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Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards

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Chita Rivera, Tony Danza, Susan Stroman, AlBert Maysles, John Turturro, Tamara Tunie, Karen Ziemba, Melissa Errico, and more were among the star presenters at last night's 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The Astaire Awards are the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the evening and brings you photo coverage of the starry arrivals below.

Honorees this year included Hugh Jackman, Ricky Martin, Matthew Broderick and the films The Artist and Footloose. Liza Minnelli was the recipient of the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year Astaire Awards also began a new tradition, paying tribute to the career and work of a choreographer and dancer during the awards. Last night, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon were remembered. The ceremony was dedicated to Tony and Oscar-winning producer Marty Richards, a longtime friend of the awards.

The Astaire Awards are presented each year by Ava Astaire (Fred Astaire's daughter) and Patricia Watt (the daughter of Douglas Watt). The awards also feature direction from Joe Lanteri, who is the Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance and also a teacher at the Juilliard School.

For more information on The Astaire Awards, visit www.TheAstaireAwards.org.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Elena Roger

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Bahiyah Hibah

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Ashley Amber

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Ashley Amber, Elena Roger, Carolyn Kendall Buchter, Bahiyah Hibah

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Robert Hartwell, Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Kelli O'Hara

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Robert Hartwell

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Robert Hartwell, Kelli O'Hara, Carolyn Kendall Buchter, Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Carolyn Kendall Buchter

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Lee Roy Reams, Joe Lanteri

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Tamara Tunie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Joe Lanteri, Ava Astaire McKenzie, Shannen O'Neill

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Shannen O'Neill

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Ava Astaire McKenzie

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Jamie deRoy, Ava Astaire McKenzie, Karen Ziemba

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Karen Ziemba

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Luke Spring

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Luke Spring, Joe Lanteri

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
Wendy Federman


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Jennifer Broski Jennifer was given her first camera at the age of eight, and has had one in her hand ever since. For the duration of her college career, she was an event photographer--capturing guest speakers, musicians, and performances. She is now a concert and event photographer, taking in all that New York City has to offer for entertainment.



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