Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jared Grimes puts a spin on the classic ’42nd Street’

Jared Grimes

Choreographer is Donna Reed scholarship alumnus

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minn. is staging a reinvented version of the Broadway classic “42nd Street.” This Ordway Original production with choreography by Jared Grimes was previously produced at Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre and garnered rave reviews. Performances begin on July 23 and continue for 24 performances through Aug. 11.

Grimes was a 2001 Donna Reed national scholarship recipient in dance. He went on to become an Astaire Award-winning dancer and tap and hip-hop/street jazz choreographer, performing alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis and Gregory Hines.

Grimes has extensive stage experience including such Broadway productions as “After Midnight” and “Holler If You Hear Me” and the Radio City Music Hall production of “The New York Spring Spectacular.”