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The Rink - 1988 - West End

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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by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2020
Jason Alexander chats about his new film Faith Based, reveals the passionate reactions he received for his role in Pretty Woman and discusses his experience working with Stephen Sondheim in Merrily We Roll Along.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 16, 2020
Today (November 16) in live streaming: Lillias White sings with Seth Rudetsky, Alice Ripley in concert, and so much more!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 14, 2020
Congratulations to Haiden Pederson, the high school winner of Next on Stage! Look back at her journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020
Award winning cabaret performer and member of the 92Y Music Faculty, Michael Kirk Lane will welcome Chita Rivera to 'Cabaret Conversations,' an online series of talks, on Monday, November 16, 6-7 pm ET.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 12, 2020
Tishman Speyer announced today that The Rink at Rockefeller Center, the most famous ice skating rink in the world, will open for the 2020/21 season on Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 p.m. Due to scheduled construction around The Rink, this year's shortened season will run through Sunday, January 17, 2021. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 28, 2021
After announcing a new album in October 2020, GusGus wowed fans with their first single “Higher,” offering a first taste of how VÖK’s impactful vocals mesh seamlessly with GusGus’ intelligent and powerful electronic production.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 18, 2021
Rockefeller Center today launched a new way to experience its vast campus filled with more than one hundred permanent works of public art, celebrated architecture, contemporary programming and legendary pop culture icons:  a free audio tour takes visitors on a 50 minute walk through the Center's Plazas, gardens and hidden passageways on an exploration that will surprise and delight even the most in-the-know locals. 
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2021
Enjoy songs from musicals like: Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Nine, Merrily We Roll Along, Aspects of Love, La Cage Aux Folles, Starlight Express, Big River, 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rink, Grand Hotel, and so many more!
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021
Six of the most lauded and influential performing artists across the worlds of pop, hip-hop, jazz, musical theater, and classical music will receive honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee in virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021
Ice Theatre of New York will present City Skate Pop Up Concerts at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March 2021 at 1pm at The Rink at Bryant Park. ITNY performers include Aaron Singletary and Val Levine, with choreography by Douglas Webster and Jody Sperling. The events are free and open to the public.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
Liza Minnelli recently celebrated her 75th birthday! Michael Feinstein has shared a video from Liza's birthday celebration of Liza and Joan Collins performing an impromptu duet of 'Just in Time' from the musical Bells Are Ringing.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1980s and the 1990s!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2021
Yesterday, Liza Minnelli celebrated her 75th birthday! Today, in celebration, she posted a video in thanks to her fans for all of the love. In the video, she performs Ella Fitzgerald's 'Embraceable You.'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2021
Today's top stories: Patti LuPone to lead 'OK Boomer' pilot on HBO Max, The Prom opens in Japan, Jennifer Damiano and Andy Mientus to lead benefit reading of Becky Shaw for The Actors Fund, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021
Roles We'll Never Play is back in the West End for two shows at The Vaudeville Theatre on Saturday 22nd May - 7:30pm and Sunday 23rd May - 7:30pm. After two sell-out shows at The Apollo Theatre in December 2020, the show is back, and will be one of the first shows to open out of lockdown!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021
Ice Theatre of New York will present City Skate Pop Up Concerts at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March 2021 at 1pm at The Rink at Bryant Park. The first performance will take place on March 16.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 12, 2021
Ice Theatre of New York presents City Skate Pop Up Concerts at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March 2021 at 1pm at The Rink at Bryant Park.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 4, 2021
Throughout her outstanding career, Mary has earned numerous Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations for her work, as well as a special Drama Desk award celebrating 'Three Decades of Outstanding Work.'
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 Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 15, 2021
A new video has been released for upcoming British musical Ride, as it prepares for its West End dates at the Garrick Theatre next Monday.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 28, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has postponed the opening of its 51st mainstage season to October 2021, with eight plays to be presented through August 2022.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Jan 26, 2021
Broadway legend Chita Rivera celebrated her 88th birthday on January 23rd. With a stage career spanning over half a century, this triple threat deserves to have her name shouted from every theatre geek’s rooftop. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 23, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Chita Rivera's birthday celebration! An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received five additional Tony nominations. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway in Kander & Ebb's musical The Visit (2015). In 2018, she was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021
Signature Theatre has released the ninth episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021
Looking Up, a 10-foot tall stainless steel sculpture by American artist Tom Friedman, depicting a quasi-human figure gazing up to the heavens, will be displayed at the entrance of Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens located on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, Manhattan, from January 20 – March 19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2021
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced upcoming programming, including a new series of public art pieces: 202021: a new constellation; Le Patin Libre, part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council Series and much more! 
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 1, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the cast and creatives of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021
Reprising a moving, uplifting and inspiring installation of art by New Yorkers for New Yorkers, Rockefeller Center’s “The Flag Project” returns in 2021. Again, the Center is calling on New Yorkers from the Bronx to Rockaway Beach, world-famous artists to undiscovered talent, to show their love for our city by submitting their design for a flag.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 22, 2021
At the start of the first week in which Madison Square Garden can welcome fans in almost a year, members of the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks organizations have joined together to express excitement and gratitude about their return. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021
Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents a City Skate Pop Up Concert at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park on Thursday, February 25 at 4pm at The Rink at Bryant Park. ITNY performers include Aaron Singletary and Val Levine, with choreography by Douglas Webster and Jody Sperling. The event is free and open to the public.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 22, 2021
Aaron Singletary will perform 'Fragile,' in honor of long-time ITNY performer Alyssa Stith and Black History Month. Fragile is choreographed by Douglas Webster with music by Sting. Professional soloist Val Levine will perform Arctic Memory
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021
Ice Theatre of New York will present City Skate Pop Up Concerts as part of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park's Kids Week on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:45am at The Rink at Bryant Park.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 12/31/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 12/24/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 12/17/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Patti Karr has died at 88.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2021
Filmed in the ballroom at the beautiful Brocket Hall, one of England's finest stately homes, this musical play reimagines the story of Faust at the heart of 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make...
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2021
The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company announced today that applications for the seventeenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters are now available. Applications will be accepted from June 1 - June 30, 2021. The winner will be selected in November of 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
Filmed in the ballroom at the beautiful Brocket Hall, one of England’s finest stately homes, this musical play reimagines the story of Faust at the heart of 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make...
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 1, 2021
The Town Hall's signature series in association with New Jersey Performing Arts Center, present Broadway by the Year, takes a 'Pandemic Pivot,' going both virtual and national. In its legendary 20-year history, it has featured everyone from Robert Goulet to Santino Fontana and from Jessie Mueller to Tonya Pinkins.