The new musical, based on Alexandra Shiva's Peabody Award-winning documentary about autistic adults, begins performances at the Belasco Theatre in November.
How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway Tickets
How to Dance in Ohio on Broadway Information
Dance on over to the Belasco Theatre for How to Dance in Ohio, the uplifting new musical about change, confidence, self-discovery, love, and of course, dance. Check back for information on How to Dance in Ohio tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
The How to Dance in Ohio musical is based on director Alexandra Shiva's documentary of the same name, which follows seven autistic adults preparing for a spring formal dance at an Ohio group counseling center. In the process, they learn valuable social skills, change up their routines, and experience love, stress, and independence as they never have before.
The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on HBO in 2015 and won a Peabody Award the following year. News of a musical adaptation first surfaced in 2018, with legendary Broadway director/producer Harold Prince tapped to direct. Upon his 2019 death, Sammi Cannold, known for directing productions at multiple major stages across the U.S., assumed the role of director.
Cannold now makes her Broadway debut with How to Dance in Ohio in New York, and she's not the only one. Bookwriter/lyricist Rebekah Greer Melocik, composer Jacob Yandura, and choreographer Mayte Natalio make their debuts as well alongside the seven autistic lead actors, all reprising their roles from the musical's world premiere in Syracuse, New York in 2022.
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November 15th, 2023
Cast and creative
By: Rebekah Greer Melocik, based on the documentary by Alexandra Shiva
Songs by: Jacob Yandura (music) and Rebekah Greer Melocik (lyrics)
Director: Sammi Cannold
Choreography: Mayte Natalio
Cast list: Desmond Edwards (as Remy), Amelia Fei (as Caroline), Madison Kopec (as Marideth), Liam Pearce (as Drew), Imani Russell (as Mel), Conor Tague (as Tommy), Ashley Wool (as Jessica), Haven Burton (as Terry), Darlesia Cearcy (as Johanna), Caesar Samayoa (as Dr. Emilio Amigo), Cristina Sastre (as Ashley Amigo), Carlos L Encinias, Nick Gaswirth, Melina Kalomas, Martín Solá, Jean Christian Barry, Collin Hancock, Hunter Hollingsworth, Marina Jansen, Ayanna Thomas, Marina Pires
Design: Robert Brill
Costumes: Sarafina Bush
Lighting: Bradley King
Sound: Connor Wang
Other info: Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, music consultation by Mary-Mitchell Campbell