As promised, here are some scenes from Johnny's world premiere of "Heartbroken," his new show program for which he did both the choreography and costume. The video of the performance can be found here.
Johnny was the headliner at Ice Theatre of New York's 2010 Home Season Opening Night, which was on Thursday, and this is his first ice appearance in NYC post-Olympics. ITNY also had a show last night and their final Chelsea Piers performance is tonight at 7 p.m. Johnny didn't perform in the last two shows, as it seems like he has decamped for Louisville to attend the Kentucky Derby (or as best we can guess from his Twitter feed). We can only imagine what his Derby wardrobe looks like (pictures please, if you have them).
But back to New York. The shows featured ITNY ensemble members Alizah Allen, Ali Blank, Eve Chalom, Angela Chiang, Michael Dionysiou, Kristina Faclo, Andrew Naylor, Michele Forchione, Marni Halasa, Elizabeth L'Heureux, Kenny Moir, Radmila Olshansky, Jiri Prochazka, Kevin Sidwell, Steven Smith and Wendy Wilke. In addition, ice dancers Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre performed their exhibition number Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman. We included some great shots from the other performances. More, of course, to come later, including a slideshow and video from Johnny's other performance, Bad Romance by his muse, Lady Gaga.
Just a couple nights after we met with 2010 Olympic silver medal ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the Figure Skating in Harlem fundraiser in New York City's Central Park, the pair showed up at Rockefeller Rink on Wednesday morning to skate for a national television audience on NBC's Today Show. Naturally, we were interested in seeing their Bollywood-inspired original dance in person, and we brought our camera. Also cheering on Meryl and Charlie were fellow Olympians Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto and Mirai Nagasu.
If you want more pictures Meryl and Charlie, as well as the other skaters who attended the FSIH gala, there are some here and here and here.
And finally, here is the last slideshow from Skating with the Stars, an annual fundraiser in New York City's Central Park to benefit Figure Skating in Harlem. This year's event was held on Monday night and honored
Kristi Yamaguchi, Tamara Tunie (star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and FSH’s Chair Emerita), and Candace Matthews (current FSH Board Chair and Chief Marketing Officer of Amway).
Attending was a who's who from the skating world, including Kristi, Johnny Weir, Dorothy Hamill, Mirai Nagasu, Jeremy Abbott, Tanith
Belbin, Ben Agosto, Timothy
Goebel, Sasha Cohen, Meryl Davis, Charlie White,
Todd Eldredge, and Emily and Sarah Hughes. But also on hand was most of the cast of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, which served as honorary sponsors of the event (Tamara
Tunie has been a longtime supporter and board member). I interviewed comedian Richard Belzer, who plays Sgt. John Munch, on his way in to the event and will show a brief video later this month.
Ben Agosto, Charlie White, Dorothy Hamill, Emily Hughes, Figure Skating in Harlem, Jeremy Abbott, Johnny Weir, Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis, Mirai Nagasu, Sarah Hughes, Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin