Mary Callahan recently performed in the Broadway workshop of Sugar Babies, in Riverside Theatre's Funny Girl, and as a backup dancer for pop singer, Lily Halpern. She is a graduate of Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester and is studying “Writing for the Arts” at New York University. In addition to broadwayworld.com, Mary writes for Broadway Dance Center and the Verdon Fosse Estate.
BWW Reviews: BARE Dance Company Takes Flight with Mike Esperanza's New Work, AVES
May 9, 2013
Esperanza's AVES explores the movement and personalities of birds while BARE Dance Company exemplifies the synergy and camaraderie of birds in a flock.
BWW Reviews: NYTB's GOOSE! Brings Our Favorite Nursery Rhymes to the Ballet Stage
April 25, 2013
I sat in the theater of Florence Gould Hall in between a young boy and a young girl, each with their families. They both took their crayons to their programs and began coloring in the black and white sketch of Mother Goose.
Lloyd Culbreath and Valarie Pettiford Lead Fosse Master Class, 4/29 - 5/3
April 1, 2013
One week of intense Master Classes taught by Fosse veterans Lloyd Culbreath and Valarie Pettiford.
BWW Reviews: Sixty Years Young, the Paul Taylor Dance Company is Still Relevant and Resounding as Ever
March 18, 2013
The Paul Taylor Dance Company performed to a nearly packed house at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Sunday, March 10th. The matinee performance included three of Paul Taylor's more recent works: 'Offenbach Overtures,' 'Promethean Fire,' and the world premiere of 'Perpetual Dawn.'
BWW Reviews: R+H's CINDERELLA Choreographer, Josh Rhodes, Brings the Fairy Tale to Life
March 11, 2013
While this pseudo-revival of Cinderella teeters between contemporary dialogue and classic songs ('A Lovely Night,' 'In My Own Little Corner,' 'Ten Minutes Ago,' etc.), the romantic choreography seems to transcend time.
BWW Reviews: Dance/NYC Symposium Explores the State of NYC Dance
March 10, 2013
On Sunday, February 24, dance professionals from all over New York City convened at Gibney Dance Center for Dance/NYC's fourth annual symposium. The sold-out 2013 symposium sought to 'explore the role and reach of NYC dance and dig deep into the current circumstances of funding, touring, marketing, and education.'
BWW Interviews: Bronwen Carson - Acting for Dancers
March 8, 2013
It is a common stigma that dancers 'can't act.' Acting coach, director, and choreographer, Bronwen Carson, tells BWW why it is so important for dancers to hone their acting skills in order to have meaningful and lasting careers in the performing arts.
Dancers Over 40 TAP! The Tapping Continues - Honoring the Rockettes and the June Taylor Dancers
March 8, 2013
Dancers Over 40 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that celebrates the lives and legacies of dancers and choreographers. 'DO40 was created as a not-for-profit organization to provide a community of support in response to the fiscal - as well as physical - needs of mature dancers, choreographers and related artists. Its goals are to seek educational opportunities, present seminars, showcases, film nights, socials and panel discussions on topics important to mature dancers concerned about their ability to live and work in a creative environment and continue the legacy to those dancers about to begin their journey.' On March 4th DO40 hosted 'TAP! The Tapping Continues' at New York City's St. Luke's Theatre. The evening honored the toe-tapping legacies: the Radio City Rockettes and June Taylor Dancers.
BWW Review: New York Theatre Ballet's LEGENDS & VISIONARIES is Disjointed But Versatile
March 3, 2013
The New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) focuses on restaging classic works and
commissioning up-and-coming choreographers to present performances that are both
inspiring and affordable for audiences.
BWW Reviews: Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce Theater – Myth and Transformation
February 26, 2013
Opening night of the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce featured an interesting pairing: a revival of Graham's 1962 Phaedra with Richard Move's 2002 piece, The Show (Achilles Heels).
BWW Interviews: Fosse Veterans, Culbreath and Pettiford Pass on Legendary Choreography to Next Generation of Dancers
February 22, 2013
Broadway World [BWW] sat down with Broadway veterans, Lloyd Culbreath and Valarie Pettiford, to discuss their efforts to preserve Bob Fosse's legendary choreography for the next generation of dancers. The pair held an exclusive Fosse Workshop in early February and invited fifty professional dancers to learn the signature style and articulation of Fosse choreography.