MISTY Hardly Anything But Blue – MISTY COPELAND ‘On The Town’: Opens 1st Broadway Show 8.25.15 – 9.6.15 + Engaged To Be Married To Longtime Beau (All Praises Due To Actor TAYE DIGGS?!)
I know the word ‘blue” tends to come to mind when the name ‘Misty’ or a ‘misty condition’ is mentioned however, Misty Copeland is anything but.
A lot has happened since the social media hailstorm joined in celebrating the America Ballet Theatre’s welcoming of its first black principal ballerina [Misty Copeland].
In addition to having become engaged to be married to her lawyer beau (Olu Evans) of 11 years (by whom actor Taye Diggs is credited for playing matchmaker)
…while keeping her duties on point in her new position there, Misty took a moment to broaden her horizons over on Broadway-prepping for her very first Broadway gig where Misty will be doing [more than what’s expected of + what’s she’s known for-dancing]: Misty will be singing and acting in the Broadway musical called On The Town!
On The Town opens tomorrow (August 25, 2015) and stepping in as “Ivy Smith,” (and along with singing and acting) Copeland will (of course) be performing ballet sequence “Miss Turnstiles.”
When and How Long: The musical is slated to run through September 6
Where: Broadways’ Lyric Theatre at 213 W 42nd Street New York, New York, 10036
Broadway World reports (about the show):
Directed by John Rando (Tony Award winner for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse(Emmy Award winner for “Smash”), ON THE TOWN features eye popping sets (by Beowulf Boritt) and gorgeous costumes (Jess Goldstein), a score by Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest composers, and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show is based on an idea byJerome Robbins.
ON THE TOWN currently stars Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Jay Armstrong Johnson (TheNew York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd, Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), and Clyde Alves (Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It) as the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple; Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Elizabeth Stanley (Company) as the women who steal their hearts; and Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray, Xanadu) in the role of “Madame Dilly”. Tony Award winner Michael Rupert (Legally Blonde: The Musical, Ragtime, Falsettos, Sweet Charity) plays “Judge Pitkin” alongside Allison Guinn (Hair) as “Lucy Schmeeler,” Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Stephen DeRosa (Hairspray, The Nance, Into The Woods).
Join three sailors with only 24-hour shore leave in New York as they are swept off their feet by three beautiful New York women for one amazing night On The Town!