Company

Mission

Company Mission

To create and promote a professional resident dance company to present significant stage and film musical dance works with the integrity to which they were created, to entertain, educate and inspire audiences with historical accuracy of style and technique.

Company Goals

• To demonstrate the value of theater dance choreography through careful research and reconstruction, our utmost respect for how the dance relates to the source of the choreographers inspiration and do justice to those works that stand alone as outstanding entertainment.

• To maintain a core company of dancers and employ guest artists who possess the style and technical requirements necessary to best interpret the work.

• To present live show stopping musical theater and film dance works at home in New York City and on tour, to fulfill our mission to entertain, educate and inspire audiences with historical accuracy of style and technique.

• To establish ADM21 as "A Living Archive" of musical theater choreography."

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The New Era of Reconstruction

We are grateful to the talented contributing artists who imparted their experience and knowledge as they reconstructed dances for our studio showings. It is vital to our process to have their support in order to not only present the original choreography, but to capture the original intent and style.

The dialogue of bygone shows is available in old scripts
Songs can be resurrected from scores
Sets, from photos and models
But for the most part
The dances are
GONE,
Retrievable only from the minds of those who made or performed them!

photo: Donna McKechnie

Music and the Mirror
From "A Chorus Line"
Reconstructed by Donna McKechnie
Original Choreography, Michael Bennett

photo: Robert La Fosse

Mr. Monotony
From "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"
Reconstructed by Robert La Fosse
Original Choreography, Jerome Robbins

photo: Marge Champion

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
From "Lovely To Look At"
Reconstructed by Margo Sappington
Coached by Marge Champion
Original Choreography, Hermes Pan

photo: Tome' Cousin

Simply Irresistible from "Contact"
Reconstructed by Tomé Cousin
Under the supervision of Susan Stroman
Assisted by Leeanna Smith
Original Choreography, Susan Stroman

photo: Baayork Lee

Turkey Lurkey Time from "Promises, Promises"
Reconstructed by Donna McKechnie, Margo Sappington, Baayork Lee
Original Choreography, Michael Bennett

photo: Kathryn Doby

Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar
from "Big Deal"
Reconstructed by Kathryn Doby
Original Choreography, Bob Fosse

photo: Randy Skinner

Go Into Your Dance
from "42nd Street"
Special thanks to Randy Skinner for presenting a special tap performance of his "Go Into Your Dance" choreography.

Our special appreciation to Susan Stroman and Nicole Fosse who graciously came to rehearsals to offer their invaluable coaching tips.

photo: Donna McKechnie photo: Robert La Fosse photo: Marge Champion photo: Tomé Cousin photo: Baayork Lee photo: Randy Skinner photo: Kathryn Doby photo: Leeanna Smith

Artists

We acknowledge our talented and dedicated artists who inspire us and give life to ADM21… now and forever.

photo: Alex Wong photo: Amar Ramasar photo: Amra Faye Wright photo: Angelique Ilo photo: Ariel Shepley photo: Brad Anderson photo: Cara Kjellman photo: Charles Askegard photo: Cory Lingner photo: Daniel Ulbricht photo: David Bushman photo: Deanna Doyle photo: Debbie Gravitte photo: Derek Hanson photo: Drew Humphrey photo: Fletcher McTaggart photo: Georgina Pazcoguin photo: Jarrod Emick photo: Jason Sparks photo: Jeremy McQueen photo: Jessica Knuth photo: Jessica Lee Goldyn photo: Kirstin Tucker photo: Kristine Bendul photo: Kurt Froman photo: Lauren Kadel photo: Mara Davi photo: Maria Kowroski photo: Mark Myars photo: Marty Lawson photo: Matt Baker photo: Matthew Steffans photo: Mary Giattino photo: Mary Nesvadba photo: Mayumi Miguel photo: Michael Williams photo: Naomi Kakuk photo: Nathaniel Shaw photo: Nina Goldman photo: Olivia Bowman-Jackson photo:  Orfeh photo: Paloma Garcia-Lee photo: Patrick Coker photo: Peter Chursin photo: Peter Gregus photo: Rebecca Riker photo: Rosie Lani Fiedelman photo: Samantha Sturm photo: Sara Brians photo: Sarah Meahl photo: Sarah Weber-Gallo photo: Sarrah Strimel photo: Sean Ewing photo: Shannon Hammons photo: Stacey Todd-Holt photo: Stephen Carrasco photo: Stephen Hanna photo: Steven Geary photo: Susie Gorman photo: Tera-Lee Pollin photo: Tiffany Ocvirk photo: Tommy Scrivens photo: Wesley Edwards

Musicians

photo: Eugene Gwozdz

Eugene Gwozdz

Musical Director

Eugene Gwozdz is a Broadway Musical Director-arranger-orchestrator who also is considered one of Broadway's top pianists. He is the Musical Director/Arranger for the DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, and is currently working on a new musical with Earl Wilson, Jr., YES, A MUSICAL. He has worked with many Broadway stars, including Audra McDonald, Patti Lupone, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Betty Buckley, Kristin Chenoweth and Karen Ziemba. He is Musical Director/Pianist for Anika Noni Rose and Broadway Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie.

ADM21 Band

Piano: Eugene Gwozdz
Drums: Andrew Beall
Reeds: Chris Reza
Trumpet: Raul Agraz
Trumpet: Dave Trigg
Trombone: Nate Mayland

Rehearsal Pianists

Rachel Kaufman
John Prestianni

Guest Musical Directors

Tedd Firth — "First Look" showing, New York City Center, Studio 4. June 28, 2012
Jeffrey Klitz — "Dance From the Heart" gala, DRA. January 28, 2013