PBS Documentary Looks Past Joffrey's Renaissance in Chicago
American Masters: Joffrey (PBS - Friday, 9pm) - Archival footage is terrific and interviews with such former Joffrey
stars as Gary Chryst, Christian Holder and current artistic director
Ashley Wheater are useful. But so much of this history is old news, even
if no one had put it in its own documentary before.
How much more
immediate this could have been had writer-director Bob Hercules had
focused more on the company's 17-year resurrection in Chicago, where,
from all reports, it is thriving in its own state-of-the-art facility
and touring (but not, according to its website, to New York).