The beautiful Bunheads now has a beautiful goodbye for and thank-you to its fans.
Some key members of the Bunheads cast and the show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, got together on Aug. 17 to film this farewell dance. Set to Elton John’s “Blues for Baby and Me,” the choreography, by Marguerite Derricks (as always), is a callback to some of the show’s most notable dances. Sherman-Palladino directed the video.
Most memorably — and for some, tearfully — Sasha’s (Julia Goldani Telles) angry/triumphant dance to “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” is featured. Unfortunately, the show’s star, Sutton Foster, wasn’t available for the performance. But you’ll see Telles (Sasha), Bailey Buntain (Ginny), Kaitlyn Jenkins (Boo, who couldn’t perform because of an injury), and Jeanine Mason (Cozette).
It should perhaps be a literal crime for this show not to have found a large enough audience to stay on the air. While those of us who loved Bunheads work on getting that criminalizing legislation passed, at least we have this video for now.
Here are the full credits for the video:
Bailey Buntain (Ginny)
Julia Goldani Telles (Sasha)
Kaitlyn Jenkins (Boo/non-performing due to injury)
Jeanine Mason (Cozette)
Ra’Jahnae “Rae Rae” Patterson
Choreographed by Marguerite Derricks
Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Director of Photography: Kevin Atkinson
Fairy Godmother and Godfather: Helen Pai and Jackson Douglas