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 Post subject: "Never Gonna Dance"
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:29 am 
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Following in Fred and Ginger's Steps

By VALERIE GLADSTONE
The New York Times

Don't let your skirt fly up too high," the choreographer Jerry Mitchell called out to a cast member during a recent rehearsal of "Never Gonna Dance," a new Broadway musical based on the 1936 film "Swing Time," starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. "No panties on view. This is all about romantic elegance. I want to bring back that beautiful choreography and that way of telling a story in dance."

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The tall and boyish-looking Mr. Mitchell, 43, who played varsity football in his hometown of Paw Paw, Mich., began the project by immersing himself in the period and style, familiar to him from his stints dancing in "On Your Toes" on Broadway and choreographing "Follies" at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J.
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Suddenly, a boost for Broadway

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA
The Associated Press

NEW YORK - What's this? Is that a little bit of sun peeking out from behind the clouds of doom and gloom that have enveloped Broadway this season?

After a disappointing October and much of November, the New York theater has seen, in less than a week, the best-reviewed shows of the fall: an adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV starring a rapturously received Kevin Kline, and a revival of Wonderful Town, the Bernstein-Comden and Green musical, with the equally acclaimed Donna Murphy.
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