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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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Photo Flash: Terrence McNally Stops in Dallas for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with TeCo Theatrical Productions presented A Conversation with Terrence McNally (Master Class, Corpus Christi, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program last night, October 8 2015 7:30 PM at The Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas, TX. Scroll down for photos from McNally's appearance! (more...)

Terrence McNally Speaks in Dallas Tonight as Part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with TeCo Theatrical Productions will present A Conversation with Terrence McNally (MASTER CLASS, CORPUS CHRISTI, RAGTIME, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program tonight, October 8 2015 7:30 PM at The Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas, TX. (more...)

Liza Minnelli 'Ubers It' 200 Miles to Play Benefit Concert in Wake of NC Storm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Neither rain, nor sleet could stop Liza Minnelli from reaching her scheduled appearance in Wilmington, NC, to perform alongside the North Carolina Symphony at Cape Fear Community College's new Humanities & Fine Arts Center last Friday. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jason Danieley Previews Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Show
by Walter McBride - Oct 6, 2015

Over the weekend, Jason Danieley took the stage for his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut. Opening night well-wishers, included Danieley's wife, Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime); Tony Award winnerChita Rivera (The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink); and Tony Award winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on This Island). Check out photos from his preview performance below! (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

Although East Lynne Theater Company has wrapped three of its mainstage shows, and is planning the 2016 season, doesn't mean that it's finished for 2015. (more...)

The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Named Winners of 2015 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer.  The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba on Monday, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview PBS's CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO, Premiering 11/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a 60-minute career retrospective airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. Get a sneak peek! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Previews PBS Special - A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do sizzles onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, November 6 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Ryan G. Hinds to Make NYC Cabaret Debut in Kander and Ebb Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

After playing to full houses in Toronto and Montreal, critically-acclaimed Canadian performer Ryan G. Hinds (Hedwig & the Angry Inch; MacArthur Park Suite, A Disco Ballet; Starry Notions) makes his New York City cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama's with #KanderAndEbb, a uniquely personal musical exploration of the John Kander/Fred Ebb canon. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Open Cafe Carlyle's Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Cafe Carlyle will welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. Additionally, she has toured in Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba and Can-Can with The Rockettes. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Three, October 15
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

For the third night of this year's Cabaret Convention at Town Hall, the uber-enthusiastic Karen Mason hosted Life Is a Cabaret (Directed by Barry Kleinbort) in celebration of long time collaborators, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Introduced to each other by their mutual music publisher in 1962, the team's first Broadway show was 1965's Flora the Red Menace in which Liza Minnelli made her Broadway debut and with which the three began a long association. Their last together (Kander is alive and hopefully writing), was 2015's The Visit starring Chita Rivera, a production Ebb (who died in 2004) unfortunately didn't live to see. Kander and Ebb's best known musicals are Cabaret and Chicago, both of which seem to run forever on popular appeal, but they wrote many others, a wide selection of which were represented at Thursday night's show. (more...)

EPIX & NHL Team for Season 2 of 'EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic'
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced that EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic will be returning to the channel and will make its U.S. television premiere Wednesday, Dec. 16 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Available to Stream in its Entirety
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career -featuring interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed numbers from Rivera's concert including such numbers as 'A Boy Like That,' 'America,' 'A Lot of Livin' to Do,' 'All That Jazz,' and 'Nowadays' -- aired on Great Performances. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the WHOLE performance! Enjoy! (more...)

SWEET CHARITY Set for Limelight Theatre November 26 - December 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

HEY big spender! Limelight Theatre is getting ready to sing, dance, laugh and cry its way through its next show - the classic musical comedy Sweet Charity. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a 60-minute career retrospective airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances tonight. Get a sneak peek! (more...)

All Eyes On: CHITA! CHITA! CHITA! and More CHITA! Don't Miss Tonight on PBS; Richard Jay-Alexander Weighs-In
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Nov 6, 2015

For those of us who love Theatre and the Performing Arts, PBS has been THE HOLY GRAIL, for as long as I can remember. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Anita in 'West Side Story.' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie.' Velma in 'Chicago.' Those are just some of the iconic roles created by the incredible Chita Rivera. (more...)

The Duluth Playhouse to Present Disney's MARY POPPINS This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Duluth Playhouse will present Disney's MARY POPPINS, December 3-20, 2015, welcoming back guest director/choreographer Michael Matthew Ferrell. (more...)

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink Returns to Union Square Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West, a San Francisco holiday tradition, will kick off the ice skating season today, November 4, 2015 with a lineup of jubilant and festive activities for all ages. The ice rink will remain open through Monday, January 18, 2016. (more...)

Chita Rivera Will Answer Fans' Questions Tomorrow on Facebook!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Do you have a question for legendary theatrical icon Chita Rivera?  On Thursday, November 5 at 3:00 PM ET, the Tony Award winner will personally answer questions during a live, PBSFacebook Q & A, one day before the premiere of her Great Performances special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' To Do.  (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Receive 2015 Fred Ebb Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presents the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba tonight, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

DRIVN Helps Top Athletic Programs Improve and Win by Enabling Better Team Connection and Culture
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 11/3/2015 - Bob Saget in HAND TO GOD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Everyone's favorite sitcom dad returns to Broadway tonight! (more...)

AUDIO: John Kander Chats Broadway Career, HIDDEN TREASURES Album & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

John Kander recently stopped by NPR's FRESH AIR to discuss his amazing career as one of Broadway's legendary composers. Listen to the full interview below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jason Alexander Stars on FOX's THE GRINDER Tonight!
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Below, get a sneak peek at Jason Alexander as "Cliff Bemis" on an All-New Thanksgiving-themed episode of THE GRINDER, airing tonight at 8:30/7:30c on FOX! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Travel Back in Time to WEST SIDE STORY in Chita Rivera's PBS Special; Airs 11/6!
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Below, we are excited to give you a special sneak peek of the special, which highlights her time in WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

42nd Annual MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS Concert Set for Rockefeller Center, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will gather at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, on Sunday, December 13th, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be led by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. (more...)

Palace Theater Hosts ROCK THE RINK Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Get your 'holly jollies' on this winter with dueling pianos, skating on the stage, and naughty-but-nice holiday spirits during the Palace Theater's fun and festive ROCK The Rink holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 6p.m. to 9p.m. Tickets to the event are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. (more...)

Capitol Center's 2015-16 Salon Series Welcomes Filmmakers Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland on 4/15
by Louisa Brady - Mar 5, 2016

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome two award-winning filmmakers, Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland, to the historic Kimball House as part of 2015-16 Salon Series on April 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.artsrock.org or call 855-ArtsRock. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director & Choreographer Susan Stroman!
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 16, 2016

She's won multiple Tonys for big, splashy, toe-tapping musicals, but Stro's current project is a nonmusical family dramedy off-Broadway. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte and Jacques d'Amboise to Be Honored at 8 OVER 80 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

At its third annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala, The New Jewish Home (formerly, Jewish Home Lifecare) will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. (more...)

BWW TV: Liza Minnelli Records Thank-You Message for 70th Birthday Wishes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2016

Saturday, March 12, was Broadway legend Liza Minnelli's 70th birthday. The legendary star has recorded a thank-you message to her fans for the outpouring of support she received over the weekend. Listen to it below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- Liza Minnelli
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Happy Birthday, Liza Minnelli! Tony and Oscar winning Broadway, film and TV star Liza Minnelli has appeared on Broadway in Flora, The Red Menace -- for which she won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical -- Liza, Chicago, The Act (another Tony win in 1978), The Rink, Victor / Victoria, Minnelli on Minnelli and Liza's at the Palace. She also received a special Tony Award in 1978 She has appeared as herself on TV in Smash, The Voice UK, So You Think You Can Dance, The Apprentice and more, and she is also known for her portrayal of Lucille Austero in the now-Netflix-based comedy series Arrested Development. (more...)

Broadway Legend Liza Minnelli Celebrates 70th Birthday Today By Living An 'Ordinary' Life
by Louisa Brady - Mar 12, 2016

Today is Broadway legend Liza Minnelli's 70th birthday! The Daily Mail caught up with the star to find out what her life is like these days. They learned exclusively that the star 'has permanently switched homes from New York to LA - and these days lives a slower paced, 'ordinary' existence.' (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

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

Central Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Underground Railway Theater are proud to present the Danai Gurira's The Convert January 28 - February 28, 2016. The Convert is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The press performance is Monday, February 1 at 7:30PM. (more...)

NCTC to Stage Regional Premiere of Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

In March, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the latest acclaimed play by four-time Tony Award winner and frequent NCTC collaborator Terrence McNally, with the regional premiere of Mothers and Sons, directed by Arturo Catricala and starring Velina Brown and Andrew Nance. Generations collide when a woman pays a surprise visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. As she revisits the past, she begins to see the life her son might have led. "A resonant elegy for a ravaged generation" (The New York Times) and "eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant" (Chicago Tribune), Mothers and Sons explores family and forgiveness in a changing society. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/9/16- THE RINK
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2016

Today in 1984, The Rink opend 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. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

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

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, SCOTTSBORO BOYS & More Set for Porchlight's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016 - 2017 mainstage season which includes In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's first big hit and winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, September 9 - October 16, 2016; End of the Rainbow, the Chicago premiere of the Judy Garland bio musical play, a recent smash hit in London and New York, November 4 - December 4, 2016; The Scottsboro Boys, the long-awaited Chicago premiere of the final collaboration of Kander and Ebb concerning one of the most infamous events in American history, February 3 - March 12, 2017; Marry Me a Little, Jeff Award-winning Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook stars in this rarely seen Stephen Sondheim production, April 14 - May 21, 2017. (more...)

Jason Alexander Will Lead 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced that Tony Award-winner, and television icon, Jason Alexander, will lead the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve American theatre, at Ten Chimneys. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Palace Theater Expands Winter Wonderland Family Fun Day This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

In an effort to accommodate the overwhelmingly positive response to the Palace Theater's "Winter Wonderland Family Fun Day" event on Saturday, Dec. 12, the theater has extended the event time from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/2015 - Turner as 'Scrooge', PLAID TIDINGS, Brian Friel and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 8, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kathleen Turner makes history as 'Scrooge', PLAID TIDINGS starts off-Broadway, Broadway dims its lights for Brian Friel and more! (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23, to open the Cafe Carlyle winter season. (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (more...)

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