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Rita Hayworth

Date of Death: May 14, 1987 (68)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Hayworth was an American actress and dancer who achieved fame during the 1940s, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. She is best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir Gilda, opposite Glenn Ford. Her greatest success was in the musical Cover Girl (1944), with Gene Kelly. In 1980, Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which contributed to her death at age 68.

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OVERLOOKED LATINAS Comes to Theatre Rhinoceros This Month

Just in time to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, Theatre Rhinoceros has announced the return of performer Tina D’Elia and her skillfully crafted cast of Latinx characters in Overlooked Latinas, the first show of their 2023-24 Season.

PULLING IT ALL INTO THE CURRENT Announced At United Solo Theatre's Fall Festival

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, will open its 15th season at New York City’s Theatre Row on September 26, 2023, with a performance of two-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist Letty Neely’s play, “Pulling It All Into the Current.” Running through November 19, 2023, the festival features daily performances of a diverse group of shows from around the world.

Bistro Award Winner Quinn Lemley Announces RITA HAYWORTH: THE HEAT IS ON Residency At Don't Tell Mama

2022 BISTRO Award winner and MAC Award nominee RITA HAYWORTH - THE HEAT IS ON starring Quinn Lemley comes to Don't Tell Mama beginning Monday, May 22. The show will continue its residency monthly through November 2023.

Review: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on Stephen King's gripping novella 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption' and one of the best-loved films of all time, The Shawshank Redemption has a lot to live up to. And it does...mostly.

Music in the Mountains to Present AVANT TOUT DUO in April

Vanessa Megalemou sings with Vasilis Vourvopoulos at the piano, transporting you musically with retro melodies in French, English and Greek, with elements of jazz, swing and a nostalgic and intense Parisian style.


Theatre Rhinoceros has announced the return of the electrifying Tina D'Elia (Overlooked Latinas) and her crazy collection of show biz types. A one-woman comedy noir, The Rita Hayworth of this Generation is the story of Carmelita Cristina Rivera, a queer Latina whose love of Rita Hayworth and desire for movie stardom lead her to Las Vegas, where she labors to win the heart of Jesus Antonio Atano, the Latino Transgender Blackjack King of Vegas.

Registration Now Open for Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Spring Adult Class Series

Registration is now open for Ballet Hispánico's Spring Adult Classes in the School of Dance.

Legendary Kauai Icon Larry Rivera Passes Away at 92

Larry Rivera, a legendary fixture of Kauai, Hawaii whose career spanned over seven decades and who worked alongside Elvis Presley in ‘Blue Hawaii’ has passed away at the age of 92. Also known as “Mr. Coco Palms,” Rivera was a key fixture of Kauai’s entertainment culture where he started his career in the 50s.

Review: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Richmond Theatre

David Esbornson's touring production is clever, deftly staged and quietly moving.

BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre in January

Milton Keynes Theatre welcomes brand-new stage adaptation of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to the city 24 - 28 Jan 2023. Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, Whistle Down the Wind) Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, BBC 1's Just Good Friends, Eastenders and Rula Lenska, (ITV's Rock Follies, Coronation Street, Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother will star in this feel-good tale of love, adventure, and starting-over. 

Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance to Present Winter Adult Class Series in January

Ballet Hispánico has announced that registration is now open for Winter Adult Classes in the School of Dance.

Art Basel Season Kicks Off With LADY LIBERTY: A BONNIE LAUTENBERG RETROSPECTIVE at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU 

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU kicks off Art Basel Season in Miami Beach with the premiere of the new exhibition Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective (November 16 through March 26).

Photos: First Look at Almog Pail and More in LOVE GODDESS, THE RITA HAYWORTH MUSICAL

‘Love Goddess, the Rita Hayworth Musical’  is a new musical from New York getting its UK premiere at The Cockpit in London now through 23 December 2022. Check out all new production photos here!

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For LOVE GODDESS, THE RITA HAYWORTH MUSICAL at The Cockpit

The world premiere of of ‘LOVE GODDESS, the Rita Hayworth Musical’ will take place at The Cockpit, London from 18 November to 23 December. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Tina D'Elia's OVERLOOKED LATINAS Extended at The Marsh San Francisco

Originally scheduled to run through October 29, Tina D’Elia’s Overlooked Latinas has been extended due to popular demand at The Marsh San Francisco, adding two final performances November 17 & 19.


Get a first listen to 'Love Goddess, The Rita Hayworth Musical' ahead of its world premiere. Watch the video of  Almog Pail singing 'Rita Who' here!

Review: MARILYN MAYE Makes Magic at 54 Below But, This Time, With Mercer

The legendary Marilyn Maye is back at it again, with a brand-new show, and even though all MM shows are great, this one is particularly so.

Almog Pail, Simon Kane, Imogen Kinglsey-Smith, Jane Quinn, and More Will Lead LOVE GODDESS The Rita Hayworth Musical at The Cockpit

Final casting has been announced for the world premiere of 'LOVE GODDESS, the Rita Hayworth Musical' at The Cockpit, London from 18 November to 23 December.

Artwork And Full Creative Team For The World Premiere Of LOVE GODDESS, The Rita Hayworth Musical

New artwork has been revealed along with the full creative team for the world premiere of 'LOVE GODDESS, the Rita Hayworth Musical' at The Cockpit, London from 18 November to 23 December.

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Announced At Milton Keynes Theatre, 17 - 22 October

The Shawshank Redemption is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre from 17 – 22 October.

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