LOTS to look forward to during NYCB's first week of the Fall Season which begins on September 18th:
Robert Fairchild's Apollo on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday along with Sterling Hyltin, Tiler Peck, and Ana Sophia Scheller as the Muses;
Chase Finlay's Apollo on Wednesday and Saturday evening along with Maria Kowroski and debutantes Teresa Reichlen and Rebecca Krohn - whew, that's a lot of legs for one cast lol ;
Rebecca Krohn and Ashley Bouder will debut in Agon on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively;
Charles Askegard will return during the Thursday Gala to swirl Maria Kowroski around in Sophisticated Lady;
Three sets of dancers will share the three movements of Rubies during the Gala which will include the debut of a new Tall Girl, Emily Kikta and Daniel Ulbricht in the beloved Edward Villella's role (Couldn't we invite him, too? What a damn fine party that would make!)
The new Martins piece set to the glorious music from Tschaikovsky's Onegin includes just about everybody: 18 principals and a couple of soloists;
and last but not least, all those new costume designs by the Great Valentino for the Gala.
That's only a little bit of what's going to pack the theater with happy balletomanes. Go here to check out the rest.
Missing from the first week's festivities: Sara Mearns and Jenifer Ringer.
We need an update on Jennie Somogyi; she must be progressing right along. Hopefuly she'll be ready to return to the track this winter or spring.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!