Misty Copeland Dazzles in ON THE TOWN

Playbill.com
Aug. 25, 2015
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Misty Copeland, the ballerina who was promoted in June to principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre — the first African-American actress to make that leap — made more history Aug. 25 when she joined the Broadway cast of On the Town, stepping into the role of aspiring ballet dancer Ivy Smith, the show’s elusive Miss Turnstiles. See her first bow on the Broadway stage!

Taye Diggs, Josh Groban, Joel Grey, Megan Fairchild Join the Party as Misty Copeland Celebrates With Her New Castmates

Playbill.com
Aug. 25, 2015
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Misty Copeland, the ballerina who was promoted in June to principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, joined the Broadway cast of On the Town Aug. 25, stepping into the role of aspiring ballet dancer Ivy Smith, the show’s elusive Miss Turnstiles. After her first show, the cast and some special guests celebrated with a reception at The Lamb’s Club.

Ben Brantley’s Best Theater of 2014

New York Times
December 10, 2014
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Broadway got lost in the stars this year. It seemed that everywhere you looked — at least in that consortium of temples, er, theaters around Times Square dedicated to the adoration of the boldface — there was yet another celebrity, using his or her magnetism to draw gullible audiences and, as often as not, upset the balance of a perfectly good drama.

Taking a Ride With ‘On the Town’ Actress

The Wall Street Journal
November 25, 2014
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In the current Broadway revival of “On the Town,” Alysha Umphress stars as the brassy Hildy, who falls head-over-heels for a young buck of a sailor named Chip as soon as she picks him up in her yellow cab. Ms. Umphress’s big first-act number, “I Can Cook Too,” is a showstopper….

ON THE TOWN’S Vanity Fair Feature

Vanity Fair
November 2014
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When On the Town received its rapturous welcome on Broadway seven decades ago, it brought the phrase “New York, New York, a helluva town” into the lexicon, heralded a sea change in American musical theater, and launched a bunch of young upstarts: Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

In ON THE TOWN, The City Is Candy-Colored Heaven

New York Times
October 17, 2014
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And now, a show about sex that you can take the whole family to: the kids, the grandparents, even your sister the nun. That idea may sound kind of creepy, or (worse) dreary. But I assure you that the jubilant revival of “On the Town,” which opened Thursday night at the Lyric Theater, is anything but.