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by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the 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,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. Producer Mark Cortale has announced that she will be coming to Chicago for one show only on Monday, December 11 at 6:30 PM to be part of Steppenwolf's Lookout Series.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 7, 2017
For today's video flashback, we venture back in time to Elaine Stritch's solo show, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, which made its world premiere at the Public Theater on this day in 2001.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2017
Inspired by Shubert's Wintereisse (A Winter's Journey), December Songs portrays a brokenhearted young woman, wandering the snowy paths of Central Park. In this contemporary tale of her journey, she finds the strength to recover and begin her life anew. Written by prolific Broadway Composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), December Songs will be performed by Lisa-Marie Parker (Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
Jerome Robbins, world renowned for his work as a choreographer and director of ballet and theater, film and television, would have been 100 years old on October 11, 2018. In honor of his life and legacy, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, partnering with other institutions across the country and around the world, will celebrate his centennial year through Spring 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS have announced full casting for the North American Tour of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018
On Monday, May 7th The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, presented the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Rivera talked about her life and illustrious career with Broadway World's lead correspondent, Richard Ridge, host of Backstage with Richard Ridge. 
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
The legendary Broadway icon has just added another honor to her vast array. On Friday, May 4, Chita Rivera was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree by the University of Florida, Gainesville, before thousands of graduating students and their families at the Class of 2018 Spring commencement. Rivera also presented a master class workshop to UF School of Theatre + Dance students and faculty following the graduation ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Single tickets are now on sale for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. REPRISE 2.0 is led by producing artistic director Marcia Seligson.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors), currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary in continuous operation, has announced that the company's 2018 Gala, JUBILATE!, will be headlined by Moon favorite Klea Blackhurst (42nd Street Moon's RED, HOT AND BLUE and CALL ME MADAM) and will feature special guest star Liz Callaway (Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BABY and MISS SAIGON).
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation and its Community Grant program. The grant will be used to assist funding the organization's Musical Interactive program, which will allow Lyric to increase services to students in rural Oklahoma.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
New York City Center is sure to be a singular sensation this fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
On Friday, May 11, PBS will present an encore broadcast of their enormously successful Great Performances special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a career retrospective of the legendary theatrical icon. The program features interviews, archival performance footage and songs from Rivera's concert repertoire including such numbers as "A Boy Like That," "America," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "All That Jazz," and "Nowadays."  The encore broadcast will air in the New York area on THIRTEEN/WNET Friday, May 11 at 10:00 PM ET. (Check local listings in your area). 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
REPRISE 2.0 is now announced, presenting a season of three classic American musicals at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, by Marcia Seligson, Producing Artistic Director of the new performing arts organization.  REPRISE 2.0 is partnering with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT), chaired by Brian Kite. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
This April, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
The NYTB REP program with a World Premiere by Richard Alston has now added encore performances of three of Jerome Robbins' rarely seen ballets: Septet, Concertino and Rondo, recently performed in sold-out shows in The Harkness Dance Festival 2018 at 92Y. The program will feature live music for all works.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
The NYTB REP program with a World Premiere by Richard Alston has now added encore performances of three of Jerome Robbins' rarely seen ballets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018
Beth Leavel has joined the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 6 on June 22 at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera.
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2018
Escape to Margaritaville opened last week at the Marquis Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Allen below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Academy Award and Golden Globe winning performer George Chakiris and acclaimed dancer, Barrie Chase have been named the honorees for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry.  Emmy and Grammy nominated choreographer/director/singer Toni Basil will receive the organization's Choreographer's Award.  PDS' 31st Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) in Beverly Hills, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Founder Rosie O'Donnell and Artistic & Executive Director Lori Klinger of Rosie's Theater Kids announce that tickets are now available for purchase to  PASSING IT ON: An Evening of Mentorship taking place on Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 PM at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, launches an all-new series this year: Deborah Grace Winer presents The Classic American Songbook Series. Direct from her tenure as Artistic Director of92Y's renowned Lyrics & Lyricists series, Winer curates three jewel-box revues created especially for the venue's unique supper club setting. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as artists who created, interpreted and made themselves an integral part of the music. There is a $35-50 cover charge for each show, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Premium seating is available for $75-$80. For reservations and information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera will perform two concerts at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) for one night only alongside Sirius XM Radio host and music director Seth Rudetsky (Broadway's Disaster!) on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018
It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards are announced today, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
The family of Irving Berlin, in conjunction with his publishers Concord Music (North America) and Universal Music Publishing Group (rest of World), has announced the launch of a new website to honor Irving Berlin in celebration of his 130th birthday. Created to pay tribute to Berlin's life and legendary works, this is the first time a dedicated digital resource has existed online for the man epitomized by Jerome Kern's famous maxim: 'Irving Berlin has no place in American music - he is American music.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
Bill Milner (Dunkirk, X-Men: First Class, Son of Rambow) is to star with the previously announced, Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock, in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
On March 5, 2018, TADA! Youth Theater will host its annual gala at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan  with special performances by Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent
by Katie Becker - Feb 24, 2018
THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour kicked off a three night run in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday night at The Washington Pavilion, with plenty of memorable moments to add to anyone's list of favorite things about this timeless production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
The 2nd annual Chita Rivera Awards (www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com) will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off of Washington Square Park), it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (www.ADM21.org) and Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (www.NYCDAFoundation.net). ADM21 has joined forces with the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation to present this year's Awards. Atkins, Lanteri along with Patricia Watt are the Executive Producers of the Chita Rivera Awards.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2018
On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017
Producers Robert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills and Jan Warner have announced complete casting for the New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon ('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse ('Married...With Children').
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Just last night, December 4, the company of Spongebob Squarepants gathered on the Palace Theatre stage to celebrate the opening of the show and the passing of the Gypsy Robe to Curtis Holbrook.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017
On Sunday, December 3, the company of Once On This Island gathered in the lobby of Circle in the Square to celebrate the opening of the show and the passing of the Gypsy Robe to Grasan Kingsberry.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 29, 2017
Broadway legend Chita Rivera is currently on tour with Tommy Tune, but she took time to chat with SouthFlorida.com about her upcoming performances in the area, including 'Night of Stars' with Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and others. In the interview, Rivera discussed her connection with Tommy Tune, her adoration of Angela Lansbury, and her negative feelings toward technology.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
One of the American theatre's iconic stars will add a University of Florida honorary degree to her record of achievements that include Tony Awards, the Kennedy Center Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018
Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins is directed by Thom Southerland,  Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre. Itb has been nominated for 5 Off West End Awards - Best Female: Sheila Hancock, Best Male: Bill Milner, Best Costume: Jonathan Lipman, Best Set: Francis O'Connor, Best Lighting: Matt Clutterham. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
The one and only, incomparable Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, will perform her acclaimed solo concert event on Monday, June 25 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets from $40 are available here. The two-time 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, The Rink and The Visit. Accompanied by her long-time trio, Rivera will perform songs by Bernstein, Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and others.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
The NYTB REP program with a World Premiere by Richard Alston has now added encore performances of three of Jerome Robbins' rarely seen ballets: Septet, Concertino and Rondo, recently performed in sold-out shows in The Harkness Dance Festival 2018 at 92Y. The program will feature live music for all works.
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2018
It's Summer in April! Summer officially opened earlier this week at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Afra Hines below!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2018
Carousel officially opened earlier this month at the Imperial Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Jess LeProtto below!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018
Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
The Tony Awards has just announced that this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will go to industry icons Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera.
by Walter McBride - Apr 21, 2018
My Fair Lady officially opened on Thursday night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Wall below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Actors' Equity Association has announced that Equity's National Council has voted to retire the name 'Gypsy Robe' -- the name for the ritual that occurs on the stage of every Broadway musical with a chorus on opening night before the audience is admitted. While the name will change, the tradition will continue next season unchanged. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns toFeinstein's/54 Below in her acclaimed solo concert for eight performances in the new year: January 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19at 7PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Full casting is announced today for the London workshop of EMMA, A New Musical, based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Thom Southerland.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 14, 2018. The evening will celebrate Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty, Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon, currently director of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera, and Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Uma Thurman. Mr. Beatty, Mr. Leon, Ms. Rivera and Ms. Thurman will be awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. The event begins with 6 pm cocktails followed by a 7 pm dinner and tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. The evening will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced.
by Walter McBride - Apr 10, 2018
Mean Girls opened on Sunday night at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Brendon Stimson below!