Misty Copeland Joins Cast of "On the Town"

American Ballet Theatre just wrapped up its 2015 spring season, but that doesn’t mean newly promoted principal Misty Copeland is slowing down any. Yesterday, The New York Times announced that from August 25–September 5, Copeland will be dancing—and singing—as Ivy Smith in the Broadway musical On the Town. (New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild currently portrays the role.) According to Broadwayworld.com, Copeland will perform during the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening shows and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees (but not the Saturday and Sunday evening performances). Luckily, her run on the Great White Way coincides with ABT’s summer layoff, so she should be back on the ballet stage in time for the company’s fall season. How on earth does she do it all? I’m not sure, but ballet hasn’t gotten this much popular attention in a long time. Keep it coming, Misty!

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