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The Rink - 1984 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

History:

Original Production
Run Type: Open Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: January 12, 1984
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Closing: August 04, 1984

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The York Theatre Company will honor Tony Award-winning musical theater icon Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater and Ted Chapin with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
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Ice Theatre of New York will perform at Unwrapped at Nemacolin on December 3, 2022 at 8:30pm at the ice rink in Lafayette Square.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022
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by Marina Kennedy - Nov 23, 2022
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by Stephen Mosher - Nov 22, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
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by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2023
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2023
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the 3rd annual Broadway Skating Party, an ice-skating party and benefit on Sunday, February 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton. The rink, which normally holds 200, will be closed to all but the first 80 guests who purchase tickets.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023
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by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2022
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by Gil Kaan - Dec 5, 2022
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by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 4, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2022
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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.
by Team BWW - Aug 3, 2022
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a memoir is on the way from Broadway icon Chita Rivera via HarperOne. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the book, titled Chita: A Memoir, will be released on April 25, 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022
Drag Race US icon Miz Cracker will star in the European debut of WHO'S HOLIDAY by Matthew Lombardo, a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy based on the Dr Seuss classic festive tale The Grinch, that enjoyed a critically acclaimed run off Broadway in 2017.

The Rink Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The Rink been nominated for?
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.

What other awards has The Rink been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A.J. Antoon, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc WeissOutstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Larkin.

What awards has The Rink been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A.J. Antoon, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc WeissOutstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Larkin.

What productions of The Rink have there been?
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.

What is the songs are in The Rink and what's the order?
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