Jerome Robbins (center) during the filming of ‘West Side Story.’ (Photo: PhotoFest)
In celebration of the centennial birthday of legendary Broadway director and choreographer Jerome Robbins, the Intrepid Museum will explore his enduring legacy through an exciting live performance and expert discussion of how Robbins brought the sensibility of the streets alive on the stage on Thursday, August 9 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). Doors open 7 p.m., the event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tony award-winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse will present a live performance of On the Town‘s opening sequence on Intrepid’s flight deck, staged specifically for this special setting. Following the performance, a discussion will take place exploring Robbins’ timeless artistry with Bergasse, along with Grover Dale, original cast member of West Side Story and co-director, with Robbins, of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Adam Green, Vogue’s theater critic and writer currently working on a memoir about his father, playwright Adolph Green; Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet; and moderator Amanda Vaill, author of Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins.
Tickets are on sale now; space is limited. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $32 for Museum members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.