As a teenager, she had no dance experience. Yet she kept up with 40-year-old Gene Kelly in “Singin' in the Rain.”
Shift to the musical, with its roots back east on Broadway. It is the ultimate communal endeavor. Whether it is Mickey Rooney
In a sense, you could say that we once had a relationship. "Excuse me, Mrs. Helmsley," I said politely. "Your label is showing
Donald Trump's toxic comments about immigrants and women are completely counter to the spirit of my late husband Gene Kelly. Not only would Gene be appalled by Trump's deplorable words and actions, he would be stricken that such depravity could be tolerated in a race for President of the United States.
My daughters, Lea and Sara, ages 9 and 12, were very skeptical about On the Town as a revival. MGM's 1949 movie version is one of their absolute favorites.
Referring to the role of the artist, he said, "If he just follows the leader and accepts what's been done before, naturally, that can be brought to a very high skill. But if he wants to change it in some way and do it differently, then it jumps up to the major league." To Gene, Michael Jackson was one who made this leap.
Gene would be the last person to want new generations to mimic his work. He always encouraged young people to take what he did and go beyond. Similarly, he would never wish for those following in his footsteps to forget the important role he and others played in both the creation and execution of the masterpiece that begat this new production.
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Here's an easy question for you: Can you name a legendary dancer and innovative choreographer who also successfully directed movies, and whose athleticism, masculinity and exuberance won audiences' hearts the world over each time his magical gifts leapt onto the silver screen?
If the creative team sticks to the facts and let the comedy and tragedy of Judy's life play out as it happened sans gross
Heather explained her out-of-the-box choice: "To be honest, this style of dance is where we are most comfortable! I can’t
Temple of Bad clerics Andrea Lipinsky, Kevin Lauderdale and I shed our vestments and put on our widest lapels to celebrate this landmark of singing, skating, and really glowy people, a movie with a theme song so infectious that you will never be able to shake it from your memory.
Singin' In The Rain is certainly the funniest musical ever produced. Beyond the succession of peerless gags and zingers, the zany tone and breakneck pacing, the movie skewers all the hype and make-believe of Tinseltown, but does it with considerable affection.
"There's a lot of ways to do a live album; you can just record a few shows and throw a quick mix on it and throw it out there and if the playing is good enough, it'll hold up."
Ellen Harrington, the Academy's Director of Exhibitions and Special Events said, "We were wanting to do something for Gene