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BWW Recap: RED BAND SOCIETY Searches for the 'Sole' SurvivorBWW Recap: RED BAND SOCIETY Searches for the 'Sole' Survivor
by Scott Fullerton - Sep 25, 2014

Welcome back Stranger Friends, the RED BAND SOCIETY has met once again on FOX and the show brought the drama in its dramedy format to this episode. The theme of the week was, drumroll please, shoes! Well, not shoes exactly, (although the opening sequence was all about everyone from the knee down) but the deeper meaning of that time honored cliché, don't judge a person until you have walked a mile in their, yada, yada, yada. (more...)

Breaking News: Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen to Join Chita Rivera in Birthday Benefit Concert for BC/EFA!Breaking News: Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen to Join Chita Rivera in Birthday Benefit Concert for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Tony Award winners Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen will join theatrical icon Chita Rivera in a spectacular benefit concert honoring and starring Rivera as she celebrates her 80th birthday. Chita: A Legendary Celebration will play the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52 Street, New York City) at 8 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013. The one-night-only performance will be produced by and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Celebrates 80th Birthday On Stage with Ben Vereen and Tommy Tune; Inside the After Party!Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Celebrates 80th Birthday On Stage with Ben Vereen and Tommy Tune; Inside the After Party!
by Walter McBride - Oct 8, 2013

Last night, October 7, Broadway ledgend Chita Rivera returned to the stage in Chita: A Legendary Celebration, which was produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening featured the Tony Award-winning Rivera, accompanied by an onstage orchestra, revisiting songs from her pantheon of Broadway hits, including Kander & Ebb's Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie and other surprises. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party below! (more...)

Chita Rivera's LEGENDARY CELEBRATION Raises Over $413,000 for BC/EFAChita Rivera's LEGENDARY CELEBRATION Raises Over $413,000 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

A sizzling evening of song and dance honoring and starring theatrical icon Chita Rivera raised a remarkable $413,660 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Returns to the Stage in Style in CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION!Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Returns to the Stage in Style in CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION!
by Walter McBride - Oct 8, 2013

Last night, October 7, Broadway ledgend Chita Rivera returned to the stage in Chita: A Legendary Celebration, which was produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening featured the Tony Award-winning Rivera, accompanied by an onstage orchestra, revisiting songs from her pantheon of Broadway hits, including Kander & Ebb's Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie and other surprises. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special concert below! (more...)

CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION Announces $40 Rush TicketsCHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION Announces $40 Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

An extremely limited number of $40 rush tickets to the spectacular benefit concert honoring and starring Chita Rivera will be released for sale at 6:30 pm Monday, October 7, 2013. (more...)

Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Heading to Broadway in 2014 Following Williamstown Tryout?Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Heading to Broadway in 2014 Following Williamstown Tryout?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

On October 7, Broadway legend Chita Rivera will return to the stage in a special 80th Birthday concert benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and according to a recent interview with the Huffington Post, that's not the only thing on the triple threat's plate coming up. Rivera revealed that the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit might be heading to Broadway in 2014, following a tryout in Williamstown, Massachusetts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 19, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood begins previews tonight, Friday, October 19th at 8:00PM. The Mystery of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton, and Chita Rivera with Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, and Robert Creighton. Check out the just-released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Chita Rivera Uncut Part 1- Talks DROOD, WEST SIDE STORY, SWEET CHARITY, and More!BWW TV Exclusive: Chita Rivera Uncut Part 1- Talks DROOD, WEST SIDE STORY, SWEET CHARITY, and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 25, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is currently starring alongside Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Jim Norton, and more in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which opened, November 13 at Studio 54. In this first part of a two part interview, Richard chats with Chita about playing the 'Princess Puffer', how she won her role in WEST SIDE STORY, her friendship with Gwen Verdon and so much more. Click below to watch PART 1 and check back later for PART 2! (more...)

REVISITING WILDFIRE Begins RehearsalsREVISITING WILDFIRE Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Allyce Beasley and Lynne Wintersteller began rehearsals today as two college roommates, best friends for life, who re-unite thirty years later in Revisiting Wildfire by Kari Floren, directed by Eve Brandstein. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey, May 19Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey, May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle Presents Chita Rivera in Concert Tonight, 5/4Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle Presents Chita Rivera in Concert Tonight, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle's 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 tonight, May 4, 2012 (8pm). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Jared GrimesBWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Jared Grimes
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2014

After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem's Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the ensemble members that give life to the show's amazing dance numbers, and in the exclusive video below, you can get to know Jared Grimes! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Virgil 'Lil' O' Gadson & Julius 'iGlide' ChisholmBWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Virgil 'Lil' O' Gadson & Julius 'iGlide' Chisholm
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2014

After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem's Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the ensemble members that give life to the show's amazing dance numbers, and in the exclusive video below, you can get to know Virgil 'Lil' O' Gadson & Julius 'iGlide' Chisholm. Check back later to meet more of the cast! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Phillip Attmore & Daniel WattsBWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Phillip Attmore & Daniel Watts
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem's Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the ensemble members that give life to the show's amazing dance numbers, and in the exclusive video below, you can get to know Phillip Attmore & Daniel Watts. Check back later to meet more of the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: Fantasia & Wynton Marsalis Talk Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHTVIDEO: Fantasia & Wynton Marsalis Talk Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

Below, watch Grammy Award® winners Fantasia and Wynton Marsalis chat about AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem's Golden Age. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey Tonight, 5/19Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, Chita Rivera: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and performs songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Appearance at NJPAC in May 2012Chita Rivera to Make Appearance at NJPAC in May 2012
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is set to make an appearnce at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 19, 2012. The event, titled 'An Evening with Chita Rivera' will take place at 7PM in the Chase Room. (more...)

Deborah Heal Releases 'Every Hill and Mountain,' the Third Novel in Her TrilogyDeborah Heal Releases 'Every Hill and Mountain,' the Third Novel in Her Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Every Hill and Mountain fits in several categories. It's YA Fiction adults will want to read. Sci-fi melded with Christian historical. A combination of 19th century southern Illinois history and modern technology. One Amazon reviewer describes the trilogy's premise as "unique…sort of a Back to the Future meets virtual reality, with a little dash of Seventh Heaven thrown in." (Tiffany Harkleroad, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer) (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics AssociationPhoto Flash: Chita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) previously announced that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for last night, May 13 at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

Chita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association TonightChita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) previously announced that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for tonight, May 13 (7pm) at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Host GMHC's Spring 2014 Gala, 3/26Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Host GMHC's Spring 2014 Gala, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Today, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service organization, announces the sensational news that its annual dinner gala will be hosted by the award-winning actress, singer and dancer, Chita Rivera, and held at Cipriani 42nd Street, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A revered Broadway legend, Ms. Rivera is not a stranger to GMHC. In 2004, she starred in GMHC's benefit concert, 'Showstoppers,' featuring 20 Broadway stars performing their signature numbers at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Friends Always Creating Theatre's EEEK! A MOUSICAL to Play in Rep with A MERMAID'S TALE at Stage 72, Beg. 4/6Friends Always Creating Theatre's EEEK! A MOUSICAL to Play in Rep with A MERMAID'S TALE at Stage 72, Beg. 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

Friends Always Creating Theatre has announced the presentation of the Jack Dyville - John Stutte Family Musical, 'Eeek! A Mousical'. Beginning April 6 at 3pm, at Stage 72 @ The Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd Street, (2nd Floor) NYC. The show is to run in Rep with their current hit production celebrating it's 7th month Off Broadway, 'A Mermaids' Tale'. They will alternate each Saturday. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach Final PerformanceCHITA 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...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom, 4/8Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2013

At 6:30pm, on Monday, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Hosts GMHC's Spring 2014 Gala TonightBroadway Legend Chita Rivera Hosts GMHC's Spring 2014 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Today, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service organization, announces the sensational news that its annual dinner gala will be hosted by the award-winning actress, singer and dancer, Chita Rivera, and held at Cipriani 42nd Street, tonight, March 26, 2014. A revered Broadway legend, Ms. Rivera is not a stranger to GMHC. In 2004, she starred in GMHC's benefit concert, 'Showstoppers,' featuring 20 Broadway stars performing their signature numbers at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm BeachCHITA 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...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm BeachCHITA 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...)

Chita Rivera Leads THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD for Roundabout in 2012-2013; PICNIC & New Premiere Announced!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...)

Exhibition And Programs Coming To The Jewish MuseumExhibition And Programs Coming To The Jewish Museum
by Laura Meltzer - Jul 9, 2012

Exhibitions and programs to be coming to the Jewish Museum. (more...)

Laurie O'Brien Stars in Skylight/Skylab's I AM CHRISSIE, Now thru 7/30Laurie O'Brien Stars in Skylight/Skylab's I AM CHRISSIE, Now thru 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2012

Two-time recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award, and Ovation Award winner, Laurie O'Brien, channels the story of Chrissie, lunatic/savant with a feisty sense of humor. (more...)

Laurie O'Brien Stars in Skylight/Skylab's I AM CHRISSIE, Now thru 7/30Laurie O'Brien Stars in Skylight/Skylab's I AM CHRISSIE, Now thru 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

Two-time recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award, and Ovation Award winner, Laurie O'Brien, channels the story of Chrissie, lunatic/savant with a feisty sense of humor. (more...)

CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION to Open at  August Wilson Theatre for One-Night Only on October 7CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION to Open at August Wilson Theatre for One-Night Only on October 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS announced today that CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION has found its Broadway home. The star-studded benefit concert celebrating and starring the legendary Chita Rivera will play the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52 Street, New York City) at 8 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013. The one-night only performance in honor of Rivera's 80th birthday will be produced by and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Bring 80th Birthday Celebration to Bay Area Cabaret, 2/23Chita Rivera to Bring 80th Birthday Celebration to Bay Area Cabaret, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret presents the one and only Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th Birthday: CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION. The nine-time Tony nominee, two-time Tony Award winner (Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and first Hispanic woman ever to receive the Kennedy Center Honor, will share perspectives and recreate signature moments from her legendary career. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Bring 80th Birthday Concert to Harris Center for the Arts on 2/24Chita Rivera to Bring 80th Birthday Concert to Harris Center for the Arts on 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th Birthday, coming to the intimate Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. Direct from her sold-out smash concert in New York, the multiple Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story; Sweet Charity; Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Rink. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, with live orchestral accompaniment by the Folsom Symphony, conducted by Michael Croiter. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Star Chita Rivera Talks Tour, History-Making Career and More on TAVIS SMILEYVIDEO: Broadway Star Chita Rivera Talks Tour, History-Making Career and More on TAVIS SMILEY
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Popular PBS broadcaster Tavis Smiley interviewed Chita Rivera on his program yesterday, January 29, and you can watch the full appearance below, in which Rivera reflects on her history-making career! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration Amazes AudiencesBWW Reviews: Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration Amazes Audiences
by Don Grigware - Jan 28, 2014

Dynamic talents, such as triple-threat Chita Rivera, rarely give up. They are having too much fun to retire. Passionate, warm, funny and forever loyal to her art, Miss Rivera has always captivated her audiences and is still very much doing so, based on her performance on Saturday January 25 at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. It was a stroll down memory lane, and a delicious one, as Rivera took the stage in Chita Rivera: A legendary Celebration with 'I've Got a Lot of Living To Do' from Bye Bye Birdie and sang, moved vibrantly with rhythm and grace and told terrific stories about Leonard Benstein, Cy Coleman, and Kander & Ebb, among others. (more...)

For the Second Year, Ellen is America's Favorite TV PersonalityFor the Second Year, Ellen is America's Favorite TV Personality
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ She's going to be the host of the Oscars in early March, she's returning to the sea as Dory in her own movie in 2015 and, for the second year in a row, Ellen DeGeneres is America's Favorite TV personality. DeGeneres has been on the top ten favorite TV personality list since her talk show started in 2003, and this is the third time she's appeared at the top of the list. Remaining at number two this year is NCIS's head agent, Mark Harmon, and despite a year which saw the host take a summer sabbatical, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart remains at number three. (more...)

For the Second Year, Ellen is America's Favorite TV PersonalityFor the Second Year, Ellen is America's Favorite TV Personality
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ She's going to be the host of the Oscars in early March, she's returning to the sea as Dory in her own movie in 2015 and, for the second year in a row, Ellen DeGeneres is America's Favorite TV personality. DeGeneres has been on the top ten favorite TV personality list since her talk show started in 2003, and this is the third time she's appeared at the top of the list. Remaining at number two this year is NCIS's head agent, Mark Harmon, and despite a year which saw the host take a summer sabbatical, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart remains at number three. (more...)

For the Second Year, Ellen is America's Favorite TV PersonalityFor the Second Year, Ellen is America's Favorite TV Personality
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ She's going to be the host of the Oscars in early March, she's returning to the sea as Dory in her own movie in 2015 and, for the second year in a row, Ellen DeGeneres is America's Favorite TV personality. DeGeneres has been on the top ten favorite TV personality list since her talk show started in 2003, and this is the third time she's appeared at the top of the list. Remaining at number two this year is NCIS's head agent, Mark Harmon, and despite a year which saw the host take a summer sabbatical, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart remains at number three. (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: Bea Arthur & Patti LuPonePhoto Blast from the Past: Bea Arthur & Patti LuPone
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2014

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems. Today, we're featuring Bea Arthur and Patti LuPone circa 1981. (more...)

Chita Rivera Coming to The Alden in McLean in FebruaryChita Rivera Coming to The Alden in McLean in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th Birthday, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information at www.aldentheatre.org or 703-790-0123. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday, Chita Rivera, Steve Kazee and More Set for 54 Below for the HolidaysJennifer Holliday, Chita Rivera, Steve Kazee and More Set for 54 Below for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Jennifer Holliday, Chita Rivera, Jeff Daniels, Steve Kazee, After Midnight Swings the Holiday and more. Details below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Chita Rivera Uncut Part 2- Talks CHICAGO, THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN & More!BWW TV Exclusive: Chita Rivera Uncut Part 2- Talks CHICAGO, THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 2, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is currently starring alongside Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Jim Norton, and more in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which opened, November 13 at Studio 54. In this second part of the interview, Richard chats with Chita about playing her iconic role in Chicago, starring alongside friend Liza Minnelli in The Rink, earning her second Tony for Kiss of the Spider Woman, and so much more! Watch PART 2 below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 22, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company announced the full cast this July for the new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The show is set to open on November 13, 2012 and will star Stephanie J. Block as Edwin Drood. Meet the whole cast in the video and bios below! (more...)

Megan Mullally, Patti LuPone, and Chita Rivera Play Provincetown Art House This AugustMegan Mullally, Patti LuPone, and Chita Rivera Play Provincetown Art House This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Megan Mullally is a two-time Emmy-winning star of TV's Will & Grace, and recent star of Broadway's Young Frankenstein. On August 28 & 29 she returns to Provincetown by popular demand - for two shows only - after her sold-out Art House debut last summer. Patti LuPone won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her performance as Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, and created the title role in Evita on Broadway with her now legendary performance, for which she won her first Tony and Drama Desk Awards. On August 31 and September 1 she makes a triumphant Provincetown return for 4 shows only, after debuting at The Art House last summer. Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner as Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Anna in The Rink. She originated the Broadway roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma in Chicago, and appeared in the original casts of Guys and Dolls, Can Can, Seventh Heaven, Mr. Wonderful, Jerry's Girls, and many others. She makes her Provincetown debut on Sept. 7 & 8 with two shows only. Series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins each of these three leading ladies at the piano. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom TonightChita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

At 6:30pm, tonight, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

Friends Always Creating Theatre's EEEK! A MOUSICAL Plays in Rep with A MERMAID'S TALE at Stage 72, Beg. TodayFriends Always Creating Theatre's EEEK! A MOUSICAL Plays in Rep with A MERMAID'S TALE at Stage 72, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Friends Always Creating Theatre has announced the presentation of the Jack Dyville - John Stutte Family Musical, 'Eeek! A Mousical'. Beginning today, April 6 at 3pm, at Stage 72 @ The Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd Street, (2nd Floor) NYC. The show is to run in Rep with their current hit production celebrating it's 7th month Off Broadway, 'A Mermaids' Tale'. They will alternate each Today. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association, 5/13Chita Rivera to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) is pleased to announce Broadway icon CHITA RIVERA will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for Monday May 13 (7pm) at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

REVISITING WILDFIRE Begins Previews Off-Broadway 6/1REVISITING WILDFIRE Begins Previews Off-Broadway 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Allyce Beasley and Lynne Wintersteller star as two college roommates, best friends for life, who re-unite thirty years later in Revisiting Wildfire by Kari Floren, directed by Eve Brandstein. Produced by Right Down Broadway, Revisiting Wildfire begins previews Friday, June 1, at 8:00pm for an opening Wednesday, June 6, at 7:00pm at ArcLight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street. (more...)

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