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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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Nominee Reactions: Stockard Channing for OTHER DESERT CITIES 'No Time to Celebrate!'
by BWW - May 1, 2012

Stockard Channing, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for OTHER DESERT CITIES 'I feel great its such a good day! I got woken up with the news, but that was fine! It's not an easy thing to wake me up early! I work the night shift. This nomination really means a lot to me because I really love this play. It has been a very big part of my life for quite a while so to have it recognized like this is a thrill. There's no time to celebrate since I have a show to perform tonight, but I think that will be a celebration in itself.' (more...)

Jessica Simpson to Make Surprise Appearance on NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER, 3/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

A grueling challenge on the ice leads to an amazing reward for one contestant -- a shopping spree with singer, actress and fashion designer Jessica Simpson on THE BIGGEST LOSER airing Tuesday, March 13 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. (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...)

Ron Holgate, Clifton Duncan and More to Lead Old Globe's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical about an infamous chapter in American history. (more...)

Patina Miller, Heidi Blickenstaff, et al. Set for FIRST YOU DREAM at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced casting for its production of First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012. The musical revue will star Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Alan H. Green, Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller, and Matthew Scott. Originally produced at Signature Theatre in Virginia and co-conceived by David Loud and Eric Schaeffer, the production features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and will be directed by Eric Schaeffer. Jon Kalbfleisch will conduct the 22-piece Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Press opening night is Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Patina Miller, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Set for Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB, 6/8-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced casting for its production of First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012. (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...)

MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL Offers Free Tickets to New & Expectant Mothers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Motherhood the Musical® announced today they are giving away free tickets to new and expectant mothers whose children are born between now and Mother's Day on May 13. To participate, mothers are asked to call the Royal George Theatre Box Office at 312.988.9000 and mention they are pregnant or visit the Box Office at 1641 N. Halsted Street with a photo of their newborn baby or a hospital bracelet. The offer includes one complimentary ticket and is valid through April 30. Complimentary tickets must be picked up in person at the Box Office unless combined with another order. Motherhood the Musical®, starring Madeline Duffy-Feins as "Amy," Jennifer Chada as "Barb," Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck as "Brooke," and Melody Betts as "Tasha" is a joyous journey and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a Mom. The show will preview on March 30, open April 12 and run through May 20 at the Royal George Theatre. Motherhood the Musical® is produced by GFour Productions, the team who has successfully brought Menopause The Musical® to every major market in the United States. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Guest Star on Two and a Half Men, 5/7
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

ZAP 2 It reports that Broadway and film star Jason Alexander will guest star on Two and a Half Men in a May 7 episode. Alexander Tweeted the news on Thursday. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Sierra Boggess, LaChanze & More Lead PRINCE OF BROADWAY this Fall; First Casting Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound), Sebastian Arcelus (Elf), LaChanze (The Color Purple), Emily Skinner (Side Show), Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange) and Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid) will be among the star players in the upcoming Broadway Hal Prince tribute, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, The New York Times reveals. (more...)

Josephine Tonight Closes at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the premiere of a new musical, Josephine Tonight, with book and lyrics by Sherman Yellen, and music by Wally Harper, through Mar. 18, 2012. (more...)

Theater Latté Da Presents BEAUTIFUL THING Thru 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

Theater Latte Da 's emotionally charged production of Beautiful Thing premiered at The Lab Theater in February. (more...)

Photo Flash: Project Shaw's Golden Shamrock Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 18, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA was held last night at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South), honoring the talents of playwright, Terrence McNally, actor, Brian Murray and, of course, George Bernard Shaw. BWW was there to cover this event. Check out the photos below! (more...)

GTG's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA to Honor Terrence McNally and Brian Murray Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA will be held in the evening on Saturday, March 17 at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South), honoring the prodigious talents of playwright, Terrence McNally, actor, Brian Murray and, of course, George Bernard Shaw. (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...)

Jessica Simpson to Make Surprise Appearance on NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

A grueling challenge on the ice leads to an amazing reward for one contestant -- a shopping spree with singer, actress and fashion designer Jessica Simpson on THE BIGGEST LOSER airing Tuesday, March 13 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. (more...)

Column Awards Winners Announced, Include ICT, Uptown Players, Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Monday February 27, THE COLUMN AWARDS (TCA) organization honored excellence in theater within the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater community, which held its 13th annual gala this past Monday. TCA is the only awards organization in the United States that donates all money (after expenses) to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS. A charity they have been associated since its inception. To date, THE COLUMN AWARDS have donated close to $70.000.00 to BC/EFA. See the full list of winners below. (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...)

BWW Interviews: The Legendary Liza Minnelli on Broadway Memories, Wild Nights at Studio 54 & New Concert!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2012

Liza Minnelli took a moment out of her busy schedule to speak with BWW about her upcoming concert, her favorite Broadway memories and the real story behind those 'wild nights' at the legendary Studio 54 nightclub during the 1970's. (more...)

Josephine Tonight Opens at MetroStage 1/26-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the premiere of a new musical, Josephine Tonight, with book and lyrics by Sherman Yellen, and music by Wally Harper, Jan. 26-Mar. 18, 2012. (more...)

Photos: Philadelphia Theatre Company's SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opens Tonight, Jan 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2012

Philadelphia Theatre Company officially opens THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS tonight, January 25, 2012, running through February 19 at PTC's home in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Previews began January 20, 2012. This is the first regional production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS since its run on Broadway last season. Check out official production shots from the musical below! (more...)

Josephine Tonight Opens at MetroStage 1/26-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the premiere of a new musical, Josephine Tonight, with book and lyrics by Sherman Yellen, and music by Wally Harper, Jan. 26-Mar. 18, 2012. (more...)

Crown Center Announces Their Schedule of Events Feb 2012-Dec 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

The Crown Center has announed their upcoming schedule of events from February 2012 - December 2012. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Comes to Philadelphia, 1/20-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

The landmark trial of the Scottsboro Boys is brought to life in Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of the multiple Tony-nominated musical The Scottsboro Boys with music and lyrics by the legendary team of John Kander and Fred Ebb and book by David Thompson, running January 20-February 19 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). (more...)

GTG's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA to Honor Terrence McNally and Brian Murray
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA will be held in the evening on Saturday, March 17 at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South), honoring the prodigious talents of playwright, Terrence McNally, actor, Brian Murray and, of course, George Bernard Shaw. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Philadelphia Theatre Company's SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2012

Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season continues with THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, running January 20 - February 19 at PTC's home in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). For tickets, call 215-985-0420 or visit PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org. Check out official production shots from the musical below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/9- THE RINK
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2012

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...)

MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL to Play Royal George Theatre, 4/12 - 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2012

The joyous journey and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a Mom is the subject of the new musical sensation, Motherhood the Musical®. The hilarious and insightful show will delight Chicago audiences when it debuts at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, previewing March 30, opening April 12 and running through May 20. (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...)

Crown Center Announces Upcoming Schedule of Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

The Crown Center has announced the following upcoming events. (more...)

Theater Latté Da Presents BEAUTIFUL THING 2/24-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

Theater Latte Da 's emotionally charged production of Beautiful Thing will premiere at The Lab Theater this February. (more...)

NOW PLAYING: Miners Alley presents MASTER CLASS thru 4/1
by Michael Mulhern - Feb 24, 2012

A backstage look at one of Opera's most iconic personalities. (more...)

Steven Johnson and David Darrow Lead Theater Latté Da's BEAUTIFUL THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Theater Latte Da announced today casting for the area premiere of Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey, which it will present at the The Lab Theater February 24 - March 18, 2012. (more...)

Theater Latté Da Presents BEAUTIFUL THING 2/24-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2012

Theater Latte Da 's emotionally charged production of Beautiful Thing will premiere at The Lab Theater this February. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Comes to Philadelphia, 1/20-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2012

The landmark trial of the Scottsboro Boys is brought to life in Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of the multiple Tony-nominated musical The Scottsboro Boys with music and lyrics by the legendary team of John Kander and Fred Ebb and book by David Thompson, running January 20-February 19 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). (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...)

Parsons Dance Announces TWIST, 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Parsons Dance, in partnership the Ice Theater of New York's City Skate Concert Series, announces a presentation of TWIST on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1pm at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets, New York City. In the case of rain, the performance will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 1pm. (more...)

'My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 3' Premieres 3/13 on MTV
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

A night of terror returns to MTV, with the premiere of the third installment of the hit movie franchise, 'My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3,' on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Crown Center Announces Their Schedule of Events Feb 2012-Dec 2012
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

The Crown Center has announed their upcoming schedule of events from February 2012 - December 2012. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Andrea Marcovicci Join Ojai Playwrights Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

The Ojai Playwrights Conference announced today additional stars to its 15th Anniversary Season Gala Benefit themed "Body and Soul: An OPC Cabaret" - A Musical and Theatrical Celebration of the Mystery, Magnificence and Madness of Living! Scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012, the Benefit begins at 5:30 pm at Matilija Auditorium with a dramatic and musical event created especially for this evening by OPC Artistic Director and Producer Robert Egan. The evening will honor Award-winning playwright Bill Cain and OPC Board Member and Award-winning actress Dana Delany. (more...)

Stockard Channing & John Larroquette Host 2012 Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Drama League has announced that this year's 78th Annual Drama League Awards will be hosted by Tony Award winners Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (Gore Vidal's The Best Man). The awards ceremony is set for Friday afternoon, May 18th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) at Noon. This year's Drama League Award Nominees will be announced Tuesday morning, April 24th at Sardi's. (more...)

Actors Fund to Honor Jason Alexander at Tony Awards Party, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Sunday, June 10th, The Actors Fund will honor TONY® Award winner Jason Alexander at their 16th Annual Tony Awards® Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala, which will be held at Skirball Center (2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, LA, 90049), features the only approved live feed of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. The evening's host and presenter to be announced. (more...)

Liza Minnelli & Chita Rivera Duet at Kander & Ebb Gala Tonight, April 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Oscar-winning Hollywood legend Liza Minnelli has signed up to appear at a major charity gala in London on 29 April 2012 to celebrate the work of legendary songwriters Kander & Ebb. The all-star gala at the Victoria Palace Theatre is being produced by veteran promoter and producer Barry Mishon in collaboration with John Kander, and will be in aid of the Ovarian Cancer Action charity. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of THE LANDING!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 26, 2012

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 -- will be presented under the direction of Walter Bobbie, May 15-June 3 at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.). The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos of John Kander, Greg Pierce, Paul Anthony Stewart, David Hyde Pierce, Jake Bennett Siegfried, Julia Murney, David Loud and Walter Bobbie below! (more...)

Jason Alexander to Guest Star on 200th Episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Broadway vet Jason Alexander will guest star as Alan's cardiologist, Dr. Goodman on the 200th episode of the CBS comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN. (more...)

Chicago's Royal George Theatre Presents MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL thru May 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2012

The joyous journey and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a Mom is the subject of the new musical sensation, Motherhood the Musical, starring Madeline Duffy-Feins as "Amy," Jennifer Chada as "Barb," Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck as "Brooke," and Melody Betts as "Tasha." The musical runs at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, through May 20. Motherhood the Musical is produced by GFour Productions, the team who successfully brought Menopause The Musical to every major market in the United States. (more...)

MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL to Play Royal George Theatre, 4/12 - 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

The joyous journey and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a Mom is the subject of the new musical sensation, Motherhood the Musical®. The hilarious and insightful show will delight Chicago audiences when it debuts at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, previewing March 30, opening April 12 and running through May 20. (more...)

Walter Bobbie to Direct THE LANDING at Vineyard Theatre; Julia Murney & Paul Anthony Stewart Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

According to an audition listing, Walter Bobbie is set to direct 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 - THE LANDING will be presented May 15-June 3 at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.). (more...)

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