Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel
April 29, 2013
The season-concluding performance of the Miami City Ballet, "Program IV: Broadway and Ballet," adds no small measure of star power to its roster of dancers in pointe shoes: Mets great Mike Piazza.
At the insistence of his wife and 6-year-old daughter, the Miami-based ballplayer joins the cast as a mobbed-up hit man in Richard Rodgers' rowdy, brassy ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," part of Rodgers' and Lorenz Hart¿s Broadway musical "On Your Toes." The show will be paired with Jerome Robbins' piano ballet "Dances at a Gathering."
Piazza performs exclusively on Friday night, but ballet lovers may also view the program at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). $20-$175. 305-949-6722 or ArshtCenter.org.