There was nothing the censors could put their fingers on. The red color, the girl in black and the sailor in white were very sensuous. The moves were sensuous. Yet I never laid a glove on her. There was nothing the censors could say. If they did, I could have said, “What? Do you have a dirty mind?" - Gene Kelly, Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age at the American Film Institute
Misty Copeland Will Make Her Broadway Debut, Joining the Cast of ‘On the Town’
A few days after she made history, becoming the first African American woman to be named Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland is taking her ballerina skills to Broadway this summer, making her debut, joining the cast of the musical, “On the Town” - but only for a 2-week run that will begin on August 25.
She’ll be playing a New York City Ballet principal dancer named Ivy.
“On the Town” is a musical that is actually based on an idea for a 1944 ballet titled “Fancy Free,” by Jerome Robbins, and introduced several popular classic songs, like “New York, New York,” and others. The story follows 3 American sailors on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City during WWII. Each of them meets and quickly connects with a woman.+