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Martin Beck Theatre (New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.

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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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Chita Rivera to Celebrate 65-Year Career in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20, 2017. On Saturday, November 19th at 8:00pm come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Makes Her Carnegie Hall Debut!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway; and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Alan Cumming, Andy Karl & More Help Chita Rivera Make Her Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz  and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

Stage Legend Chita Rivera Performs Hits from Her Remarkable Career at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Chita Rivera is at home on the biggest Broadway stages and at Carnegie Hall - now you can see her perform on the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse!  Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a one-night-only celebration of the Tony Award winner on Sunday, November 20th at 7:00 pm.  Called a "force of nature" by the Associated Press, Chita will perform all the hits from her remarkable 65 year career including numbers from "West Side Story"; "Sweet Charity"; "Chicago'; "Kiss of the Spider Woman"; "Bye, Bye Birdie" and more! Ticket holders are invited to a free wine tasting in the lobby of The Playhouse at 6:15 pm, courtesy of The Wine Group/Benziger Family Winery-and can start off their evening with a Prix Fixe Dinner at Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield). Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, this show will also include a special tribute to Ms. Rivera's dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb (writers of Kiss of the Spider Woman), as well as songs by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim. Media sponsor for this event is Fine Arts Radio WMNR 88.1fm. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project Announces New Leadership and New Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Refuge Theatre Project has announced leadership changes and programming for its third season, according to company co-founder Ross Egan. Christopher Pazdernik, who directed and choreographed the company's breakout production of High Fidelity: The Musical in February 2016 and more recently directed the Chicago premiere of Wicked City by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar for Chicago Theatre Workshop, has been named Artistic Director, a position previously held by Egan. Egan, who founded the company two years ago with Morgan Egan, will move to Executive Director, a new position. Morgan Egan will continue as Managing Director. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Celebrate 65-Year Career in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20, 2017. On Today, November 19th at 8:00pm come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Depth with Chita Rivera on her Upcoming Concerts CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION
by Bob Rizzo - Nov 14, 2016

Broadway icon Chita Rivera discusses her upcoming concerts, playing rooms both big and small, getting the job done, and how she discovered her voice. (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/13/2016
by BWW - Nov 13, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/13/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Play the Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Julie Johnson stars as America's favorite country music sweetheart in Dean Regan's musical tribute, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline." (more...)

Magic is in the Air This Season with Denver's Mile High Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

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Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Learns the Truth About Survivors
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 1, 2016

The theme of this week's episode was undeniably the challenges of being a survivor as J'onn learned sad truths about his new Martian friend and Mon-El tried to deal with his new life on Earth. Alex and Maggie teamed up again to bust an underground alien fight club run by a woman named Roulette. My favorite part of the episode? A small guest appearance by Laura Benanti as the hologram of Kara's mom. (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tonight, March 10, at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who 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,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. Producer Mark Cortale announced today that she will be coming to San Francisco for one night only on April 29 at 8:00 PM, joining a stellar season that kicks off this week with two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, April 3, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

Broadway Actress Recovering After Being Struck by Falling Christmas Tree
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

85 year-olde Broadway actress, Patti Karr, 85, suffered minor injuries this week after being struck by a discarded, flying Christmas tree (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY to Return in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

A venue has been announced for the remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank present the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 23, 2017 - TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM Opens Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 23, 2017

Today's big news: TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM, featuring stars from ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

Artists Giving Back to Host 'SONGS OF HEALING' Benefit for Donica Lynn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Artists Giving Back, a local not-for-profit that specializes in fundraising through the arts, is throwing a benefit concert called AGB Presents: Songs of Healing a Benefit for Donica Lynn. (more...)

HIS AND HIS Cabaret to Salute Jerry Herman at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The second installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series will be performed on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

GeckoSystems Secures MOU to Develop Fully Autonomous Ice Rink Resurfacing Mobile Robot
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

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CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

23rd Annual 'Skate with the Greats' Event Raises More Than $800,000 for Ronald McDonald House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, February 24, New York Rangers' Hall of Fame Hockey legends took the ice for the 23 rd annual 'Skate with the Greats' event at Rockefeller Center. The highly attended, celebrity-studded event was held in support of the Ronald McDonald House of New York, which provides a refuge for families and children who are battling pediatric cancer. Employees from the Ronald McDonald House, families the House supports and star-struck NHL fans had the opportunity to skate alongside celebrated NHL players and alumni, in support of the House's mission. (more...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera Set for TODAY's 'Living Legends' Series This Morning
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Chita Rivera Talks Prolific Career & More on TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

This morning, the TODAY Show's Al Roker sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series. The interview took place at the famed Birdland nightclub in New York City, one of her favorite spots, where she has performed many times. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune Will Hit the Road this Fall on the 'Two For the Road Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This morning, the TODAY show's Al Roker sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series. (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce Chat New Musical KID VICTORY Today at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Drama Book Shop welcomes acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre this month. (more...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera Set for TODAY's 'Living Legends' Series, 2/20
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The TODAY Show's AL ROKER recently sat down with Broadway icon CHITA RIVERA for his Living Legends series and the interview will air on Monday, February 20. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Feb 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica recently presented the one and only spectacular Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique, one-night solo concert event - CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION, and I can honestly tell you the girl's still got it and knows exactly how to use it to bring Broadway magic to the stage! The incomparable Tony Award winner recreated signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink, The Visit, and from her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story which brought her the stardom she so richly deserves. (more...)

HIS AND HIS Cabaret to Salute Jerry Herman at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The second installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series will be performed on Valentine's Day, Today, February 14 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: fans gather to sing on the 'GREAT COMET' Broadway cast recording! (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), opens tonight, February 1, 2017, for a limited engagement through April 15, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY to Return in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

A venue has been announced for the remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Headed Off-Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank will present the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

Ice Skating Rink Returns at Brookfield Place with Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The Rink at Brookfield Place With Gregory & Petukhov presents The Magic of Beauty Holiday Ice Show. The show is directed and created by and will feature the skating of six-time US National medalists & United States Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. (more...)

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