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Date Of Birth:
January 22, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 30, 1983 (79)
Birth Place:
RUSSIA
Gender:
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FLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2015

Today we are saluting one of the most iconic leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her recently announced return to Broadway in Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, the one and only Chita Rivera. (more...)

Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

CURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp and NYC Ballet's Russell Janzen Win 2015 Clive Barnes AwardsCURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp and NYC Ballet's Russell Janzen Win 2015 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Fifth Annual Clive Barnes Award winners were announced today. The theater award goes to Alex Sharp, breakout star of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and the dance award goes to Russell Janzen of New York City Ballet. (more...)

Frick Offers Extras in Conjunction with COYPEL'S DON QUIXOTE TAPESTRIES ExhibitionFrick Offers Extras in Conjunction with COYPEL'S DON QUIXOTE TAPESTRIES Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Few exhibitions call more persuasively for complementary programming than the Frick's upcoming Coypel's Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France. (more...)

Richmond Ballet to Bring DON QUIXOTE to Carpenter Theatre, 2/20-22Richmond Ballet to Bring DON QUIXOTE to Carpenter Theatre, 2/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Richmond Ballet will welcome one of the world's most popular ballets back to the River City, as Nicolas Beriozoff's Don Quixote, presented by Morgan Stanley, is set to run February 20th through 22nd at the Carpenter Theatre. It is also with great anticipation that Richmond Ballet prepares to welcome two principal dancers from the National Ballet of China, Wang Ye and Ma Xiaodong who are scheduled to perform the ballet's lead roles. Ms. Wang and Mr. Ma's guest artist appearance in Richmond is the first stop in the Ballet's year-long Road to China cultural exchange program that will carry the company through to a tour of China in May of this year. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell Ballet & Theater Ballet Moscow Announce New Artistic PartnershipSuzanne Farrell Ballet & Theater Ballet Moscow Announce New Artistic Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the Kennedy Center's own ballet company, will engage in an artistic partnership with Theatre Ballet Moscow in February 2015 to perform George Balanchine's Monumentum Pro Gesualdo. The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will also perform Balanchine's Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Theatre Ballet Moscow will complete the program with pieces by George Aleksidze and Paul Mejia. Through this artistic partnership, Theatre Ballet Moscow will have the opportunity to take classes and learn Balanchine's choreography from Ms. Farrell, one of Balanchine's foremost interpreters, and rehearse with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Performances will take place February 26 and 27 at 7:00pm at the Cultural Centre ZIL in Moscow. (more...)

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Tours Russia for Artistic Partnership With Theatre Ballet Moscow, FebruaryThe Suzanne Farrell Ballet Tours Russia for Artistic Partnership With Theatre Ballet Moscow, February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the Kennedy Center's own ballet company, will engage in an artistic partnership with Theatre Ballet Moscow in February 2015 to perform George Balanchine'sMonumentum Pro Gesualdo. The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will also perform Balanchine's Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Theatre Ballet Moscow will complete the program with pieces by George Aleksidze and Paul Mejia. Through this artistic partnership, Theatre Ballet Moscow will have the opportunity to take classes and learn Balanchine's choreography from Ms. Farrell, one of Balanchine's foremost interpreters, and rehearse with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Performances will take place February 26 and 27 at 7:00pm at the Cultural Centre ZIL in Moscow. (more...)

Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary. (more...)

The School of American Ballet to Host 2015 WINTER BALL This MarchThe School of American Ballet to Host 2015 WINTER BALL This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The School of American Ballet (SAB) announces the 2015 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 9, 2015, sponsored by legendary French jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels for the eighth consecutive year. (more...)

Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with KEEPING THE DREAM at NJPAC, 1/16-17Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with KEEPING THE DREAM at NJPAC, 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) observes its Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, "Keeping the Dream" on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17 with performances, a Ninth Annual Girl Scout Sleepover, and student/family arts education workshops. (more...)

New York City Ballet Opens 2015 Season With Ballets By George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter MartinsNew York City Ballet Opens 2015 Season With Ballets By George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015 Winter season on Tuesday, January 20, with a week of ballets by the Company's co-founding choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and current Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. Included are two all-Balanchine programs -- one consisting of Serenade, Agon, and Symphony in C; and one consisting of Donizetti Variations, La Valse, and Chaconne. A third program of all-Russian music will include Symphonic Dances by Martins, The Cage and Andantino by Robbins, and Cortege-Hongrois by Balanchine. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16American Repertory Ballet to Host 'Behind the Music' Event for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) Artistic Director Douglas Martin will premiere his new full-length ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, on February 26 and 27, 2015 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. In anticipation of these performances, on January 16, ARB will host 'Behind the Music: A Midsummer Night's Dream,' a free lecture featuring guest and music scholar Simon Morrison. (more...)

The Colorado Ballet Presents BALLET MASTERWORKS, 2/20-3/1The Colorado Ballet Presents BALLET MASTERWORKS, 2/20-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Colorado Ballet presents Ballet MasterWorks, a collection of three works by the masters of music and dance February 20-March 1, 2015 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Perform NEW MOVES, 2/6Kansas City Ballet to Perform NEW MOVES, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 6, 2015) Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the choreographers chosen for New Moves, a unique performance event designed to search out, develop and showcase emerging choreographers, both from the national dance scene as well as locally within Kansas City Ballet. New Moves is presented to provide time and space for choreographers to create world premiere works with accomplished professional dancers. New Moves will feature choreographers Robert Dekkers, Andrea Schermoly and Kelly Ann Sloan, plus Kansas City Ballet artists Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Travis Guerin and Jill Marlow. (more...)

MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYCMISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYC
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. (more...)

Welcome to Broadway- The 10 Biggest Debuts of 2014Welcome to Broadway- The 10 Biggest Debuts of 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2015

It was a big year for Broadway newbies! From young newcomers to seasoned Hollywood stars, Broadway welcomed many new faces to the family in 2014. Many earned critical acclaim, a brand-new fanbase, and some even walked away with Tony nominations (and awards)! Below, BroadwayWorld celebrates just a few of our favorite new stage stars! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MR. B'S THE NUTCRACKER Shows Its Age at 60BWW Reviews: MR. B'S THE NUTCRACKER Shows Its Age at 60
by Sondra Forsyth - Dec 31, 2014

After the 1954 New York City Ballet premiere of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, the production reigned supreme as the gold standard for the holiday classic even though William Christensen's excellent 1944 version was the first one ever staged in this country. By now, however, countless superb iterations of the ballet have spawned from coast to coast as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. Many of them, in my opinion, are better than Mr. B's. That may be why the matinee I saw on December 27th 2014 at the Koch Theater in Lincoln Center seemed like an obligatory musty relic that had been dragged out of the attic for yet another season. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio SeriesHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

CHICAGO - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

Wendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio SeriesWendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the ?Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

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