Broadway-Bound SUPER FLY to Hold Workshop in August
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by BWW News Desk
According to an Equity casting notice, SUPER FLY, the musical based on the 1972 film directed by GorDon Parks, has taken new steps toward a Broadway production. A workshop for the new show was held back in March, and another will be held August 6-September 14. This workshop is being held in anticipation of a future Broadway run as the notice states. Bill T. Jones is still on board to direct and choreograph.
Jones is a multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer, has received major honors ranging from a 1994 MacArthur "Genius" Award to Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2009. His ventures into Broadway Theater resulted in a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography in the critically acclaimed FELA! He also earned a 2007 Tony Award for Best Choreography in Spring Awakening as well as an Obie Award for the show's 2006 off-Broadway run.
In addition to creating more than 140 works for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jones has received numerous commissions to create dances for modern and ballet companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet, and the Ravinia Festival which commissioned and premiered Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray in 2009. He last helmed Broadway's award-winning Fela!