Kathryn Morgan's Return to the Stage
The number of ballerinas dipping their pointe shoes in the musical theater pool has been noteworthy this season—and between Misty Copeland joining the cast of Broadway’s On the Town (in the role played by New York City Ballet’s Megan Fairchild), Leanne Cope’s Tony-nominated performance in An American in Paris and Tiler Peck’s recent turn in Little Dancer, we’re loving the trend.
Now, former NYCB dancer (and Pointe cover girl!) Kathryn Morgan will star in To Dance, a new musical based on the true story of a ballet dancer in Cold War Russia. The show marks Morgan’s first return to the New York stage since an illness sidelined her NYCB career in 2013. Since then, she’s become well known for her popular ballet blog, “If the Pointe Shoe Fits,” where she shares everything from career advice to exercises to makeup tutorials.
will premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival, August 18-30. Get more information here.