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Merle Frimark heads her own international marketing, public relations and artist representation company based in New York. Her work has encompassed theatre, music, television, dance, film, special events and politics in addition to independent and international projects.

She has represented hundreds of Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions including I'm Not A Comedian..I'm Lenny Bruce, Chita: A Legendary Celebration, Chita & Tune: Just In Time, Riverdance, Rain-A Tribute to The Beatles, Celtic Woman, Chita Rivera-The Dancer’s Life, Jerry Seinfeld on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cirque du Soleil, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats, HAIR, Godspell and many more.

Her diverse experience has included special projects for Dublin’s Abbey Theatre Centenary Celebration; National Public Radio; The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute; The Interfaith Center of New York; The Dublin Theatre Festival; Gilda’s Club Worldwide, The Grand Sumo Tournament at Madison Square Garden; American Ballet Theatre; Theatre Development Fund; WPLJ FM Radio; The Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Tribute to Stephen Sondheim; as well as various political campaigns and personalities including Chita Rivera, Steven Van Zandt, Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Kennedy, Glenda Jackson, Angela Lansbury, Sir Ian McKellen, Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Eddie Brigati, Supernanny Jo Frost, Lily Tomlin, Jessica Lange, Michael Crawford, Mark Hamill and more.

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CHITA: A MEMOIR Wins 'Best Autobiography - English' at 2023 International Latino Book Awards

CHITA: A MEMOIR wins Gold Medal for Best Autobiography-English at the 2023 International Latino Book Awards.

Video: Diane Paulus, Kenny Ortega, Caissie Levy & More Join James Rado Celebration of Life at Joe's Pub

Watch Diane Paulus, Kenny Ortega, Caissie Levy, and more come together at Joe's Pub for a special celebration of the life and contributions of renowned theater icon, James Rado. Get all the details and highlights from this star-studded tribute event.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday night was a very special occasion here at BroadwayWorld. The best of Broadway gathered at Sony Hall to celebrate a huge milestone- our 20th Anniversary! The concert event benefitted Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out photos from the red carpet!

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90

James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sole surviving co-creator of the ground-breaking Broadway musical HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 in New York City surrounded by his loving family. 

VIDEO: Celebrate 50 Years of GODSPELL with a Mega-Reunion on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

Prepare ye, for a Godspell mega-reunion! Fifty years ago, on May 17, 1971, a musical phenomenon opened off-Broadway. What began as a master's thesis project for Carnegie Mellon student John-Michael Tebelak, would go on to entertain the masses on Broadway and off, in Toronto, multiple national tours, on the big screen and of course, eventually at regional and amateur theatres all over the world.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: August 15-16- with Betty Buckley, Christopher Jackson, and More!

This Weekend (August 15-16) in live streaming: Stephanie J. Block sings with Seth Rudetsky, Carrie reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, July 14- with Bernadette Peters, Tim Minchin & More!

Today (July 14) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with Bernadette Peters, Tim Minchin hosts a listening party and so much more!

Shelley L. Ackerman Performer and Astrologer Has Died

Shelley L. Ackerman, who began her career at age 17 as a comedic singer and waitress at the famed clubs The Improvisation and Catch A Rising Star, died on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Manhattan. She passed peacefully this morning surrounded by family and friends. She was 66 years old. The cause of death was cancer related said her friend, publicist Merle Frimark. 'My Libra sister fought courageously for a long time,' Frimark said.

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Opens Her 7-Show Run At Feinstein's/54 Below

On Tuesday October 8, Chita Rivera opened her week-long engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below.

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado ASCAP Interview Recorded For Library Of Congress National Recording Registry

On April 9, 2019, HAIR co-creator James Rado sat down with arts journalist Patrick Pacheco at ASCAP in New York, for an in-depth podcast interview on the journey, history, legacy, Grammy Award-winning score and impact of the global phenomenon he created along with the late Gerome Ragni and the late Galt MacDermot.

Photo Flash: Broadway Dims Lights in Memory of the Late Craig Zadan

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, the lights of Broadway dimmed last night, September 25, in memory of the late Craig Zadan. 

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the TWELVE ANGRY MEN All-Female Reading

Verdict is in! The all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men (September 16, Theatre Row) received standing ovations for the stellar all-star company of Broadway women. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman directed the show which inspired and drew laughs from the standing-room-only house.

Photo Flash: Diane Paulus, James Rado, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Meet for HAIR LIVE!

Below, check out photos from a recent meeting of the minds for the upcoming event, as producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron talk all things Hair Live! with director Diane Paulus and creator James Rado!

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera Set for TODAY's 'Living Legends' Series This Morning

The TODAY Show's Al Roker recently sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series and the interview will air today, February 20.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Celebrates THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop Today

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) today, December 1 at 5:30 PM.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM.

Photo Flash: Abe Jacob, Chita Rivera, Hal Prince & More Attend 2016 Live Design Awards

Chita Rivera, fresh from her appearance on The Tony Awards Sunday, presented her old-friend Sound Designer Abe Jacob  the Lifetime Achievement Award.  They've known each other for more than 40 years since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO in 1975. Check out photos below!

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Lights Empire State Building Red for AIDS Walk New York

Today, stage legend Chita Rivera ceremoniously turned the Empire State Building tower lights red in honor of AIDS WALK New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 15. Scroll down for video and a photo!

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Dedicates The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence

Just yesterday, the Actors Fund officially renamed their Manhattan residence, "The Aurora," (West 57th and 10th Avenue) at a special ribbon cutting ceremony.  The residence will now be called "The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence."  Brian Stokes Mitchell and Chita Rivera were there for the occasion, and BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at the festivities below!

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