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Misty Copeland dazzles in Broadway debut in 'On the Town'

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Misty Copeland, center, appears at the curtain call for her Broadway debut in ‘On The Town’ at the Lyric Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in New York.

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Misty Copeland appears at the curtain call for her Broadway debut in ‘On The Town’ at the Lyric Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in New York.

'On the Town' by Leonard Bernstein, Adolph Green and Betty Comden tells the story of three sailors on leave in New York City.©2014 Joan Marcus

‘On the Town’ by Leonard Bernstein, Adolph Green and Betty Comden tells the story of three sailors on leave in New York City.

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Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal dancer, is now a Broadway baby.

She dazzled in her Great White Way debut on Tuesday in the classic musical “On the Town.”

As subway poster girl Miss Turnstiles, Copeland was magical from beginning to end, showing grace and sure-footed confidence in dances based on Jerome Robbins’ original choreography.

She also showed remarkable chemistry with the show’s charismatic star, Tony Yazbeck, in a sultry and sinewy pas de deux.

As subway poster girl Miss Turnstiles, Misty Copeland was magical from beginning to end, showing grace and sure-footed confidence in dances based on Jerome Robbins' original choreography. Joan Marcus

As subway poster girl Miss Turnstiles, Misty Copeland was magical from beginning to end, showing grace and sure-footed confidence in dances based on Jerome Robbins’ original choreography.

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Misty Copeland appears at the curtain call for her Broadway debut in “On The Town” at the Lyric Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in New York.

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Misty Copeland dazzled in her Great White Way debut on Tuesday in the musical “On the Town.”

Copeland joins fine-tuned cast in a brightly polished production that’s been running almost a year but still looks brand new.

“On the Town” by Leonard Bernstein, Adolph Green and Betty Comden tells the story of three sailors on leave in New York City. In a bittersweet twist, Copeland joins the show as it’s ending. It closes on Sept. 6.

If you haven’t seen it, go.

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