According to Playbill, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will make her NYCB debut next year, in the company’s Spring 2011 season. She’ll act in a new production, by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, of The Seven Deadly Sins, a Kurt Weill ballet with libretto by Bertolt Brecht. Balanchine choreographed the original version of that ballet, which is about a character depicted both by an actress and a dancer.
I’ve never seen the ballet but I love LuPone. Something definitely to look forward to. For a little more about the history of that ballet, see the NYTimes ArtsBeat blog’s post.
Above image of LuPone in Gypsy, taken from PaperMag.