The Company

Who Cares?

This is Balanchine’s tribute to the Hollywood musical, complete with toe-tapping music courtesy of George Gershwin.  Celebrating Gershwin’s 100th birthday, Who Cares? originated from 16 songs George Gershwin composed between 1924 and 1931.  In 1937, George Gershwin asked Balanchine to come to Hollywood to create choreography for the movie Goldwyn Follies for which he was composing music.  Balanchine used Gershwin’s songs to portray an American exuberance charged with the distinctive energy of Manhattan.  This tribute to Hollywood’s bygone years celebrates not only the most memorable music of Gershwin, but also the spirit of Broadway like you have never seen it.