NEW YORK, N.Y. -- David Neumann, a 1983 graduate of South Brunswick High School, has been nominated for a Tony Award for best choreographer for the Broadway musical "Hadestown."

A founding member of the Doug Elkins Dance Company, Neumann already is an award-winning dancer and choreographer. He has won Bessie awards in 1991 for his performance and in 1998 for his choreography.

"Hadestown" is an updated retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The play premiered Off-Broadway three years ago, and, following productions in Canada and Great Britain, the show premiered in previews on Broadway two months ago. The show was developed for the stage and directed by Rachel Chavkin.

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Neumann described himself as "mostly a downtown experimental dance and theatre maker" in an interview with Times Square Chronicles.

"Hadestown" is being performed at the Walter Kerr Theatre at 219 West 48th St. in midtown Manhattan.