Get ready to lose your mind as Tyler Hanes (currently starring as Rum Tum Tugger in the Broadway revival of Cats) dances us through his incredible, varied Broadway resume. As a special treat, he's joined by Cats costar Georgina Pazcoguin for "The Great Lover" ballet from On the Town. See the killer pair together in Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre.
CATS holds a sacred place in many dancers’ hearts. Tackling T.S. Eliot’s alternate, feline universe offers a chance to be part of a legacy, and cast members speak reverentially of the show’s whimsy and technical demands. Now, in the current revival on Broadway, a new litter is exploring Andy Blankenbuehler’s movement layered in with Gillian Lynne’s original choreography.
Bring on the men! The results are in for our annual Broadway's Sexiest Man Alive, and the fans (ahem, and the Broadway.com staff) went nuts ranking stage hunks on Culturalist. This year's title went to a curious cat that rocks leather pants onstage and a camera off: former Broadway.com vlogger Tyler Hanes! Cats' Rum Tum Tugger shared the top 10 with stars like Wicked's Michael Campayno, Falsettos' unlikely lovers Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells, On Your Feet! hunk Ektor Rivera and more. Take a look at your sizzling top 10, and congrats to all the hunks making the Great White Way red hot!
Most dancers are fortunate enough to be cast in one Broadway show. Tyler Hanes has been in nine. And the list of impressive credits does not stop at Broadway. Hanes has been in movies, television shows and even produces a new web series. He is well-known in the performing community, and for only great reasons. He’s down to earth, talented and just down right hilarious. (Check out the behind-the-scenes CATS vlog here.)
Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s iconic musical Cats returned to Broadway this summer, with British chanteuse Leona Lewis making her debut on the Great White Way as Grizabella, The Glamour Cat. (Her run in the show ended last month, and School of Rock actress Mamie Parris has since taken over the “Memory”-making role.) I went behind the scenes at the theater and got a crash course in stage makeup, skin-tight unitards and choreography before making my own debut on a Broadway stage.
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century transports us to the glory days of theatre dance with numbers like "I Hope I Get It" and the famed Oklahoma! "Dream Ballet." We asked some of Broadway's most iconic dancers who they think could lead the next revolution in musical theatre choreography.
Every month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out editor Matthew Wexler’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. We couldn’t ask for a better holiday gift than Tyler Hanes, who will be dancing as a member of The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at the Joyce Theater from December 21 – January 3.