She will dance the role for two weeks, Aug. 25-Sept. 6, replacing Megan Fairchild, a New York City Ballet principal dancer who is leaving the show to return to that dance company. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced.
“We are so thrilled to have Misty joining us at this momentous time in her career,” producer Howard Kagan said. “On the Town has a long history of progressive, diverse casting which began with the creative team’s casting of Japanese-American dancer Sono Osato as ‘Ivy Smith’ in the original 1944 production, in the midst of World War II, as well as featuring one of the first racially-integrated ensembles. So it seems fitting that this incredible talent, who has broken through barriers in the dance world, will make her Broadway debut in this show.”
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