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Martin Beck Theatre (New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.

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The Rink played at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 204 performances. With a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, the musical focuses on Anna, the owner of a dilapidated roller skating rink on the boardwalk of a decaying seaside resort, who has decided to sell it to developers. Complicating her plans are her prodigal daughter Angel, who returns to town seeking to reconnect with the people and places she long ago left behind. Through a series of flashbacks, revelations, and minimal forward-moving plot development, the two deal with their pasts in their attempt to reconcile and move on with their lives. The original production starred both Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli.



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Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Fall Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) for the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon Join CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway, and New York City Gay Men's Chorus have joined the list of special guests at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at8:00 PM. Presented by Daniel Nardicio, this event marks the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with others to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale at www.ChitaInConcert.com. (more...)

New Book Series THE OFFICIAL ADVENTURES is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'The Official Adventures' is a new chapter book series, by Jayne Jones Beehler and Katrina Dohm, that teaches children to embrace and respect their peers that have special needs. (more...)

Broadway Stars Will Shine on The Ridgefield Playhouse Stage this Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp made their debut in Broadway's cultural phenomenon RENT.  Chita Rivera - who has reached legendary status - has starred in Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman and many more iconic roles. These talented performers are just a few among a long list of countless stars who will be appearing in the 2016/2017 Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  This exciting series brings Broadway legends and legends-to-be to the Connecticut community! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre celebrated opening night of their revisited staging of The Rink last night. Check out the red carpet photos below. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber previously announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. Porchlight Revisits The Rink is presented for three-nights-only tonight, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's In The Heights (previews begin September 9) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits THE RINK Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Liza Minnelli Tributes Judy Garland with Michael Feinstein in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein returned to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a special salute to the one-and-only Judy Garland, September 28 - October 1, 2016. On the final night of the run, the audience got lucky when Feinstein invited legend of the star and stage, his friend Liza Minnelli, up to the stage with him to perform 'I Love A Piano.' The number was dedicated to the celebration and memory of Minnelli's mother, beloved actress Judy Garland. Scroll down for photos from her appearance, and click here for footage! (more...)

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Joins Michael Feinstein Onstage at Feinstein's at the Nikko for Judy Garland Tribute
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2016

The audience of Michael Feinstein's concert at Feinstein's at the Nikko got lucky last night when he invited legend of the star and stage, his friend Liza Minnelli, up to the stage with him to perform 'I Love A Piano.' The number was dedicated to the celebration and memory of Minnelli's mother, beloved actress Judy Garland.  (more...)

Rocker Stevie Van Zandt to Join Chita Rivera in 'NOWADAYS' at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Stevie Van Zandt - musician, producer, songwriter, director, actor, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Bandv- has joined the all-star lineup at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals
by Claudio Erlichman - Oct 13, 2016

Tudo E Jazz - Um Tributo Musical a Kander & Ebb (And the World Goes 'Round - the Songs of Kander & Ebb) debuts at Sao Paulo stage. The show, which brings together renowned names in the cast, is a tribute to the great musicals of the duo John Kander & Fred Ebb, successful Broadway composers, responsible for creating Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and the great musical hit 'New York, New York', immortalized in the voices of Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra. (more...)

The Rink at Rockefeller Center' Opened for Its 80th Anniversary Season on October 11, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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Casper Ice Arena to Host Snow Day in May
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

?The Community Recreation Foundation will be hosting Snow Day in May at the Casper Ice Arena on Saturday May 14 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Porchlight's CHESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star Neile Adams in NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB, featuring popular show tunes from "Chicago," "The Rink," "Flora the Red Menace," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Act," "Steel Pier," "Funny Lady" "Woman of the Year" and "The Happy Time." The show will be presented on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:30p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Jennifer Paulson-Lee Talks YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Bob Rizzo - May 23, 2016

It's only a few moments before choreographer Jennifer Paulson- Lee will watch her cast give the press a 'sneak peek' of their rehearsals. They're preparing to perform three musical numbers from 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown' which will be presented at The York Theatre beginning this week for a limited engagement. What's unique about this revival is the fact that a pint-sized cast of 9 to 13 year olds is performing all the roles. But don't let their ages fool you. This young bunch of talented thespians has a list of professional credits that any seasoned 35-year-old performer would envy. As the press files into the theatre, Paulson-Lee is busy making last minute corrections on her young charges. She is gentle and soft-spoken yet gets her point across to these eager children who take her notes and make the adjustments on the spot. The mutual love and admiration between this gang of peanuts and their dance master is all too evident. (more...)

Casper Ice Arena Hosts 'Snow Day in May' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

The Community Recreation Foundation will be hosting Snow Day in May at the Casper Ice Arena today, May 14 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to the Cafe Carlyle Next Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera recently made her Cafe Carlyle debut with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's returning for an encore engagement (May 18-21), and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Lights Empire State Building Red for AIDS Walk New York
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, stage legend Chita Rivera ceremoniously turned the Empire State Building tower lights red in honor of AIDS WALK New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 15. Scroll down for video and a photo! (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. NBC has just released a first look at the group together - check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (more...)

Broadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on NBC's Tuesday, June 21 telecast of 'Maya & Marty' to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. (more...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera to Appear on CBS EVENING NEWS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will appear on CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY tonight, Monday, June 20, 6:30 PM ET, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Liza Minnelli Returns to the Stage in Performance Alongside Michael Feinstein
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Liza Minnelli returned to the stage last week, Thursday, June 9 alongside her friend Michael Feinstein at The Library at the Public in New York City. She sang four songs including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and New York, New York. Check out a video of her appearance below! (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, July 6, 2016
by - Jun 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on FREEFORM - Tonight, July 6, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on FREEFORM tonight, July 6, 2016! (more...)

Chita Rivera to Perform at East Hampton's Guild Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?On Saturday evening, July 23, CHITA RIVERA brings her solo concert to The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York, for one show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40-$150 ($38-$145 for Members) and are available online http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=961&mode=id or via the box office 631.324.4050. Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: All That Chita! Legendary Original Velma Chita Rivera Visits Takarazuka's CHICAGO
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

It was over forty years ago when Broadway great Chita Rivera first emerged from beneath the 46th Street Theatre to thrill audiences with 'All That Jazz.' (more...)

Freeform Announces July 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Freeform announces its July 2016 Programming Highlights. *All programming subject to change* (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Performing Arts Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough College is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to South Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Play the Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Julie Johnson stars as America's favorite country music sweetheart in Dean Regan's musical tribute, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline." (more...)

Liza Minnelli Saves the Day at Michael Feinstein Concert
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Michael Feinstein found himself in a troublesome situation during his concert at the Pasadena Pops at LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden Saturday evening. Lucky for him, his good pal Liza Minnelli was in the wings, ready to save the day!liz (more...)

The Rink At The River To Debut Holiday Ice Skating In Rancho Mirage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

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Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Weighs in on Zika in Puerto Rico
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2016

The incomparable Broadway legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Chita Rivera, has put her support behind the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and its effort to allay travelers' fears about the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and provide factual information to help travelers make informed travel decisions. (more...)

THE SONGS OF RILEY THOMAS Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, The Lion King, The Rink), Kate Rockwell (Bring It On, Rock of Ages, Hair, Legally Blonde), Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre...), Gretchen Wylder (Clinton, Bed Bugs, Divorce the Musical), Erin Maya (Wearing Black, The Donkey Show), Viet Vo (Miss Saigon Ntl Tour, Fishing for Wives), Alexis Field (50 Shades Ntl Tour, Angelina Ballerina) in THE SONGS OF RILEY THOMAS on Friday, August 19th, at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Alan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

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