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.

Artists

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

2015–2016 Season at The Joyce Theater

photo: Claire Camp photo: Chloe Campbell photo: Rick Faugno photo: Lori Ann Ferreri photo: Paloma Garcia Lee photo: Shonica Gooden photo: Susie Gorman photo: Rachel Guest photo: Tyler Hanes photo: Nick Kepley photo: David Paul Kidder photo: Marty Lawson photo: Jess LeProtto photo: Cathy Lyn photo: Skye Mattox photo: Nicholas Palmquist photo: Georgina Pazcoguin photo: Tera Lee Pollin photo: Justin Prescott photo: Amy Ruggiero photo: Tommy Scrivens photo: Mikey Winslow

2014 Season at The Joyce Theater

photo: Noah Aberlin photo: Netanel Bellaishe photo: Enrique Brown photo: Claire Camp photo: Chloe Campbell photo: Peter Chursin photo: Deanna Doyle photo: Sean Ewing photo: Rick Faugno photo: Lori Ann Ferreri photo: Rosie Lani Fiedelman photo: Paloma Garcia Lee photo: Jessica Lee Goldyn photo: Shonica Gooden photo: Susie Gorman photo: Peter Gregus photo: Rachel Guest photo: Craig Hall photo: Tyler Hanes photo: Naomi Kakuk photo: Nick Kepley photo: David Paul Kidder photo: Stephanie Klemons photo: Marty Lawson photo: Jess LeProtto photo: Cathy Lyn photo: Skye Mattox photo: Fletcher McTaggart photo: Erin Moore photo: Nicholas Palmquist photo: Jessica Lea Patty photo: Georgina Pazcoguin photo: Khori Petinaud photo: Tera Lee Pollin photo: Justin Prescott photo: Amar Ramasar photo: Matt Rivera photo: Amy Ruggiero photo: Luis Salgado photo: Tommy Scrivens photo: Ariel Shepley photo: Alison Solomon photo: Dani Spieler photo: Daniel Ulbricht photo: Mikey Winslow photo: Kevin Worley photo: Amra Faye Wright

2012–2013

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

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