Dance: Manhattan, Wry and Sweet

George Balanchine's 115th ballet is an evocative tribute to a corner of his own past. Who Cares?, which was given its world premiere by the New York City Ballet last week, is a nostalgic, gently ironic reminder that "Mr. B." spent a few lean years in the '30s as a creator of dance for stage musicals. In Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, which he designed for the 1936 Rodgers and Hart hit, On Your Toes, Balanchine brought a touch of ballet to Broadway. Who Cares? brings back a little bit of old Broadway to ballet....

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