BLACK TUESDAY


Music: Songs From the Great Depression
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Set and Costumes by Santo Loquasto
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running time: 24:00

World Premiere:American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D. C. on April 10, 2001.

Original Cast: Jerry Douglas and Sean Stewart (Underneath the Arches), Stella Abrera and Ethan Brown (There’s No Depression in Love), Erica Fischbach and Brian Reeder (Slummin’ On Park Avenue), Karin Ellis-Wentz (Sittin’ on a Rubbish Can), Marcelo Gomes, Erica Cornejo, Elizabeth Gaither, Anne Milewski (Are You Making Any Money?), Erica Cornejo (The Boulevard of Broken Dreams), Marian Butler ((I Went Hunting) and the Big Bad Wolf Was Dead), Ethan Stiefel (Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?).

SYNOPSIS

A ballet for thirteen dancers, Black Tuesday was given its World Premiere by American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D. C. on April 10, 2001.
Black Tuesday is set to music from the Great Depression. There are eight songs: Underneath the Arches, There’s No Depression in Love, Slummin’ on Park Avenue from On the Avenue by Irving Berlin, Sittin’ on a Rubbish Can, Are You Making Any Money?, The Boulevard of Broken Dreams from Moulin Rouge by Dubin and Warren, (I Went Hunting) and the Big Bad Wolf Was Dead from Cockeyed Cavaliers by Burton and Jason, and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? from Americana by Harburg and Gorney.
The cast for the World Premiere was as follows: Jerry Douglas and Sean Stewart (Underneath the Arches), Stella Abrera and Ethan Brown (There’s No Depression in Love), Erica Fischbach and Brian Reeder (Slummin’ On Park Avenue), Karin Ellis-Wentz (Sittin’ on a Rubbish Can), Marcelo Gomes, Erica Cornejo, Elizabeth Gaither, Anne Milewski (Are You Making Any Money?), Erica Cornejo (The Boulevard of Broken Dreams), Marian Butler ((I Went Hunting) and the Big Bad Wolf Was Dead), Ethan Stiefel (Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?).
Black Tuesday was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with additional commissioning support from Dance St. Louis, and the Carlsen Center at Johnson Community College.


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