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August 8, 2019

New American Romance by James Whiteside Added to ABT's Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater, October 16-27, 2019

New York Premiere Scheduled for Wednesday, October 23

Aran Bell, Catherine Hurlin, Katherine Williams and Devon Teuscher in James Whiteside’s New American Romance. Photo: Erin Baiano, courtesy Vail Dance Festival.

New American Romance, choreographed by American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer James Whiteside, will receive its New York Premiere on October 23 during the Company’s Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater. It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Set to Suite Bergamasque for solo piano by Claude Debussy, New American Romance is Whiteside’s first work for American Ballet Theatre. Featuring eight dancers, the ballet received its World Premiere on July 27, 2019 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado. New American Romance will be given three performances during ABT’s Fall season, replacing the previously scheduled Dream within a Dream (deferred) by Michelle Dorrance.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2019 Fall season, priced from $30, are available online, at the Koch Theatre box office or by phone at 212-496-0600. Performance-only tickets for the Opening Night Gala begin at $35. The David H. Koch Theater is located at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 63rd Street in New York City. For more information, please visit ABT’s website at

New American Romance is generously supported through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.
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ABT is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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