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ART START Benefit to Feature Chita Rivera, Bill Cosby and Mark Nadler, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday, October 13th. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY Comes To Bristol Riverside Theater 9/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY on September 23-25. (more...)

Bill Cosby, Chita Rivera & Mark Nadler Join For 20 Year Anniv of ART START
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday, October 13th. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Host A HALLOWEEN THRILLER at NY City Center, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

Rolex presents A HALLOWEEN THRILLER A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis, - Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. (more...)

BROADWAY RECALL: Spooky Times With Chita Rivera
by Michael Dale - Oct 29, 2011

Broadway's beloved Chita Rivera in a pair of haunting clips for your Halloween enjoyment. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Joseph Stein 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2010

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Joseph Stein, who passed away Sunday at age 98. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Thursday, October 28, at exactly 8:00pm for one minute. (more...)

Chita Rivera & John Cullum to Headline THE VISIT Actors' Fund Broadway Concert - November 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre have announced details for their upcoming one-night-only benefit concert performance of Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum. Directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking and musical direction by David Loud, the performance will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 West 49th Street), current home to the celebrated revival of Kander & Ebb's worldwide smash Chicago. (more...)

Chita Rivera To Appear In Concert at The Segerstrom Center 11/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

Two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 10 - 13 for four shows. (more...)

Bill Cosby, Chita Rivera & Mark Nadler Lead 20 Year Anniversary Gala of ART START
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC tonight. (more...)

ART START Benefit to Feature Chita Rivera, Bill Cosby and Mark Nadler, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday, October 13th. (more...)

The Rat Pack Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Iconic entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. -- the Rat Pack, a sheer force of nature on stage and film that defined suave masculine brio in the early 1960s. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents Chita Rivera 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

Two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to the Venetian Room 8pm, November 5, 2010 as the first subscriber show of Bay Area Cabaret's ongoing series. (more...)

FIDDLER Composer Jerry Bock Dies at 81
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that FIDDLER ON THE ROOF composer Jerry Bock passed away last night, at the age of 81. This comes just one week after the passing of FIDDLER bookwriter Joseph Stein. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights for Jerry Bock Tonight, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Jerry Bock, who passed away yesterday at age 81. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, November 4, at exactly 8:00pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BWW Remembers Jerry Bock
by Walter McBride - Nov 3, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that FIDDLER ON THE ROOF composer Jerry Bock passed away last night, at the age of 81. This comes just one week after the passing of FIDDLER bookwriter Joseph Stein. (more...)

Chita Rivera & John Cullum to Headline THE VISIT Actors' Fund Broadway Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre have announced details for their upcoming one-night-only benefit concert performance of Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum. Directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking and musical direction by David Loud, the performance will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 West 49th Street), current home to the celebrated revival of Kander & Ebb's worldwide smash Chicago. (more...)

Jeanna de Waal, Ben Thompson and More Join Marin Mazzie & Molly Ranson in New CARRIE Musical! Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2011

MCC Theater has announced the complete cast for the newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical. Carrie features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford (Academy Award winning composer and lyricist for the original film Fame) and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who also adapted the 1974 novel by Stephen King for the 1976 Brian DePalma film). Directed by Stafford Arima, performances for Carrie begin January 31, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC). The official opening night is set for March 1, 2012. (more...)

Chita Rivera to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at NYMF Awards Gala, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced today that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be honored with their 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Seventh Season Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, November 14th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm. Winner of two Tony® Awards and nominated for an additional seven Tony® Awards, Chita was recently seen on Broadway in The Dancer's Life, which celebrated her career and NINE which co-starred Antonio Banderas. (more...)

Chita Rivera To Appear In Concert at The Segerstrom Center 11/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 10 - 13 for four shows. (more...)

Chita Rivera To Appear In Concert at The Segerstrom Center 11/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 10 - 13 for four shows. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey, May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lillias White, Adrienne Barbeau et al. Perform at ORIGINAL CAST 3 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The 28th Annual STAGE Benefit was held last weekend at the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. Entitled 'Original Cast 3,' it featured performers doing songs from shows with which they are associated. The event raised more than $200,000 for APLA's work with clients living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. See photos of Adrienne Barbeau, Lillias White, Sharon Catherine Banks, Loretta Divine, Brian Lane Green and more performing on stage below! (more...)

Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle Presents Chita Rivera in Concert Tonight, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle's 2012 Swellegance Gala Benefit will present two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston tonight, May 4, 2012 (8pm). (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach Final Performance
by Beau Higgins - Mar 31, 2012

CHITA RIVERA March 20-24 & 27-31 Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, 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, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
by Beau Higgins - Mar 24, 2012

CHITA RIVERA March 20-24 & 27-31 Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, 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, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
by Beau Higgins - Mar 16, 2012

CHITA RIVERA March 20-24 & 27-31 Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, 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, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. to Present ORIGINAL CAST 3, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.-will presentORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only onSaturday, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

Chita Rivera Leads THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD for Roundabout in 2012-2013; PICNIC & New Premiere Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions as part of the 2012-2013 theatrical season. In the fall of 2012, Roundabout will present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, starring Chita Rivera, featuring book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, musical direction by Paul Gemignani and direction by Scott Ellis. Winter 2013 will bring Picnic by William Inge, directed by Sam Gold. The third production announced is The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson, directed by Scott Ellis. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Appearance at NJPAC in May 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is set to make an appearnce at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 19, 2012. The event, titled 'An Evening with Chita Rivera' will take place at 7PM in the Chase Room. (more...)

Sammy Davis Jr. Musical YES I CAN in Development; Workshop Set for 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a musical based on the life of legendary singer Sammy Davis, Jr. is in the works. A workshop for the new show, titled Yes I Can, will be held at the end of February, as specified in a casting notice for the show. (more...)

Friends, Fans and Family Honor Jerry Bock at American Airline's Theatre, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

The American Airlines Theater will host a memorial celebration for the late Jerry Bock for family, friends and fans at 2:30pm on January 24, 2011. Bock's main lyricist, Sheldon Harnick will host the event, which will include appearances by Chita Rivera, Lonny Price, Hal Prince, Todd Haimes and more. The memorial will also include performances of Bock's most celebrated songs and accompanying commentary by original cast members of his shows. Larry Yurman will musical direct. Seating is open to the public and available on a first come, first served basis and doors open at 2pm. (more...)

Ken Page Comes To Pepperdine University 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Ken Page, who won a Drama Desk Award for his role in the Tony-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' and whose commanding presence and rich baritone voice have graced both stage and screen, performs a solo concert at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 21. (more...)

Baldwin, Gaines et al. Join Rivera, Prince at Jerry Bock Celebration, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, the life of legendary Broadway composer Jerry Bock will be celebrated Monday January 24th at Roundabout's American Airlines Theater (227 West 42nd Street) at 2:30pm. The celebration is open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 2pm. The latest list of performers scheduled to appear are Kate Baldwin, Brigid Brady, Susan Cella, Barbara Cook, Harvey Fierstein, Boyd Gaines, Roundabout's Todd Haimes, Bock's longtime collaborator Sheldon Harnick, Hal Linden (and his original Rothschilds' 'sons:' David Garfield, Alan Gruet, Paul Hecht, Tim Jerome and Chris Sarandon), Joe Masteroff, Howard McGillin, Brad Oscar, producer Stuart Ostrow, Austin Pendleton, Lonny Price, Harold Prince, Chita Rivera, Bock's longtime friend and attorney Richard M. Ticktin, Rachel Ulanet, Tony Walton, Sherman Yellen and Bock's daughter Portia, among others. Michael Montel will stage the event. (more...)

Friends, Fans and Family Honor Jerry Bock at American Airline's Theatre, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Jerry Bock, who passed away yesterday at age 81. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, November 4, at exactly 8:00pm for one minute. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Co-Host Column Awards, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

The COLUMN AWARDS Board of Directors and the Executive Director/Producer announced today that Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Chita Rivera will be the Co-host for the 13th Annual COLUMN AWARDS Gala. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Visits SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Chita Rivera attended SILENCE! The Musical at P.S. 122 this past Thursday, February 2nd, and she remained afterwards to praise the cast and pose for photos. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Co-Host Column Awards, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

The COLUMN AWARDS Board of Directors and the Executive Director/Producer announced today that Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Chita Rivera will be the Co-host for the 13th Annual COLUMN AWARDS Gala. (more...)

Boston Youth Moves Producers' Circle to Present Chita Rivera in Concert, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

The Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle announces the 2012 Swellegance Gala Benefit will present two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston on Friday May 4, 2012 (8pm). (more...)

Theatre Museum Awards Announce 2012 Honorees: Frederick O. Olsson, Stagedoor Manor & TCG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012 is the day when the Theatre Museum Awards return to the stage to honor and celebrate outstanding achievement in the theatre industry. (more...)

Chita Rivera Given LPTW's Lifetime Achievement Award 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

The League of Professional Theatre Women presents its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors women exhibiting exemplary service to the theatre, to two-time Tony Award®-winning actress/singer/dancer Chita Rivera. The award will be presented by her daughter, singer/dancer/choreographer Lisa Mordente, at the League's December 2010 Awards Luncheon. (more...)

Sammy Davis Jr. Stage Show in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Broadway veteran Sammy Davis Jr.'s life story will be turned into a stage show in the near future. The announcement was made today, December 28, by Entertainment Studios on what would have been the entertainer's 86th birthday. (more...)

Ken Page Comes To Pepperdine University 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Ken Page, who won a Drama Desk Award for his role in the Tony-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' and whose commanding presence and rich baritone voice have graced both stage and screen, performs a solo concert at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth Speak at The Broadway Experience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2011

The Broadway Experience returned for a fourth summer at The Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 25th - August 7th. With over 60 classes, workshops, lectures, and a performance based second week, TBE had some very special guest speakers this year, Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth. Both spoke about their lives, careers, experience, and took the time to answer questions and offer advise and inspiration. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY Comes To Bristol Riverside Theater 9/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY on September 23-25. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Host A HALLOWEEN THRILLER at NY City Center, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011

Rolex presents A HALLOWEEN THRILLER A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis, - Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. (more...)

Chita Rivera On Stage in Sydney 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Sydney and playing the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre on the 22 June 2011 at 8pm. Accompanied by her longtime musical director Michael Croiter on percussion and guitar, Michael Patrick Walker on the piano, and Dave Ellis on the Double Bass. Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, 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, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. Presents ORIGINAL CAST 3 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.- presents ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only, tonight, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

Shirley Jones, John Lloyd Young, Lillias White et al. Featured in ORIGINAL CAST 3 Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E. presents ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasing artists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, tonight, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, returns to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

The Theatre Museum Gala Honors Stagedoor Manor with Star Alumni Appearances, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2012

Since 1976, young artists have flocked to Stagedoor Manor to pursue their dreams of performing. And on Monday, April 30, 2012, some of the Manor's best and brightest will pay tribute to their alma mater as it receives the prestigious Theatre Arts Education Award at the 2012 Theatre Museum Awards Gala Celebration. See photos of this year's alumni participants below! (more...)

Bay Street Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Bay Street Theatre is celebrating its 20th season and has announced the 2011 Mainstage productions. From the insightful look into the life of Truman Capote, to the wild comedy of Christopher During, and a Broadway bound musical. (more...)

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