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‘Gotta Dance’ musical gets name change for Broadway run

Georgia Engel and the cast of "Gotta Dance" at its Chicago world-premiere engagement in 2015. | PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY

When the musical “Gotta Dance” opens on Broadway next Spring, it will be known as “HalfTime.”

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots,”), with a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, the musical — inspired by the real-life story and documentary of a group of hip-hop dancing seniors who perform at halftime for the New Jersey Nets — premiered in Chicago in December 2015, with a cast that included Stefanie Powers, Georgia Engel and Andre De Shields.