Sweet but Slow: CVRep’s Ambitious ‘Ballroom’ Has Numerous Lovely Moments—but the Pacing Is Problematic

Coachella Valley Repertory has chosen a re-imagined version of Jerome Kass’ Ballroom as its second production this season. Originally based on Kass’ Emmy Award-winning teleplay Queen of the Stardust Ballroom starring Maureen Stapleton, the show morphed into the 1978 Broadway musical Ballroom, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning the Tony for Best Choreography. […]