The Joffrey Ballet's Othello Making Headlines

Well, I admit that from a personal standpoint the opening performance of Othello went incredibly well on Wednesday night, and now we have a wonderful review from Sid Smith at the Chicago Tribune.  I want to thank everyone that came to see the performance on Wednesday night, including all of the wonderful emails, messages, and posting on my facebook page both before and after the performance.  I’ve put a lot of work into this role, but it all becomes worth it when I hear the reactions of audience members to the show as a whole.  Just from this one opening performance, the positivity and glowing reviews I have heard makes each of us at Joffrey proud.  We want to please, impress, and move you, and I feel that this show is a standout for the Joffrey.

Joffrey’s ‘Othello’ has killer style


Fabrice Calmels and April Daly in Joffrey Ballet’s “Othello.” (Courtesy of Joffrey Ballet)

Photo and Headline Taken from Sid Smith’s review of Othello, October 16, 2009:,0,3480683.story

Before the show opened on Wednesday, Hedy Weiss with the Chicago Sun Times interviewed me in a great article publicizing our upcoming performances.  Please check it out here.  I was also interviewed by Sid Smith, who wrote an equally wonderful article back in September.  Please check it out here.

The Sun Times also put together a great photo gallery on their website.  Check out some of the performance photos here
Below are pictures from various other media sources that have graciously publicized Othello.  It’s not too late to get tickets! Hope to see you there…


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  • Congrats on the great reviews.

  • In reply to bill80:

    thanks bill!

  • In reply to bill80:

    Here's my review of the premiere. Keep up the great work.

  • In reply to bill80:

    Review of Sat., Oct 17th performance with Cast two:

  • In reply to bill80:

    Hey Fabrice, on this side of a CTA bus, I saw an Othello ad of you right next to a ChicagoNow ad! It must be fate :)

  • In reply to AliciaEler:

    Did you take a pic Alicia?

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