Lorin Latarro Choreographs Her Broadway Path From Dancer to Creative

“Choreographer Lorin Latarro knows what it takes to sustain a career in the theatre world. As a veteran of 14 Broadway shows as a dancer, Latarro has made her mark as a choreographer for almost a decade. Her work is currently represented on Broadway in the show, Waitress.

Latarro spoke with Dance Network about her recent successes, her advice to dancers who want to make the transition to choreographer and a sneak peek at Almost Famous, the stage adaptation of the 2000 Cameron Crowe film. It will have its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego beginning this fall.”

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Lorin Latarro Breaks Down Her Choreography in Waitress—and 4 Other Shows

“From Shakespeare to Sondheim, from the grandeur of opera to small vignettes, Lorin Latarro constantly stretches herself.

‘I’m interested in the inner life of characters, but I’m also interested in kinetic functions,’ she says, which explains how she makes baking both frenetic and sensual in Waitress or how she renders writing both frustrating and blissful in Merrily. Here, the choreographer breaks down the movement behind five of her routines to get behind the psychology in the dance.”

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New Goodman Season to Feature “The Outsiders” Musical Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

“Rounding out the season next June will be the world premiere of The Outsiders. The new musical, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name, features a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, music and lyrics by Austin-based rock duo Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Justin Levine, direction by Tommy, and choreography by Waitress’ Lorin Latarro.

In The Outsiders, the hardened hearts, aching souls and romantic dreams of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their band of greasers take center stage in a fight for purpose and a quest for survival in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma. Performances will run June 20–August 2 in the Albert.”

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Photo Flash: WAITRESS Is Opening Up in London! Get a First Look at Katharine McPhee and the Cast!

“We’ve got your first peek inside the diner in London! Check out photos of the West End cast of Waitress, led by Katharine McPhee, below!

The show officially opens on Thursday 7 March. The Tony-nominated musical by Sara Bareilles has also recently extended its booking period to 19 October at the Adelphi Theatre, where it is now playing preview performances.

Waitress stars Katharine McPhee (Smash) as Jenna, Emmy-nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) as Ogie, Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.”

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A First Look at Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham in Superhero Off-Broadway Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

“The world premiere of Tom Kitt and John Logan’s new musical Superhero is set open at Second Stage Theater February 28 after beginning preview performances January 31. The Off-Broadway production, directed by Jason Moore with musical staging by Lorin Latarro, is scheduled to run through March 24.

Starring Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham alongside newcomer Kyle McArthur, Superhero tells the story of a fractured family, a mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and an unexpected hero. Rounding out the cast are Julia Abueva, Jake Levy, Salena Quresh, and Thom Sesma.”

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Merrily We Roll Along Opens Off-Broadway February 19

“Fiasco Theater and Roundabout Theatre Company celebrate the official opening of the Off-Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along February 19. Following Fiasco’s Into the Woods, the resident company brings its signature ensemble style and imagination to the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical about a trio of showbiz friends who come together and fall apart over several years.

Merrily We Roll Along plays in the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Performances began January 12 and are scheduled to continue through April 7. The production features choreography by Lorin Latarro, and music direction and orchestrations by Alexander Gemignani.”

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A Sneak Peek at “Superhero” Off-Broadway

“The world premiere of Tom Kitt and John Logan’s new musical Superhero is set to begin performances at Second Stage Theater January 31 where it will officially open February 28. The Off-Broadway production, directed by Jason Moore with musical staging by Lorin Latarro, is scheduled to run through March 24.

Starring Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham alongside newcomer Kyle McArthur, Superhero tells the story of a fractured family, a mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and an unexpected hero. Roudning out the cast are Julia Abueva, Jake Levy, Salena Quresh, and Thom Sesma.”

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“Merrily We Roll Along” Begins at Roundabout January 12

“Performances begin January 12 at Roundabout Theatre for Fiasco Theater’s staging of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along. Helmed by Fiasco’s co-artistic director Noah Brody, the production incorporates additional material lifted from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1934 play that inspired the musical.

The production features choreography by Lorin Latarro, music direction and orchestrations by Alexander Gemignani, sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Paloma Young, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, and sound design by Peter Hylenski.”

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Get a First Listen of New Musical “SUPERHERO” Staged by Lorin Latarro

“Second Stage Theater has released a sneak peek music video of “I’ll Save the Girl,” from the upcoming World Premiere musical, Superhero. The song is performed by cast member Kyle McArthur, accompanied by composer/lyricist Tom Kitt on the piano. Watch below!

SUPERHERO will begin previews January 31, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on February 28, 2019.”

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West End “WAITRESS” Begins Rehearsals

“Waitress is opening up in the West End! The cast, led by Katharine McPhee, began rehearsals yesterday. Check out the group shot, posted to the show’s Twitter page!

Waitress will begin preview performances on 8 February ahead of its official opening night on 7 March at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.”

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