Chita Rivera News

Jamie deRoy Presents An Evening With Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Bros 6/26 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2009

Cabaret performer and producer Jamie deRoy will present a special evening with Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers on Friday, June 26th (7PM) at the New York hotspot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street Between 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

2009 Tony Award Honorees For Non-Competitive Categories
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2009

BroadwayWorld Congratulates the 2009 Tony Award Honorees, Non-Competitive Categories (more...)

2009 Tony Award Winner: Gregory Clarke For 'Best Sound Design of a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2009

BroadwayWorld Congratulates Gregory Clarke, 2009 Tony Award Winner, 'Best Sound Design of a Play' (more...)

Rivera Honored, Van Dyke Hosts THE ACTORS FUND's 13th Annual Tony Awards Party at Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2009

Dick Van Dyke as the THE ACTORS FUND honors Chita Rivera at their 13th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala features the only live feed in Los Angeles of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. Marc Cherry, creator/producer of 'Desperate Housewives' and David Rambo, producer/writer is 'CSI' will produce and write this event. The event will be held at the Skirball Center (2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, LA, 90049) Universally regarded as an American national treasure, Chita (more...)

Jerry Herman, Virginia's Signature Theatre, Shirley Herz and Phyllis Newman Honored at the Tony Awards Telecast 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2009

The Tony Administration Committee revealed the names of a quartet of honorees who are to be recognized in the four non-competitive Tony categories. Composer/lyricist Jerry Herman, Virginia's Signature Theatre, and longtime press agent Shirley Herz will be honored at the 63rd annual Tony Awards ceremony on June 7. Actress/writer Phyllis Newman will receive the newest Tony Award for her volunteer work as an advocate for women's health. (more...)

Ovation TV Presents The Premiere Of An Original Harold Prince Documentary 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2009

Just in time for Tony Award season, Ovation TV, the only television network dedicated to art and contemporary culture, will present the world premiere of an original documentary celebrating the life and career of one of Broadway's greatest producer/directors, Harold ('Hal') Prince. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'THE SECRET OF LIFE' to LA Phil Songbook Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2009

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera graces the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time in Chita Rivera: The Secret of Life, Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m. The triple-threat - singer/actress/dancer - accompanied by her longtime musical trio, performs songs from her legendary Broadway career, including numbers from West Side Story ('America'), Sweet Charity ('Where Am I Going?' and 'Big Spender'), Chicago ('All That Jazz' and 'Nowadays'), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye Birdie and The Rink. (more...)

Graae, Grabeel, Harewood & More Set For Reprise's Broadway Under The Stars 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2009

Reprise Theatre Company presents Broadway Under The Stars for one night only, on Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 pm at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, starring six favorite Reprise performers -- Jason Graae, Lucas Grabeel, Dorian Harewood, Jean Louisa Kelly, Vicki Lewis, and Valarie Pettiford. The production is directed by Lee Martino, with music direction by Mary Ekler. (more...)

Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble Returns To Town Hall For SPOTLIGHT ON TANGO 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2009

The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street), Times Square's landmark concert venue, is pleased to welcome back the Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble for the world premiere of SPOTLIGHT ON TANGO on Friday, June 5 at 8:00PM. This dance performance and musical concert follows the successful tour of Tango First Century and an acclaimed, sold out performance at The Town Hall. (more...)

AMTP At Northwestern University To Present 2009 Summer Music Theatre Festival 7/24-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2009

The Theatre and Interpretation Center and American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will present the 2009 Summer Music Theatre Festival (June 24 to Aug. 9), featuring new works and old favorites performed by both Broadway stars and Northwestern music theatre students. (more...)

Photo Flash: Vanessa Williams Celebrates 'The Real Thing' at Borders Books
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2009

'Ugly Betty' star and Broadway favorite Vanessa Williams visited Borders Book store with a signing of her new CD 'The Real Thing,' last night, Tuesday, June 2nd at the AOL Time Warner building. (more...)

Rivera Honored, Van Dyke To Host THE ACTORS FUND's 13th Annual Tony Awards Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2009

Join Jason Alexander, Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, Valarie Pettiford, Carol Lawrence, Dick Gautier, Mitzi Gaynor, Susan Watson and host Dick Van Dyke (along with his musical group The Vantastix) as the THE ACTORS FUND honors Chita Rivera at their 13th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala features the only live feed in Los Angeles of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. Marc Cherry, creator/producer of 'Desperate Housewives' and David Rambo, producer/writer is 'CSI' will produce and write this event. (more...)

'FIRST WIVES CLUB' Reschedules First Previews, Old Globe Run Now Starts 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2009

Previews for the world premiere of The First Wives Club - A New Musical are now set to begin July 17, 2009. The schedule was changed to accommodate a revised rehearsal/technical schedule. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'THE SECRET OF LIFE' to LA Phil Songbook Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera graces the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time in Chita Rivera: The Secret of Life, Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m. The triple-threat - singer/actress/dancer - accompanied by her longtime musical trio, performs songs from her legendary Broadway career, including numbers from West Side Story ('America'), Sweet Charity ('Where Am I Going?' and 'Big Spender'), Chicago ('All That Jazz' and 'Nowadays'), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye Birdie and The Rink. (more...)

Vanessa Williams To Guest At Listening Party For THE REAL THING 6/3 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2009

Vanessa Williams will be guest of honor at a special listening party for her new CD 'The Real Thing' benefiting LIFEbeat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS. The event, which includes an open bar, takes place Wednesday, June 3, from 8:30-11 PM at Greenhouse, 150 Varick Street (at Vandam). Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased at www.lifebeat.org or by calling 212-352-3101 (ask for the Vanessa Williams Red Carpet Event); tickets at the door, if available, will be $25. (more...)

MEMPHIS Looks to Begin Previews at Bdwy's Shubert 9/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2009

Variety reports that the Broadway-bound musical MEMPHIS has nabbed the Shubert Theater for its fall run, with a group sales announcement indicating the show will begin previews on September 23rd, 2009. The official announcement about a theatre location or for exact preview and opening dates has been made as of yet. (more...)

'Sweetie' Hosts 'WIG OUT! COSTUME EXTRAVANZA' at Vineyard Theatre 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2009

Drag superstar Sweetie, recently seen on 'Project Runway' and in WIG OUT!, hosts the WIG OUT! COSTUME EXTRAVANGZA, a special one-night-only event offering drinks, divas, drag and dance presented by the Vineyard Theater on Thursday, May 21, beginning with a cocktail reception at 7:00pm, followed by a fashion show, silent auction of costumes from the hit musical WIG OUT! designed by Toni-Leslie James, and dance party featuring the stars of WIG OUT! at the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: CORNELIA Runs At The Globe's Arena Theatre 5/16 - 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2009

The Tony AwardŽ-winning Old Globe presents the world premier of Cornelia, by Mark Victor Olsen (Big Love), directed by Ethan McSweeny (In This Corner), to run in the Old Globe Theatre May 16 ? June 21. Melinda Page Hamilton, who will play ?Cornelia,? was in the Globe?s critically acclaimed productions of Bell, Book and Candle and All My Sons. Robert Foxworth is a television veteran but is perhaps best known for his role as ?Bernard Chenowith? on HBO?s Six Feet Under. Tickets are available by calling (619) 23-GLOBE, online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, or by visiting the Globe Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists 60th Annual Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2009

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, honored the late Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Horton Foote with their 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 60th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, on Tuesday, May 19th at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway, between 45th and 46th Streets). New Dramatists 60th Annual Spring Luncheon has been underwritten by Bob Boyett. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to capture the afternoon event. (more...)

Jamie deRoy Brings Her Variety Show To The Metropolitan Room 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2009

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presents a special evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie de Roy & friends on Tuesday, June 2nd (7PM) at the New York hotspot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~between 5th & 6th Avenues) with a an evening of songs from Tony AwardŽ-winning Musicals. (more...)

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