Lady in the Dark

Apr 25 -27, 2019


New York City Center

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MasterVoices presents

Lady in the Dark


Doug Varone and Dancers | Choreography by Doug Varone

Orchestra of St. Luke's | Ted Sperling, Conductor
Apr 25 & 26 at 8:00pm, Apr 27 at 2:00pm | Tickets: $30 - $175


The new adaptation of Lady in the Dark, the rarely-seen masterpiece with music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by Moss Hart, and script adaptation by Christopher Hart, is directed and conducted by Ted Sperling, with choreography by Doug Varone and will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark. Taking advantage of a new critical edition of the script and score, and to bring the show’s surreal Glamour, Wedding and Circus dream sequences for which the ground-breaking Broadway musical is known to vivid life, MasterVoices has enlisted the curatorial help of Vogue international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles to identify young designers to collaborate on the costumes.

Lady in the Dark will feature the 130 singers of MasterVoices, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Doug Varone and Dancers and a cast of Broadway, television and movie stars. This presentation will be, in its own way, as lush and extravagant as the original production of 1941. Mr. Sperling added, “Lady in the Dark is a piece I have loved since discovering it 35 years ago. I had the pleasure of directing a full production at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia in 2001, and now am finally able to bring this neglected masterpiece back to New York, directing my great college friend, Victoria Clark…. It’s a dream come true.”

more events & workshops

SUMMER WORKSHOP | June & July 2019

For pre-professional and professional dancers, the Summer Workshop provides three immersive weeks of technical training, creative work, and exposure to the company’s style.

The College at Brockport | State University of New York | Brockport, NY

On-campus housing available.

Photo: Erin Baiano

DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program in NYC 2019

Led by Doug Varone and the Company Dancers  |  Enrollment: 10 – 12 choreographers


Designed for experienced choreographers of all levels, this unique mentorship with Doug Varone is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months beginning on May 26 with an intensive retreat in New York City. Up to 12 participants are selected through application.

Be sure to join us in August in NYC when the choreographers will show their work. Details to come.

Photo: Matt Furman

Teaching Spring 2019

Another way to enjoy Doug Varone and Dancers:

Take a class taught by one of our Company members at studios in New York City this spring.

Schedules may change, so make sure to check back regularly.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Studios | 10:00-11:30 AM, Fourth Friday of each month (except May)

Gibney | March schedule available

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