The first of the sold-out evenings (Thursday)— there will be standby lines for both — will feature clips from nearly 20 of his films that showcase his creativity dancing with such props as mops (1943's "Thousands Cheer") and on roller skates ("It's Always Fair Weather"), and his astonishing athleticism such as in the Mack the Black number from 1948's "The Pirate."
Special guests include contemporary talent who
have been inspired by Kelly — pop superstar and actor Justin
Timberlake and "Glee" actor/dancer Harry Shum Jr. Another Kelly fanatic,
actor and song-and-dance man Hugh
Jackman, is sending along a video message. Also scheduled to appear are Nastassja
Kinski, who starred in Francis
Ford Coppola's 1982 musical "One from the Heart" — Kelly was an advisor on
the film — and Kenny Ortega,
who choreographed the 1980 cult musical "Xanadu,"
in which Kelly appeared withOlivia Newton-John.
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