Photo Coverage: An Evening of Latin Rhythms

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An array of stars sizzled through "An Evening of Latin Rhythms" at BB Kings Blues Club on November 20th. The one-night-only event benefited Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

Hosted by Broadway legend Chita Rivera (The Dancer's Life, Chicago, West Side Story), the evening featured a cavalcade of Latin American Broadway, television and film stars including: John Leguizamo (Freak, Moulin Rouge), telenovela star Lupita Ferrer, Rosie Perez, Tony Award-winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Les Miserables, Rent) Allen Hidalgo (Hot Feet), Wilson Cruz (LOGO TV's "Noah's Ark"), JusTina Machado (HBO's "Six Feet Under"), John Herrera (The Times They Are A-Changin'), Natalie Toro (Les Miserables), Saundra Santiago (TV's "The Sopranos" and Broadway's Nine) Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, Doreen Montalvo and Tony Chiroldes (stars of next season's musical In The Heights), among others.

Grammy Award-winning trombonist Jimmy Bosch was just one of the band of All Star Mambo and Salsa musicians. The evening's music was orchestrated and conducted by four time Grammy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Ray Santos.  The evening's musical journey spanned the jazz and mambo hits of the "Palladium era" through the Cuban "Salsa invasion" of the 1950s and 60s that continues to influence today's biggest Latin recording stars. A nineteen member ensemble of dancers from the worlds of Broadway and Latin Ballroom was highlighted by a rare appearance by the legendary original stars of Latin Ballroom - Augie and Margo Rodriguez.

Visit www.broadwaycares.org for more information.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Ray Santos Orchestra


Chita Rivera and Ray Santos


Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera


Richard Amaro and Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera and Richard Amaro


Chita Rivera and Richard Amaro


Jimmy Bosch


Lupita Ferrer


Lupita Ferrer


John Herrera


John Herrera


JusTina Machado


JusTina Machado


Doreen Montalvo


Richard Amaro


Ramon Flowers


Ramon Flowers


Ramon Flowers and dancers


Ramon Flowers and dancers


Allyson Tucker


Allyson Tucker


Katie Marlow and Billy Fajardo


Katie Marlow and Billy Farjado


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Saundra Santiago


Saundra Santiago


Natalie Toro


Natalie Toro


Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera and Richard Amaro

Party


Richard Amaro


Richard Amaro


Irene Aram and Richard Amaro


Irene Aram and Raymond del Barrio


Richard Amaro, Irene Aram and Raymond del Barrio


Lupita Ferrer


Lupita Ferrer


Lupita Ferrer


Russell Warfield and Ramon Flowers


John Herrera


Allen Hidalgo


Ramon Flowers and Allen Hidalgo


JusTina Machado


JusTina Machado


JusTina Machado and Irene Aram


Doreen Montalvo


Doreen Montalvo


Doreen Montalvo


Natalie Toro, Doreen Montalvo, Tony Chiroldes and Lupita Ferrer


Richie Ridge and Saundra Santiago


Saundra Santiago


Natalie Toro


Natalie Toro


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Irene Aram and Daphne Rubin-Vega


Chita Rivera and Daphne Rubin-Vega


Lupita Ferrer and Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera and Ramon Flowers


Chita Rivera and Richie Ridge


Chita Rivera with Richie Ridge and Bradshaw Smith


Richard Amaro and Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera and Richard Amaro


Chita Rivera

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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