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Kristi Boone and Isaac Stappas in Twyla Tharp's Baker's Dozen.
Photo:(c) Lois Greenfield 2007



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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ABT'S
2007 NEW YORK CITY CENTER SEASON

 
10/4/2007 - Casting for American Ballet Theatre’s 2007 season at New York City Center was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

American Ballet Theatre’s Fall 2007 season will open on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 P.M. with a Gala performance highlighted by the Company Premiere of George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, led by Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg. The program will also feature pas de deux from Antony Tudor’s The Leaves Are Fading, Stanton Welch’s Clear, and Act III of Don Quixote. A performance of Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free will round out the evening.

The first week at NY City Center will feature the World Premieres of Benjamin Millepied’s From Here On Out on Friday, October 26, and a new work by Jorma Elo on Saturday evening, October 27, led by Misty Copeland, Julie Kent, Kristi Boone, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes and Jared Matthews. The Leaves Are Fading will have its Revival Premiere on Wednesday, October 24, led by Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes, who will dance the role for the first time. Xiomara Reyes and Gennadi Saveliev will debut in these roles on Friday, October 26. On Thursday, October 25, Paloma Herrera and Jose Manuel Carreño will debut the leading roles in Clear and Michele Wiles and Maxim Beloserkovsky will debut the leading roles in Ballo della Regina.

American Ballet Theatre’s second week at NY City Center will include the Company Premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Baker’s Dozen on Tuesday, October 30, and the Revival Premiere of Agnes de Mille’s Fall River Legend, led by Julie Kent and Gennadi Saveliev, on Thursday, November 1. Gillian Murphy and Sascha Radetsky will make their debuts in Fall River Legend on Friday, November 2, and Michele Wiles and Isaac Stappas will dance these roles for the first time at the matinee on Sunday, November 4. Additional highlights of ABT’s second week include the debuts of Jacquelyn Reyes, Xiomara Reyes, Stella Abrera, Craig Salstein, Sascha Radetsky and Blaine Hoven in the new Elo/Glass/Close work on Tuesday, October 30, Stella Abrera and Sascha Radetsky in The Leaves Are Fading on Wednesday, October 31, and Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo in Ballo della Regina at the matinee on Sunday, November 4.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2007 Fall Season at New York City Center, priced from $27-$93, are available online or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. Performance-only tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night at NY City Center are priced from $30 to $135. NY City Center is located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. Superfund Asset Management, Inc. is the sponsor of ABT’s 2007 New York City Center season. Saks Fifth Avenue is the Leading Sponsor of ABT’s Costume Fund and CA, Inc. is the Leading Sponsor of ABT’s 2007 Family Initiative. American Airlines is ABT’s Official Airline. Additional support has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Complete casting follows:

FIRST WEEK
Tues. Eve., Oct. 23, 6:30 P.M. OPENING NIGHT GALA
BALLO DELLA REGINA (Company Premiere) – Murphy, Hallberg
THE LEAVES ARE FADING Pas de Deux – Wiles, Hammoudi
CLEAR Pas de Deux – Reyes, Cornejo
DON QUIXOTE Pas de Deux – Herrera, Carreño
FANCY FREE – Cornejo, Radetsky, Gomes, Abrera, Kent
Wed. Eve., Oct. 24, 7:30 P.M CLEAR – Reyes, Cornejo
THE LEAVES ARE FADING – Kent, Gomes*
FANCY FREE – Salstein, Hallberg, Carreño, Herrera, Murphy
Thur. Eve., Oct. 25, 7:30 P.M CLEAR – Herrera* ,Carreño*
MEADOW – Kent, Gomes
BALLO DELLA REGINA – Wiles*, Beloserkovsky*
Fri. Eve., Oct. 26, 8:00 P.M. BALLO DELLA REGINA – Murphy, Hallberg
THE LEAVES ARE FADING – Reyes*, Saveliev*
FROM HERE ON OUT (World Premiere) - Company
Sat. Mat., Oct. 27, 2:00 P.M. BALLO DELLA REGINA – Wiles, Beloserkovsky
MEADOW – Abrera, Hallberg
FANCY FREE – Cornejo, Radetsky, Gomes, Herrera, Kent
Sat. Eve., Oct. 27, 8:00 P.M. CLEAR – Herrera, Carreño
NEW ELO BALLET (World Premiere) – Copeland, Kent, Boone, Cornejo, Gomes, Matthews
FROM HERE ON OUT - Company
Sun. Mat., Oct. 28, 1:30 P.M. BALLO DELLA REGINA – Wiles, Beloserkovsky
NEW ELO BALLET – Copeland, Kent, Boone, Cornejo, Gomes, Matthews
FANCY FREE – Salstein, Hallberg, Carreño, Abrera, Murphy
Sun. Eve., Oct. 28, 7:00 P.M. THE LEAVES ARE FADING – Reyes, Saveliev
MEADOW – Kent, Gomes
FROM HERE ON OUT – Company
SECOND WEEK
Tues. Eve., Oct. 30, 7:30 P.M. BAKER’S DOZEN (Company Premiere) – Company
SINATRA SUITE – Gomes, Paris
NEW ELO BALLET – J. Reyes*, Reyes*, Abrera*, Salstein*, Radetsky*, Hoven*
FANCY FREE – Salstein, Hallberg, Carreño, Herrera, Murphy
Wed. Eve., Oct. 31, 7:30 P.M. THE LEAVES ARE FADING – Abrera*, Radetsky*
MEADOW – Kent, Gomes
FROM HERE ON OUT – Company
Thur. Eve., Nov. 1, 7:30 P.M FROM HERE ON OUT – Company
NEW ELO BALLET – J. Reyes, Reyes, Abrera, Salstein, Radetsky, Hoven
FALL RIVER LEGEND – Kent*, Saveliev*
Fri. Eve., Nov. 2, 8:00 P.M. BAKER’S DOZEN – Company
SINATRA SUITE – Carreño, Copeland+
MEADOW – Abrera, Hallberg
FALL RIVER LEGEND – Murphy*, Radetsky*
Sat. Mat., Nov. 3, 2:00 P.M. BAKER’S DOZEN – Company
SINATRA SUITE – Cornejo, Lane
THE LEAVES ARE FADING – Kent, Gomes
FROM HERE ON OUT – Company
Sat. Eve., Nov. 3, 8:00 P.M. BALLO DELLA REGNA – Murphy, Hallberg
BAKER’S DOZEN – Company
SINATRA SUITE – Gomes, Paris
FALL RIVER LEGEND – Kent, Saveliev
Sun. Mat., Nov. 4, 1:30 P.M. BALLO DELLA REGINA – Lane*, Cornejo*
FROM HERE ON OUT – Company
FALL RIVER LEGEND – Wiles*, Stappas*
Sun. Eve., Nov. 4, 7:00 P.M. BAKER’S DOZEN – Company
SINATRA SUITE – Carreño, Paris
NEW ELO BALLET – Copeland, Kent, Boone, Cornejo, Gomes, Matthews
FALL RIVER LEGEND – Murphy, Radetsky



*Please note: First time in a role:
Wed. Eve., Oct. 24 – Gomes in The Leaves Are Fading
Thurs. Eve., Oct. 25 – Herrera and Carreño in Clear; Wiles and Beloserkovsky in Ballo della Regina
Fri. Eve., Oct. 26 – Reyes and Saveliev in The Leaves Are Fading
Tue. Eve., Oct. 30 – J. Reyes, Reyes, Abrera, Salstein, Radetsky, Hoven in New Elo Ballet
Wed. Eve., Oct. 31 – Abrera and Radetsky in The Leaves Are Fading
Thurs. Eve., Nov. 1 – Kent and Saveliev in Fall River Legend
Fri. Eve., Nov. 2 – Murphy and Radetsky in Fall River Legend
Sun. Mat., Nov. 4 – Lane and Cornejo in Ballo della Regina; Wiles and Stappas in Fall River Legend

+Please note: First time in a role in New York:
Fri. Eve., Nov. 2 – Copeland in Sinatra Suite