October 14, 2014 - New York, New York


Presents Works by
Jerome Robbins, Jack Cole, Gower Champion, Michael Bennett, Susan Stroman, Patricia Birch, Tommy Tune, Joe Layton and more

Tuesday, November 11-16 at The Joyce Theater

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz.

The program includes works from George M!, Never Gonna Dance, Billion Dollar Baby, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Contact, A Chorus Line, Black and Blue, 42nd Street, The Act , Street Scene , In the Heights, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Promises, Promises and more. The Friday and Saturday evening performances will feature the nude pas de deux from Oh! Calcutta! and “Doin’ the Production Code” from A Day in Hollywood, A Night In the Ukraine. (See complete schedule, below).

Choreographers represented include Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Andy Blankenbuehler, Gower Champion,   Jack Cole, Joe Layton, Henry LeTang, Ron Lewis, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Margo Sappington, Susan Stroman and Tommy Tune.

Performers include Deanna Doyle, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Naomi Kakuk, Stephanie Klemons, Cathy Lyn, Erin Moore, Jessica Lea Patty, Georgina Pazcoguin, Khori Petinaud, Ariel Shepley, Alison Solomon, Dani Spieler, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Amra-Faye Wright, Noah Aberlin, Netanel Bellaishe, Enrique Brown, Peter Chursin, Sean Ewing, Steve Geary, Derrick Grant, Peter Gregus, Craig Hall, Fletcher McTaggart, Nick Palmquist, Amar Ramasar, Matt Rivera, Luis Salgado, Tommy Scrivens, Daniel Ulbricht and Kevin Worley.

Numbers will be staged/coached by Christopher Bailey, Karin Baker, Marge Champion, Tome’ Cousin, Greg Graham, Stephanie Klemons, Robert La Fosse, Baayork Lee, Dan Levans, Patricia Mariano, Donna McKechnie, Matt Rivera, Lars Rosager, Luis Salgado, Margo Sappington, Randy Skinner, Leanna Smith, Albert Stephenson, Shea Sullivan and Diane Walker.

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) was founded by Nikki Feirt Atkins in 2012 and is dedicated to creating a living and vibrant archive of classic and current notable musical theater choreography. ADM:21 is continuing the legacy of the late Lee Theodore, who established The American Dance Machine in 1976. Theodore created a “Living Archive” of musical theater dance to address her belief that “many great choreographic works are lost with the musical they once embellished.” Of concern was that the artistry of each dance would vanish with the artists who created them. That was the impetus that drove The American Dance Machine from its pilot program in 1976 to its final days following the death of Lee Theodore in the late 1980’s.

The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12 at   7:30 pm; Thursday, November 13 at 8 pm; Friday, November 14 at 8 pm; Saturday, November 15 at 2 pm (family matinee) and 8 pm; and Sunday, November 16 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.

Tickets range from $10 –$75 and are available by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. ($10 tickets are only available by phone, via JoyceCharge). Ticket price is subject to change.  The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.  For more info, please visit Joyce.org. For further information on the company, visit www.adm21.org

Programs Subject to Change


*(will not be performed Friday and Saturday evenings)


  • “Popularity” from George M!
    Original Choreography: Joe Layton
    Staged by: Lars Rosager, coached by Karin Baker, Patricia Mariano
    Music: George M. Cohan
    Performed by: Peter Chursin and Company
  • “Pick Yourself Up” from Never Gonna Dance
    Original Choreography: Jerry Mitchell
    Staged by: Greg Graham
    Music: Jerome Kern; Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
    Performed by Deanna Doyle & Kevin Worley
  • “Charleston” from Billion Dollar Baby
    Original Choreography: Jerome Robbins
    Staged by: Robert La Fosse
    Music and Dance Arrangement: Morton Gould
    Performed by Company
  • “Thoroughly Modern Millie” from Thoroughly Modern Millie
    Original Choreography: Rob Ashford
    Staged by: Christopher Bailey
    Music: Jeanine Tesori; Lyrics: Dick Scanlan
    Performed by Jessica Lea Patty and Company
  • “Simply Irresistible” from Contact
    Original Choreography: Susan Stroman
    Staged by: Tome’ Cousin
    Music and Lyrics: Robert Allen Palmer
    Performed by Naomi Kakuk, Fletcher McTaggart, Peter Gregus and Company
  • “Music And The Mirror” from A Chorus Line
    Original Choreography: Michael Bennett
    Staged by: Donna McKechnie
    Music: Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics: Edward Kleban
    Jessica Lee Goldyn and Peter Gregus
    Georgina Pazcoguin (11/15 matinee & 11/16 matinee) 
  • “The Rhythm Man” from Black And Blue
    Original Choreography: Henry Le Tang
    Staged by: Shea Sullivan, coached by Diane Walker
    Music: Fats Waller
    Performed by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derrick Grant and Company
  •  *“Audition” from 42nd Street
    Original Choreography: Gower Champion
    Staged by: Randy Skinner
    Music: Harry Warren
    Performed by Company
  •  “Beale St. Blues” from “The Sid Caesar Comedy Hour”
    Original Choreography: Jack Cole
    Staged by: Matt Rivera
    Music and Lyrics: W. C. Handy
    Performed by Rosie Lani Fieldelman and Matt Rivera with
    Netanel Bellaishe, Enrique Brown, Nick Palmquist, Tommy Scrivens, Noah Aberlin
  • “City Lights” from The Act
    Original Choreography: Ron Lewis
    Staged by: Albert Stephenson and Lars Rosager
    Music: John Kander; Lyrics: Fred Ebb
    Performed by Amra-Faye Wright with Erin Moore, Khori Petinaud, Dani Spieler,
    Netanel Bellaishe, Peter Chursin, Tommy Scrivens, Kevin Worley
  •  *Moon Faced, Starry Eyed” from Street Scene
    Original Choreography: Patricia Birch
    Staged by: Dan Levans
    Music: Kurt Weill; Lyrics: Langston Hughes
    Performed by Alison Solomon and Netanel Bellaishe
  •  *“Someone To Watch Over Me” from Three for the Show
    Original Choreography: Jack Cole
    Staged by: Margo Sappington, coached by Marge Champion
    Music: George Gershwin; Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
    Performed by Deanna Doyle and Nick Palmquist
  •  “The Club” from In the Heights
    Original Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler
    Staged by: Stephanie Klemons and Luis Salgado
    Music and Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Performed by Stephanie Klemons, Jessica Lea Patty, Dani Spieler, Netanel Bellaishe, Luis Salgado, Kevin Worley and Company
  •  “Mr. Monotony” From Jerome Robbins’ Broadway
    Original Choreography: Jerome Robbins
    Staged by: Robert La Fosse
    Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin
    Performed by Amra Faye Wright, Georgina Pazcoguin, Amar Ramasar, Daniel Ulbricht, Deanna Doyle (11/14 & 11/15 at 8 pm)
  •  “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, Promises
    Original Choreography: Michael Bennett
    Staged by: Margo Sappington, coached by Donna McKechnie and Baayork Lee
    Music: Burt Bacharach; Lyrics: Hal David
    Performed by Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Khori Petinaud and Company

Friday and Saturday Evenings Only:

  • “Doin’ the Production Code” from A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine
    Original Choreography: Tommy Tune
    Staged by: Albert Stephenson
    Performed by Deanna Doyle, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Erin Moore, Peter Gregus, Tommy Scrivens, Kevin Worley
  • “One On One” from Oh! Calcutta!
    Original Choreography: Margo Sappington
    Staged by: Margo Sappington
    Music and Lyrics: Stanley Walden
    Performed by Georgina Pazcoguin and Craig Hall

*(will not be performed Friday and Saturday evenings)