Misty Copeland Makes Her Broadway Debut in 'On the Town'
There’s no stopping Misty Copeland!
In June, it was revealed the ballerina had been named the
American Ballet Theatre’s first black principal dancer in the 75-year history
of the company. The news came after she was named one of Time’s 100
Most Influential People.
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The ballerina is capping off a breakout year with her
Broadway debut in the hit musical, On the Town. The dance-heavy show proved to
be the perfect place for the 32-year-old performer to expand her repertoire.
She was all smiles on Tuesday, during her first performance
as Ivy Smith, New York City’s “Miss Turnstile” and the desire of sailor Gabey
(Tony Yazbeck). The crowd was eager to see the dancer on stage, the New York
Times reports, adding that “her Ivy was terrific.”
Though, the paper did offer one critique: “Ms. Copeland’s
singing voice may be flat,” but clearly the draw is her dancing. Following her
debut performance, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts presented Copeland
with flowers, and she received cheers from the crowd.
Sadly, Copeland’s time on the Broadway stage is a limited
one. The show is scheduled to close on Sept. 6. So fans of the dancer better
act quick before she’s back to performing at Lincoln Center.
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All photos courtesy of Joan Marcus for On the Town on Broadway.