ). Fresh from her run in in the Hollywood sit down production of Rock Of Ages, Neka is originally from Scottsdale Arizona. She was last seen as an OBC member of the brand-new musical, American Psycho. Other Broadway and Miscellaneous credits include Rock of Ages, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Dam Sharks (SYFY), Tom & the Dom, commercials for Spanx, Massage Envy, AOL Time Warner, and dancing for Leona Lewis, Nelly Furtado, and Timbaland. She can also be seen in the feature film “A Winters Tale” staring Colin Farrell and you can currently catch her on the Discovery & Animal Channel hosting several environmental projects.