Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards

Last night, April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life.

BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos from inside the concert below!

Martin Richards was the head of the film and theatrical Production Company, The Producer Circle, which he founded with his late wife Mary Lea Johnson in 1976. Their first musical, On The Twentieth Century, directed by Harold Prince, won five Tony Awards. Their next, Sweeney Todd, also directed by Mr. Prince, won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. They co-produced the Pulitzer Prize winning Crimes Of The Heart, Foxfire, for which Jessica Tandy received the Best Actress Tony Award, Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, which won five Tony Awards, and the hit Off Broadway musicals, March Of The Falsettos and Mayor. Mr. Richards has also co-produced the Obie Award winning Dylan, which starred Rue McClanahan, Bob Fosse's Chicago, which was nominated for eleven Tonys and won Best Musical in London and Los Angeles, The Norman Conquests, which received the Outer Critics Circle Award, La Cage aux Folles, which won six Tonys, including Best Musical, and The Will Rogers Follies, again with Tommy Tune directing and choreographing, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Best Of Friends, starring Diana Douglas, which he produced with Michael Douglas, Sally Marr ...and her escorts, which starred Joan Rivers, who received a Best Actress Tony Nomination, the Cy Coleman musical The Life, which received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Musical, and Sweet Smell Of Success, directed by Nicholas Hytner, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, adapted from the film by John Guare, with music and lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch and Craig Carnelia.

He also co-produced the Tony Award winning revival of La Cage aux Folles, which starred Gary Beach and Robert Goulet, and was directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, starring the legendary Chita Rivera, with book by Terrance McNally, directed & choreographed by Graciela Daniele. Mr. Richards' stage productions have received thirty-six Tony Awards, The Pulitzer Prize, seven Outer Critic Circle Awards, and two New York Drama Critics Awards.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Program for the Marty Richards Memorial - An Evening of Friends, Food & Entertainment

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Atmosphere

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Atmosphere

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
The Marty Richards Memorial

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Mistress of Ceremonies: Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Clive Davis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Clive Davis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Clive Davis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Clive Davis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Clive Davis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Tom Viola

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Tom Viola

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Tom Viola

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Tom Viola

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Michele Herbert

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Michele Herbert

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Liz Callaway

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Sean McDaniel & Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Dee Hoty

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Dee Hoty

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Dee Hoty

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Dee Hoty

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Sharon Wilkins

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Sharon Wilkins

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Sharon Wilkins

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Sharon Wilkins

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Sharon Wilkins

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Jack Noseworthy

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Jack Noseworthy

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Seth Rudetsky & Jack Noseworthy

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Jack Noseworthy

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Jack Noseworthy

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Jack Noseworthy

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Jack Noseworthy

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Sean McDaniel & Timatha Kasten

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Timatha Kasten

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Timatha Kasten

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Rob Marshall

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Rob Marshall

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Rob Marshall

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Rob Marshall

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
'Chicago' - The Movie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
'Chicago' - The Movie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
'Chicago' - The Movie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera & Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera & Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Chita Rivera & Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Finale

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Finale

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Marty Richards - 'The Best of Times'

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
Marty Richards

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards

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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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