Rita Moreno News

Date of Birth: December 11, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: Humacao, Puerto Rico
Gender: Female
The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announces 2017 WinnersThe Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announces 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A panel of nationally recognized judges-including casting director Michael Donovan, producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara, and actress Wendy Rosoff-announced the 2017 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held last night at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Talk Storied Career in 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at the Kennedy CenterBernadette Peters to Talk Storied Career in 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Kennedy Center today announces that acclaimed three-time Tony Award-winning actress and star of the Kennedy Center's celebrated 2011 production of Follies, Bernadette Peters, will take part in philanthropist and Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein's new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field on June 26, 2017. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's CARNAVAL Gala Raises More Than $1 MillionBallet Hispanico's CARNAVAL Gala Raises More Than $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Celebrating trailblazing Latina leaders, Ballet Hispanico's Carnaval Gala on May 15 at The Plaza Hotel raised more than $1 million in support of the organization's artistic, educational and community outreach programs in New York City, across the United States and around the world. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Celebrating trailblazing Latina leaders, Ballet Hispanico's Carnaval Gala on May 15 at The Plaza Hotel raised more than $1 million in support of the organization's artistic, educational and community outreach programs in New York City, across the United States and around the world.  This includes the creation of new Company works, scholarships for students at the renown Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, and numerous community arts and educational programs.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGERubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2017
by - May 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 12, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 12, 2017
by - May 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017
by - May 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

2017 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce Nominees2017 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors announced today the 2017 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Bryan Batt will host the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3:30-8:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 4/28 - Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award and More!BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 4/28 - Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

Photo Flash: An All-Star Crowd at the Gypsy Awards Gather to Honor Carol ChanningPhoto Flash: An All-Star Crowd at the Gypsy Awards Gather to Honor Carol Channing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Legendary performer Carol Channing has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. (more...)

Theatre Bay Area to Honor Carey Perloff and Tony Taccone at BOLD. BRAVE. BRIGHT. Benefit 6/19Theatre Bay Area to Honor Carey Perloff and Tony Taccone at BOLD. BRAVE. BRIGHT. Benefit 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Theatre Bay Area today announced American Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone will be honored at the (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval GalaBallet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will honor Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' SeriesVIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Academy Award winner Viola Davis (Fences, How to Get Away With Murder) shines a light on the unsung tradition of rent parties for Jazz Appreciation Month in the newest Storyline Online video, released today by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Below, watch Davis read the critically acclaimed children's book Rent Party Jazz, written by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb and published by Lee & Low Books! (more...)

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