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The Rink - 1984 - Broadway

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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Martin Beck Theatre

(New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square returns to downtown Los Angeles opening Thursday, November 14, 2019 through Monday, January 20, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, 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 - Sep 17, 2020
Adirondack Film Festival, in its 5th year of operation (produced by the Adirondack Theatre Festival), has invented a new way to bring the film festival experience into patrons' homes. Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, has announced the world's first Film Festival in a Box, available Oct. 15-18, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The nationally recognized virtual talk show, Studio Tenn Talks: Theater Conversations with Patrick Cassidy, has released the latest fall lineup with stars including Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Debbie Gibson and more.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 14, 2019
The Legendary Chita Rivera keeps on moving in her extraordinary nightclub act at 54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
On Tuesday October 8, Chita Rivera opened her week-long engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 15, 2019
Beloved and iconic, the great Karen Mason brings a new show to New York City and Birdland! The fans can't wait.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Chita Rivera's two shows at Club Helsinki Saturday, November 16, 2019, have been cancelled. On doctors' orders, and as a result of an infection, Ms. Rivera must have bed rest for the next several weeks.  A new date for the shows will be announced soon.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the fifteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Angela Sclafani & Benjamin Velez. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Kate Baldwin on Monday, December 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Join hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players for a holiday sing along at Merry Tuba Christmas at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, on Sunday, December 15th, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and fill the plaza with holiday classics.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
New musical theatre event SIGNAL ONLINE is being live-streamed around the world once again on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 7.30pm GMT (2.30pm EST) via YouTube. This fourth edition of the hit online series features a series of international award-winning composers performing new musical theatre live from their living rooms into yours.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Artistic Director Designate Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora announced changes to TheatreWorks's 2020-21 Season, which is now scheduled to begin in October 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Saturday night (8pm) for An Evening with Chita Rivera and Friends.
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2020
Need a distraction to help pass the time? Living legends Carol Burnett and Liza Minnelli are here to help! Watch below as the duo sings a very special medley about time on the Carol Burnett Show!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that legendary Broadway playwright Terrence McNally passed away today, March 24, from complications due to coronavirus. Terrence was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic COPD. He was 81 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier today, legendary Broadway playwright Terrence McNally passed away today, March 24, from complications due to coronavirus. Terrence was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic COPD. He was 81 years old. Now we're taking a closer look at some of his greatest work...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
The Broadway community reacts to the passing of legendary playwright, Terrence McNally.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
We're taking a closer look at just a few amazing interviews from throughout his incredible career.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Tony-winner Jason Alexander took to Twitter this afternoon to share a favorite show tune to help his fans pass the time.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Bristol Hippodrome has announced that the much-loved actor, singer, presenter, author, judge and all-round showman John Barrowman will headline this year's spectacular family pantomime as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from Saturday 5 December for a strictly limited four-week season.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2020
Today's top stories: Six officially opens, Flying Over Sunset begins previews, and more!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 17, 2020
El tema de esta semana son los musicales de John Kander y Fred Ebb, los autores de obras como CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN o CURTAINS, entre otros muchos.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
The illustrious Chita Rivera illuminated screens around the world with a stream of her one-night-only concert Chita: A Legendary Celebration. The evening, which streamed on May 29, 2020, and benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ' COVID-19 relief efforts, raised a spectacular $100,036.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
a?oeThe Flag Project,a?? Rockefeller Center's new public art initiative featuring 193 newly-designed flags showcasing New Yorkers' love for their City that will be flown from the iconic flagpoles surrounding The Rink at Rockefeller Center (located between 49th-50th Streets and 5th- 6th Avenues, Manhattan), will open to the public on Saturday, August 1st. Media opportunity from 9:00 a.m. a?" 11:00 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country after launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island!
by Marc Savitt - Jan 4, 2020
THE BAND'S VISIT is a heartfelt, critically acclaimed (one of only four musicals in Broadway history to win the unofficial a?oeBig Sixa?? Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical) of how the smallest moments can have the largest impact.  The characters have unusual names and speak differently from a?oetypical Americansa?? and those we typically see on our stages, but their story is both charming and delightful. It reminds us that as human beings we are far more alike than we are different.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2020
Today's top stories: Grand Horizons officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The world premiere of a brand new musical comes to VAULT Festival this March, written and composed by Christian Czornyj and directed by Adam Lenson.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2020 with the return of the timeless hit musical Ragtime.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
World Ice Events, LLC (https://worldiceevents.com/) has become renowned for its unique and vibrant figure skating shows and presentations for private clients. World Ice Events has the capability to utilize portable synthetic ice in order to generate a?oePop-Upa?? rinks for shows, parties, corporate events, skate camps and public skating in any venue at any time.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Stage and screen legend Liza Minnelli is ready for her next acting gig! In a recent interview with Variety, she chatting about wanting to act again. What will her next project be? 'Whatever comes up. I've always been like that,' she responded.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The cast has been announced for hit Canadian play Hockey Mom Hockey Dad which makes its European premiere this spring. Known for his recurring role as Jim Strange on ITV's Endeavour, Sean Rigby (Gunpowder, BBC; Pomona, Orange Tree Theatre/National Theatre; The Rubenstein Kiss, Southwark Playhouse) plays competitive hockey dad Teddy. Performing alongside him as Donna is RSC regular Kristin Atherton (Waterloo Road, BBC; Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company; Katie Johnstone, Orange Tree Theatre).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Casting announced for the world premiere of brand new musical Stages which comes to VAULT Festival this March, written and composed by Christian Czornyj and directed by Adam Lenson.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2020 with the return of the timeless hit musical Ragtime, helmed by Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three familiesa?"white, African American, and immigranta?"finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world. Featuring the Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and the Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), the musical is based on E. L. Doctorow's best-selling novel of the same name. An enthusiastic favorite much anticipated by TheatreWorks audiences, Ragtime will begin performances April 1, 2020 and has already been extended by a week to May 3, 2020 (press opening: April 4, 2020) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2020
Today's top stories: Six begins previews tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
As they close out 2019, Innervision Records has announced a new holiday track and a few recent singles that are currently charting at radio. The new single from Saxophonist Will Donato 'Renaissance Christmas' is the featured track from his forthcoming Christmas album 'Renaissance Christmas.' Donato is also reunited with label mate and guitarist for legendary reggae titan Maxi Priest, JJ Sansaverino on Sansaverino's 'The Groove Messenger'.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented the fifteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Angela Sclafani & Benjamin Velez. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by Kate Baldwin on Monday, December 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater.
by - Dec 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for December, 2019.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2020
In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Al Hirschfeld theater! From theater ghosts to short-lived musical sequels, this theater is home to endless amounts of history, interesting facts and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Judith Light, Jason Danieley, Colin Jost, Seth Meyers, Chita Rivera, Illeana Douglas, and more have been announced for 92Y talks and classes online.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Patti Karr has died at 88.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Artistic Director Tim Bond and Executive Director Phil Santora announced today that the Tony Award-winning theatre will postpone the opening of its 51st mainstage season to March 2021, with eight plays presented through May 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
a?oeThe Flag Project,a?? Rockefeller Center's new public art initiative featuring 193 newly-designed flags showcasing New Yorkers' love for their City that will be flown from the iconic flagpoles surrounding The Rink at Rockefeller Center.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Southwark Stayhouse is a brand new online streaming service where we'll be sharing shows and exclusive video content until our doors are able to open again on Newington Causeway. All shows are free, so you can watch them whenever you want.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
Musical theatre podcast 'Piece by Piece' explored the iconic musical Carousel in its latest episode, released today, Tuesday 21 April.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 10, 2020
Continuing our series of Living Room Concerts, the brilliant choreographer Fabian Aloise has a special treat: he's teaching us some of the moves from Bring It On: The Musical. Watch the video below!