The Rink 1984

Opened: February 9, 1984
Closing: August 04, 1984

The Rink - 1984 - Broadway History , Info & More

Martin Beck Theatre
302 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

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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Video: Celebrate 40 Years of THE RINK
by Sidney Paterra - Feb 9, 2024

On February 9, 1984, The Rink opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 29 previews and 204 regular performances.

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights in Memory of Chita Rivera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2024

The Broadway community will honor the memory of Chita Rivera by dimming the lights of Broadway theatres.

19th Annual Fred Ebb Award To Be Presented To Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2023

The 19th Annual Fred Ebb Award will be presented to Freya Catrin Smith & Jack Williams.

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 10, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

Jason Alexander on Stage: A Look Back at the Actor's Theatrical Roles
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2023

Tony Award winner Jason Alexander is making his Broadway directorial debut with The Cottage, which is now playing on Broadway. While Alexander may be best known for his roles on screen, including Seinfeld, Pretty Woman, and more, he also has a longstanding history with the stage!

Broadway Jukebox: The Music of Kander & Ebb
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 15, 2023

Earlier this week, it was announced that Cabaret will soon willkommen audiences back on Broadway. We are celebrating the news with a playlist of the Best of Kander and Ebb. 

Limited-Edition Al Hirschfeld Prints Signed by Julie Andrews, Robert De Niro & More Now Available for Auction
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2023

Twenty limited-edition Al Hirschfeld prints – signed by the iconic stage and screen stars featured in the image – are now available for auction, with all proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Will Have a Multi-Year Residency at The Music Center
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2023

The Music Center and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater jointly announced that the esteemed New York-based dance company, adored by Los Angeles audiences for more than two decades, will perform for four consecutive years at The Music Center's iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, beginning with the 2023–2024 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.

Review: CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE WITH SPECIAL GUEST, BROADWAY FAVORITE GEORGE DVORSKY at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA
by R. Scott Reedy - May 10, 2023

What did our critic think of CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE WITH SPECIAL GUEST, BROADWAY FAVORITE GEORGE DVORSKY at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA?

Photos: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's NEW FACES SING BROADWAY At Evanston Space
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2023

Porchlight Music Theatre held its latest 2022 – 2023 season offering, New Faces Sing Broadway 1984, hosted by Honey West*, directed by Tommy Novak with music direction and arrangements by Micky York. See photos from the event.

Ice Theatre Of New York to Present 2023 Home Season Performances And Benefit Gala in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2023

Ice Theatre of New York will present the 2023 Home Season Performances on Friday, May 5 at 7 PM and Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 PM with a Benefit Gala and Performance on Monday, May 8 at 6:30 PM.

Porchlight Announces The Cast Of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1984, April 25 & 26
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2023

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the roster of new faces starring in its latest 2022 – 2023 season offering, New Faces Sing Broadway 1984, hosted by Honey West, directed by Tommy Novak with music direction and arrangements by Micky York. New Faces Sing Broadway 1984 takes place Tuesday, April 25.

Feature: Coming Home Full Circle With Chita Rivera
by David Friscic - Apr 7, 2023

It was a like coming home with Chita Rivera full circle and approaching a kind of comfortable closure when I attended the Signature Theatre’s Sondheim Award Gala 2023 honoring the Broadway legend Chita Rivera at the Italian Embassy in Washington. DC.  The iconic legend of theatrical music and dance (What a dancer she is!) was feted with the prestigious award from Signature Theatre and a warm response from a very “Chita-friendly” roster of performers and an audience of patrons, fans and supporters. (Rivera has also won about every award in the book including two Tony Awards, a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Kennedy Center Honor).

Broadway Jukebox: The Best of Kander & Ebb
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 25, 2023

Just yesterday, Broadway was introduced to the latest musical from John Kander and the late Fred Ebb- New York, New York is in previews at the St. James Theatre. We are celebrating the new musical with a playlist of the Best of Kander and Ebb.

TREASON THE MUSICAL Takes Autumn Tour to Edinburgh, Sheffield and London
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2023

This Autumn will see the highly anticipated British musical premiere its first full production in select theatres across the UK. Kicking off with a bang on 25 October at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Treason will continue to Sheffield Lyceum Theatre on 31 October and finally explode into London's Alexandra Palace from 08 – 18 November.

Honey West to Host NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1984 at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023

Porchlight Music Theatre will present New Faces Sing Broadway 1984, hosted by Honey West, directed by Tommy Novak with music direction and arrangements by Micky York.

Photos: John Kander Celebrates 96th Birthday at CHICAGO
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 17, 2023

Broadway legend John Kander, who is currently represented on Broadway with Chicago and New York, New York, celebrates his 96th birthday tomorrow, March 18. To celebrate the headed to the Ambassador Theatre to pose with the ladies of Chicago!

Rockefeller Center Presents Ice Theatre Of New York in OF WATER AND ICE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2023

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) will hit the ice at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on March 10, 2023 at 12:30pm with ITNY Ensemble members Sarah France and Valerie Levine performing Jody Sperling's Of Water and Ice.

Ice Theatre Of New York Announces 2023 Benefit Gala And Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2023

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) announces the 2023 Benefit Gala and Performance on May 8, 2023 at 6:30pm at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers followed by cocktails, dinner, and an awards ceremony at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.

Video: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Plus Watch a New Trailer!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 1, 2023

The full cast and creative team has been announced for the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Plus, check out a new trailer of the cast in action!

Ice Theatre Of New York, Inc to Present Pop-Up City Skate Concert As Part Of Wollman Rink's Second Ice Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

Ice Theatre of New York will present a Pop-Up City Skate Concert at Wollman Rink on February 2, 2023 at 6:30pm in Central Park. (Rain date February 9.)

Ice Theatre Of New York Announces 2023 New Works And Young Artists Series Outreach Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

Ice Theatre of New York has announced its 2023 New Works and Young Artists Series outreach programming at Wollman Rink, Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park Ice Rink, and rinks in Prospect Park and Long Island City.

Ice Theatre Of New York Presents Pop-Up City Skate Concerts As Part Of Wollman Rink's Second Ice Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2023

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) to present Pop-Up City Skate Concerts at Wollman Rink.

Rockefeller Center To Bring Ice Theatre Of New York In For New Year's Eve
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2022

Ice Theatre of New York will hit the ice at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on December 31, 2022 from 8pm-11pm in celebration of New Year's Eve.

Ice Theatre Of New York to Present 2022 Winter Holiday Skating Celebration And Tree Lighting This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2022

Ice Theatre of New York will take part in the 2022 Winter Holiday Skating Celebration and Tree Lighting at The Rink at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park on December 10 at 4pm.

The Rink FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Colored Lights
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Don't Ah Ma Me
Blue Crystal
Under the Roller Coaster
Not Enough Magic
We Can Make It
After All These Years
Angel's Rink and Social Center
What Happened to the Old Days?
The Apple Doesn't Fall
Marry Me
Mrs. A
The Rink
Wallflower
All the Children in a Row
Coda
Postcards
Leche Bella
You Do Have Your Moments
Yesterday
Only in the Movies
Murphy's Law
The Antonelli's Were Here
The Rink has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1984, West End which opened in 1988, which opened in 2006 and West End which opened in 2018.
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for John KanderBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Fred Ebb and Best Scenic Design for Peter Larkin.
The Rink has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A.J. Antoon, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc Weiss, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards), and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Larkin.

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