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DANCERS OVER 40 Honors Chita Rivera, Bob Avian, Lawrence Merritt & More Today

DANCERS OVER 40 Honors Chita Rivera, Bob Avian, Lawrence Merritt & More Today

At this year's dinner and holiday party set for tonight, Dancers Over 40 honors some of our outstanding - and long-time -- members: Advisory Board Members Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Bye, Bye Birdie, Bajour, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spiderwoman), and Bob Avian (Promises, Promises, Coco, Company, Follies, A Chorus Line, Ballroom), Board of Directors member Lawrence Merritt (Dear World, Applause, Pippin, Evita), and long-time DO40 members Skip Randall (Song of Norway, Make Mine Manhattan, Call Me Mister) and Louise Quick (Sweet Charity, Pippin, Best Little Whorehouse, and Fosse Assistant on Pippin, Liza with a Z and Cabaret). Also this year, DO40 is honoring Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola for his ongoing support of DO40 and our mission. This year's host is Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway).

These dancer/performer/entertainers and all-round quadruple threats have not only left a mark on Broadway television and film, they have contributed mightily to Dancers Over 40 over the years to make it a stronger and more inclusive organization.

DO40 will be taping this event to preserve the History, the Legacy and the Lives of these extraordinary human beings, and donating the video to the Jerome Robbins Dance Collection at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.

Please join DO40 for this very important, and emotionally uplifting holiday event.

Tickets: $50.00 at Telecharge, 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com; DO40 members call 212-947-8844 or www.broadwayoffers.com with discount code for $30.00 tickets. (A limited number of Premiere Seating will be available at $75.00.)

For more information, visit www.dancersover40.org.


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