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The English actor, Douglas Hodge, is giving a sensational performance as Sergei Diagliev in Terrence McNally's new play, "Fire and Air" at The Classic Stage Company at 136 East 13th Street, New York City, New York.

He is supported by a superb cast of actors.

The play concerns Sergei Diagliev, the founder of the Ballet Russe, and the two great loves of his life, Vaslev Nijinsky and Leonide Massine.

See it, if you can. 

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James Cusati-Moyer plays Nijinsky and Jay Armstrong Johnson plays Massine.

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Diagliev attends to his greatest creation, Nijinsky, prior to his opening in "The Spectre of the Rose".

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There's a very interesting book on Nijinsky by Richard Buckle.

It is called "Nijinsky".

It is full of interesting photos.

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1 hour ago, rayban said:

There's a very interesting book on Nijinsky by Richard Buckle.

It is called "Nijinsky".

It is full of interesting photos.

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Nijinsky's performance of "The Spectre of the Rose" is on my short list of historical events for which I wish I could have been present. After a young woman has fallen asleep in a chair holding a rose from her lover, Nijinsky "flew" through the open window and danced in her dream. According to accounts, he departed by leaping through the window, always ascending, with no hint that he was about to land offstage. (If someone was there to catch him, I wonder who the lucky guy was who got that job.) By the way...THOSE THIGHS!!!

I loved Buckle's book. Parts of Nijinsky's diary have also been published.

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14 hours ago, jaragon said:

This could be a movie....

Always was a fan of Billy Bean since he played for the Dodgers.   

BTW,  there is a great jazz guitar player also named Billy Bean.    This isn't relevant to anything,  other than I have a some of his albums.  

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