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Martin Beck Theatre (New York, NY)
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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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David Hyde Pierce to Lead THE LANDING at Vineyard Theatre; Scott Ellis to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce has been cast in the Vineyard Theatre's Developmental Lab Production of THE LANDING (previously titled 'Andra') -- a collection of three related one-act musicals written by the celebrated composer John Kander and his new collaborator, Greg Pierce - to be directed by Scott Ellis, with David Loud as musical director, it has been announced by artistic director Douglas Aibel and co-artistic director Sarah Stern. THE LANDING will be presented in the spring of 2012 at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.). (more...)

New Rep Opens Its 28th Season With RENT, Opens 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is thrilled to begin its 2011-2012 Season with Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. (more...)

Crown Center Announces Their Schedule of Events October 2011- Sept 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

Welcome to the Crown Center, the entertainment hub in southeast North Carolina. The Crown Center consists of five great facilities capable of hosting any type of meeting, convention, entertainment and leisure activity you can imagine. The staff at the Crown Center cordially invites you to experience our Southern Hospitality alongside our "Big City" approach to accommodate the widest range of leisure activities for all of your needs. (more...)

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...)

Michigan Avenue Ice Rink Offers Free Admission for Skating, Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Kicking off Chicago's winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 18, 2011 and will remain open through Sunday, March 11, 2012, weather permitting. (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...)

Photo Flash: Bryce Ryness, Lisa O'Hare in Reprise Theatre Company's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company's production of the classic American musical 'Cabaret,' which opens the 2011-2012 Reprise season and plays September 13 to 25 (press opening September 14, 2011) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, includes a cast of new talents as well as Broadway and West End veterans - Zach Bandler as Ernst Ludwig, Lisa O'Hare as Sally Bowles, Jeff McLean as Cliff Bradshaw, Katrina Lenk as Fräulein Kost, Mary Gordon Murray as Fräulein Schneider, Robert Picardo as Herr Schultz and Bryce Ryness as the Master of Ceremonies. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Announces 2011-2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season features two classic American musicals at UCLA's Freud Playhouse - "Cabaret" (September 13 to September 25, 2011), based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, Broadway production directed by Harold Prince; "The Baker's Wife" (February 14 to 26, 2012), with book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on the film 'La Femme de Boulanger' by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono; and a third production to be announced, which will play April 17 to 29, 2012. (more...)

CABARET to Open Reprise Season; Marcia Milgrom Dodge Directs and Choreographs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company's 2011-2012 opens with the classic American musical 'Cabaret,' playing September 13 to 25 (press opening September 14, 2011) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The musical based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb; will be directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Bryce Ryness, Lisa O'Hare to Lead Reprise Theatre Company's CABARET; Opens 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company's production of the classic American musical 'Cabaret,' which opens the 2011-2012 Reprise season and plays September 13 to 25 (press opening September 14, 2011) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, includes a cast of new talents as well as Broadway and West End veterans - Zach Bandler as Ernst Ludwig, Lisa O'Hare as Sally Bowles, Jeff McLean as Cliff Bradshaw, Katrina Lenk as Fräulein Kost, Mary Gordon Murray as Fräulein Schneider, Robert Picardo as Herr Schultz and Bryce Ryness as the Master of Ceremonies. (more...)

Crown Center Sets Their Schedule of Events September 2011- August 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2011

Crown Center announces their schedule of events for September 2011- August 2012 (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...)

Union Square Ice Rink Announces Events for Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

Below are the fun-filled events scheduled at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, open for the holiday season November 9 - January 16. Nestled among the vibrant lights of the city's most popular shopping destination, the ice rink in Union Square is the premier location for outdoor holiday skating. Throughout the ice rink season a portion of ticket proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. (more...)

Crown Center Sets Schedule of Events For November 2011- September 2012
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Located on the southern edge of downtown Kansas City, Crown Center offers fine hotels, entertainment, dining, shopping, offices and residential living. (more...)

Leslie Uggams To Guest On THE GOOD WIFE
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams has been cast in an upcoming episode of 'The Good Wife,' the Emmy nominated CBS drama which airs Sundays at 9 pm Eastern/8 pm Central time (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour Kicks Off in Memphis, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

The national touring production of MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will kick off on October 16, 2011 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (203 South Main Street) where it will play through October 23. (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...)

Cast Announced for MEMPHIS National Tour; Fenkart & Boswell to Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced casting today for the U.S. national tour of the critically acclaimed production. The national tour of MEMPHIS will star Bryan Fenkart (Huey) and Felicia Boswell (Felicia) with Quentin Earl Darrington (Delray), Rhett George (Gator), Julie Johnson (Mama), Will Mann (Bobby), and William Parry (Mr. Simmons). (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...)

Crown CenterSchedule of Events October 2011- Sept 2012 Begins
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2011

Welcome to the Crown Center, the entertainment hub in southeast North Carolina. The Crown Center consists of five great facilities capable of hosting any type of meeting, convention, entertainment and leisure activity you can imagine. The staff at the Crown Center cordially invites you to experience our Southern Hospitality alongside our "Big City" approach to accommodate the widest range of leisure activities for all of your needs. (more...)

Union Square Ice Rink Announces Events for Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

Below are the fun-filled events scheduled at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, open for the holiday season November 9 - January 16. Nestled among the vibrant lights of the city's most popular shopping destination, the ice rink in Union Square is the premier location for outdoor holiday skating. Throughout the ice rink season a portion of ticket proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MASTER CLASS Opens at West End's Vaudeville Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2011

Theatre and Opera director Stephen Wadsworth's new production of Terrence McNally's Master Class starring Tyne Daly as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas is to transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run on Broadway. Master Class, produced in the West End by Max Cooper, Maberry Theatricals, the Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Ted Snowdon and Sonia Friedman Productions in association with the Manhattan Theatre Club, will run at the Vaudeville Theatre for 14 weeks only from 21 January to 28 April, with press night on 7 February 2012. Set design is by Thomas Lynch, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting by David Lander and sound by Jon Gottlieb. Tickets are now on sale for Master Class and further casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Tyne Daly To Reprise Role as Maria Callas In MASTER CLASS, Opens Jan At Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2011

Theatre and Opera director Stephen Wadsworth's new production of Terrence McNally's Master Class starring Tyne Daly as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas is to transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run on Broadway. (more...)

Liza Minnelli & Sam Harris Bring 'Schmoolie & Minnooli' to Birdland, 11/20 & 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland concert series will present Liza Minnelli and Sam Harris in 'Schmoolie & Minnooli,' Sunday November 20 at 6pm and Monday, November 21 at 7pm. Billy Stritch musical directs. (more...)

REBECCA to Play Broadhurst Theatre Opening April 2012; Sierra Boggess Now Confirmed to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

Producers Ben Sprecher, Louise Forlenza, The Shubert Organization, Peter Bezemes, Tony Fusco, Larry Feinman, Nanda Anand and Peter Bogyo by special arrangement with/and based on the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien GmbH production, announced that the new musical REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27. Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Love Never Dies, Master Class and as Christine in last month's 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera in London) will play the lead role of 'I'. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Michigan Avenue Ice Rink Offers Free Admission for Skating, Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011

Kicking off Chicago's winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 18, 2011 and will remain open through Sunday, March 11, 2012, weather permitting. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Announces Casting for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic returns to Princeton with McCarter Theatre Center's annual production of A Christmas Carol. Adapted by David Thompson and directed by Michael Unger, the production runs December 4 through December 24. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Leslie Uggams to Appear on THE GOOD WIFE, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams will appear on 'The Good Wife' this Sunday, November 13 at 9 pm Eastern, 8 pm Central time. Uggams guest stars on the Emmy nominated CBS drama as the upscale mother of two sons, one a Wall Street broker, the other a convicted murderer sentenced to death row. (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...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner CHITA RIVERA Recounts Legendary Career in One-Woman Cabaret
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 13, 2011

It's always such a wonderful treat to witness a living legend speak candidly and honestly about their experiences, looking back fondly at a multi-decade career that few could even dare replicate. Orange County residents now have such an opportunity with none other than two-time Tony Award winning diva extraordinaire CHITA RIVERA, in a charming one-woman cabaret show titled 'Chita Rivera: My Broadway,' now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa through Sunday, November 13. Still spry, spunky, and jazz-kickin' at 78 years old, this pioneering Broadway superstar presents a bawdy, yet no-frills cabaret show that is not only chock-full of her memorable hits but is also peppered with lots of dishy details of her life in the theater. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Leslie Uggams to Appear on THE GOOD WIFE, 11/13
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams will appear on 'The Good Wife' this Sunday, November 13 at 9 pm Eastern, 8 pm Central time. Uggams guest stars on the Emmy nominated CBS drama as the upscale mother of two sons, one a Wall Street broker, the other a convicted murderer sentenced to death row. (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...)

Liza Minnelli & Sam Harris Bring 'Schmoolie & Minnooli' to Birdland, 11/20 & 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland concert series will present Liza Minnelli and Sam Harris in 'Schmoolie & Minnooli,' Sunday November 20 at 6pm and Monday, November 21 at 7pm. Billy Stritch musical directs. (more...)

Crown Center Sets Schedule of Events For November 2011- September 2012
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

Located on the southern edge of downtown Kansas City, Crown Center offers fine hotels, entertainment, dining, shopping, offices and residential living. (more...)

Crown Center Announces Schedule of Events August 2011- August 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2011

Crown Center Schedule of Events set for August 2011- August 2012 (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Plays Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center July 15-17, July 22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2011

The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical 'Oklahoma!' takes the stage at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center July 15-17 and 22-24. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SONGS FOR A SUMMER'S NIGHT at New Rep
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 15, 2011

Kander and Ebb musical revue 'The World Goes Round' is perfect entertainment for a warm summer night. Director/choreographer Ilyse Robbins puts a quintet of local favorites through their paces on a stroll down a memory lane lined with Broadway classics. (more...)

New Rep Opens Its 28th Season With RENT, Opens 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is thrilled to begin its 2011-2012 Season with Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. (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...)

Paul Newman Film Series Shown at Museum of the Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2011

Paul Newman was one of the most charismatic, compelling screen actors of the past fifty years, delivering indelible performances in a wide range of popular and acclaimed Hollywood films. (more...)

Cast Announced for MEMPHIS National Tour; Fenkart & Boswell to Lead!
by BWW - Aug 4, 2011

The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced casting today for the U.S. national tour of the critically acclaimed production. The national tour of MEMPHIS will star Bryan Fenkart (Huey) and Felicia Boswell (Felicia) with Quentin Earl Darrington (Delray), Rhett George (Gator), Julie Johnson (Mama), Will Mann (Bobby), and William Parry (Mr. Simmons). (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...)

Crown Center Sets Their Schedule of Events September 2011- August 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2011

Crown Center announces their schedule of events for September 2011- August 2012 (more...)

Alexa Green & Mary Testa to Perform at Splash's Curtain Call 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Splash's Musical Mondays is proud to present a very special edition of 'Curtain Call' with Alexa Green. On August 15th, directly following the video clip extravaganza, host Emily McNamara welcomes Alexa as she makes her 'Curtain Call' debut. Then, stick around for a special appearance by Broadway star Mary Testa! (more...)

Bryce Ryness, Lisa O'Hare to Lead Reprise Theatre Company's CABARET; Opens 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company's production of the classic American musical 'Cabaret,' which opens the 2011-2012 Reprise season and plays September 13 to 25 (press opening September 14, 2011) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, includes a cast of new talents as well as Broadway and West End veterans - Zach Bandler as Ernst Ludwig, Lisa O'Hare as Sally Bowles, Jeff McLean as Cliff Bradshaw, Katrina Lenk as Fräulein Kost, Mary Gordon Murray as Fräulein Schneider, Robert Picardo as Herr Schultz and Bryce Ryness as the Master of Ceremonies. (more...)

Crown Center Announces Schedule of Events August 2011- August 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

Crown Center Schedule of Events set for August 2011- August 2012 (more...)

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