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Huffington Post Live interviewed Kurtis Blow, Mike Fitelson, Virgil Gadson, and Jennifer Weber on November 21:

The New York Times made "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" an editor's pick in its listings ( and reviewed the NYC debut, calling it "magical" with "touches of poetry" and "a gift to Upper Manhattan" ( We were also included in the Weekend Miser:

Time Out New York kicked off its weekly listings section by interviewing choreographer Jennifer Weber and gave a shout out to the "classic rebooted" on the cover of the magazine:

Elle Magazine ran a photo essay about Ann-Sylvia Clark who portrayed our Maria-Clara as part of their focus on three different Nutcracker productions ( and posted a behind-the-scenes video (


The New York Post included the show in its round up of "sexy" Nutcrackers:

Broadway World's review described the show as a "a crowd-pleasing and uplifting saga" (

Good Day Street Talk on Fox 5 featured the show during a segment on December 6:

In its weekly list of what "To Do" in the city, New York Magazine said the number 3 and 4 things were to "see 'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' and then 'The Nutcracker'":

The New Yorker included a listing:

The New York CBS affiliate listed the show among its "6 great Nutcracker performances":

In its review the Uptown Collective blog said the show has "guts, soul and propulsive force.":

The Manhattan Times and a story about the "Beatbox Ballet" on the cover:

El Diario published stories about both the debut and encore shows at the United Palace:  and

BronxNet TV featured "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" Monday, November 17 during an interview with Dr. Bob Lee:

The Elite Daily blog posted a great behind-the-scenes video about the show:

DNAinfo wrote about our classical music series "with hip hop flair":

The Manhattan Times wrote that the show is "destined to be one of UPCA’s biggest events of the season":

Huffington Post Live added a video of dancer Virgil Madsen dancing to its Twitter feed:


Mommy Poppins included the show in its roundup of Nutcrackers in NYC: