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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Chita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cafe Carlyle has announced an extension for Broadway legend Chita Rivera's acclaimed, sold out Cafe debut with four encore performances, May 18-21. (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...)

Sorry, Folks! Liza Minnelli Is Not, and Never Will Be, on Twitter
by Jessica Khan - Apr 29, 2016

Sorry folks, but the new Liza Minnelli Twitter account that popped up today -- @RealLizaMinnelli -- is not the legendary performer. BroadwayWorld has confirmed with the star's rep that the handle is fake; he also went on to add that 'she'll never be on Twitter.' (more...)

Broadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating Musicals
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

Writers seeking fame and recognition are generally advised to steer clear of the task of writing books for Broadway musicals. Regarded by theatre insiders to be perhaps the most vital, yet most underappreciated element of a successful musical, the book oftentimes receives the least credit when a musical's a hit, but is the first thing blamed if it's a flop. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Dazzles at Café Carlyle Singing Her Favorite Songs
by Alix Cohen - Apr 21, 2016

When Tuesday night the formidable Chita Rivera opens her debut Cafe Carlyle show, An Evening of My Favorite Songs, with "I Won't Dance" (Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh), it's like watching a thoroughbred nose the racing gate. There's too little space on the small stage to do much more than shimmy, twirl, and display Bob Fosse-like arm moves; the performer exudes an urge to cut loose. At the ripe age of we-all-aspire-to-that-kind-of-unquenchable-joie-de-vivre, she shoots off sparks. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

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