Rita Moreno News

Date of Birth: December 11, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: Humacao, Puerto Rico
Gender: Female
Legendary Performer Rita Moreno Performs Hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook on 2/18 at The Ridgefield PlayhouseLegendary Performer Rita Moreno Performs Hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook on 2/18 at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Recipient of a 2015 Kennedy Center Honor, Rita Moreno is one of the very few (and very first) performers to have won all four major artistic awards: the Oscar, the Emmy, the Grammy and the Tony.  She is also one of only 22 people who have achieved the so-called Triple Crown of Acting, with individualAcademy, Emmy and Tony awards for acting; and one of only two people who have achieved both distinctions, the other being Helen Hayes. She has also won numerous other awards, including various lifetime achievement awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.  Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series present an evening with the legendary Rita Moreno on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.  Moreno will perform her favorite songs from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and more.  This special evening of music, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa, includes a complimentary wine tasting in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. courtesy of The Wine Group/Benziger Family Winery.  Media sponsor for the event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINEBWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 19, 2017

North Carolina Theatre will be presenting Always...Patsy Cline from January 20th-29th at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently got to speak with the two stars of this production Carter Calvert and Two-Time Emmy Winner Sally Struthers. (more...)

Luke Frazier and The American Pops Return with THIRD THURSDAYS TomorrowLuke Frazier and The American Pops Return with THIRD THURSDAYS Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, January 19 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

AUDIO: Rita Moreno Talks WEST SIDE STORY Makeup on IN THE THICK PodcastAUDIO: Rita Moreno Talks WEST SIDE STORY Makeup on IN THE THICK Podcast
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2017

A celebrated Puerto Rican-American actress with an illustrious career spanning more than 70 years, Tony, Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Rita Moreno stopped by this week's In The Thick with Maria Hinojosa. Listen to the episode below! (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONSActors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Gloria Estefan Sings Theme Song for Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIMEVIDEO: First Listen - Gloria Estefan Sings Theme Song for Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New family. New theme song! ON YOUR FEET!'s Gloria Estefan has put her own spin on the classic “This Is It” theme song for Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' ConcertFran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW 1/2 - 1/6 on ABCScoop: THE CHEW 1/2 - 1/6 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Dec 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW 1/2 - 1/6, airing on ABC (more...)

Rita Moreno to Bring Great American Songbook to Ridgefield PlayhouseRita Moreno to Bring Great American Songbook to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series present an evening with the legendary Rita Moreno on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.  Moreno will perform her favorite songs from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and more.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Rita Moreno Stars in Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME RebootVIDEO: First Look - Rita Moreno Stars in Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME Reboot
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This is it! This is life, the one you get, so go and have a ball -- and enjoy your first look at Netflix's much-anticipated original series ONE DAY AT A TIME with the season one trailer and official key art!  (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American PopsLaura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, will return to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) will star in the title role. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND GAmerican Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND G
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, November 17 at 12:15 PM.  (more...)

Morrisson Theatre Chorus presents MTC HOLIDAY CONCERTMorrisson Theatre Chorus presents MTC HOLIDAY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Morrisson Theatre Chorus, under the musical direction of Cesar Cancino, will present its Holiday Concert: Special Songs for a Special Time of the Year:  on December 15, 16 and 17 at 8:00pm and December 18 at 2:00pm.  (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & MoreAmerican Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Martina Arroyo Foundation 12th Annual Fundraising Gala to Take Place TonightMartina Arroyo Foundation 12th Annual Fundraising Gala to Take Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House,160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)

THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical makes its Washington area premiere at National Theatre December 13 - 31, 2016. Hailed by The New York Times as '100 times better than any bedside story,' this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Christine Ebersole, Adrienne Landau and Jeanine Tesori Will Be Honored at Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual GalaChristine Ebersole, Adrienne Landau and Jeanine Tesori Will Be Honored at Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena StageBetsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

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