Players attend, fete Stroman prod'n at NYCB
You can take the girl away from Broadway, but you can’t keep Broadway away from the girl.
Susan Stroman unveiled her “Double Feature” at the New York City Ballet Friday night, and her Broadway partners past, present and possibly future turned out in force. Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman, Andre Bishop, Lynn Ahrens, Barbara Cook and Debra Monk made the fete afterward on the promenade level of the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center.
“Double Feature” is the first full-length ballet commissioned by NYCB since co-founder George Balanchine’s “Jewels” in 1967. “The Producers” designers Robin Wagner and William Ivey Long are on board for “Double Feature.”
“You pulled it off big-time. Sorry we didn’t give you five weeks of previews,” NYCB’s Peter Martins told Stroman. “It’s a little overpriced, but worth it.” Especially as it could become a perennial a la “Nutcracker.”