I believe it was Jennifer in the comments that gave me a heads up for an extremely COOL job that Cheryl and Tony got – choreographing a dance for the movie Toy Story!! Congratulations, guys!! Very exciting!!
This one will be of interest to John – Derek Hough working with Nigel Lithgow on a stage production of Cinderella. Derek is doing “special choreography” – in this context, I have NO idea what that means. I may have to get on a plane. :-) For those that don’t know Nigel is one of the creators behind American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, in addition to being a judge on the latter. Good connection for Derek! From BroadwayWord.com:
Reynolds, Taylor, Hough & More Attached For El Portal Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Season
A Modern Musical Extravaganza
A Traditional London Panto
Produced and directed by The Lythgoe Family
With special choreography by Derek Hough
November 27 – December 19
Lythgoe Family Productions presents Cinderella, a Modern, Musical Extravaganza! In the style of the outrageous British holiday pantomimes, Nigel, Bonnie, and Kris Lythgoe (the people responsible for “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing With The Stars,” and “American Idol”) bring this wild, wacky, and adorable holiday event to the states. A talent search for Cinderella will take place over the summer throughout Los Angeles and the winner will star in this exciting production. With special choreography by Dancing With the Stars Derek Hough, the show will blend the time-honored fairy tale with contemporary pop music and dancing, outrageous and audience-interactive comedy, magic tricks designed by the amazing Ed Alonzo, and will feature fantastic costumes direct from London. Fun for the kids, but clever enough to delight adults. All British – all the time!