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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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by Michael Major - May 5, 2022
In addition to performances by Iggy Azalea and Natalia Jiménez, the festival stages will also feature Sonora Tropicana, Amoro Prohibido Band (a Selena Tribute Band), Gia Banks (of the hit TV show Legendary) and hip-hop singer and actress YoYo, among others. Check out the complete lineup of activities now!
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to share production photos of Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, will make its East Coast premiere this week on Tuesday, May 31, and runs through June 19.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced that due to Chita Rivera recently testing positive for COVID-19, Ms. Rivera's upcoming TRUST Cabaret Series performances Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration, on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, have been rescheduled.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
 In celebration of Pride, and to kick off an unforgettable summer to remember, Rockefeller Center will host the 2022 Love Above All Ball on June 24th from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM at the iconic Rainbow Room. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-2022 theater season. See the full list.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022
Chita Rivera will appear on WNBC’s New York Live on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30am to announce the nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards.
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 8, 2022
Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company honored the great Chit Rivera at its 2022 Gala 'Paint the Town' at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City. The evening celebrated Ms. Rivera's contribution to the theater and include the presentation of The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022
Ice Theatre of New York will present 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3:20 pm at the Rink at Rockefeller Center, with participation in Wollman Rink's season-end performances on Wednesday, March 9 at Wollman Rink at 6:00 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 28th season that includes the 2022 – 2023 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway series. Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits performances take place at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022
The 29th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival will honor five women for their exceptional career and life achievements in the Opening Night Champagne GALA and Awards Ceremony on March 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in a virtual presentation.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 26, 2022
The 1980s marked a British invasion of Broadway, and we're not talking about the Beatles. While American composers like Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, and Maury Yeston continued their reign, mega-musicals from overseas shaped the sound and changed the scene for years to come. Study up on the great musicals of the 1980s with a playlist of 100 showtunes of the era.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that the 2021 ICON Award-recipient and Broadway legend Chita Rivera of New York City, New York has joined Porchlight’s Advisory Board.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—White American, African American, and Jewish immigrant from Latvia—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022
Pint of Wine Theatre Company has announced a development workshop of Tim Connor and Susannah Pearse’s new musical ‘The Bridge of San Luis Rey – A Musical Fable’.  This new musical is adapted from Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, by permission of The Wilder Family LLC.
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 19, 2022
Tishman Speyer and Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace announced that a new roller skating rink will open at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on April 15, 2022. This latest element of Rockefeller Center’s campus-wide redevelopment is a revival of the Los Angeles-based roller rink and legendary cultural hotspot of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s run by Ian “Flipper” Ross. Find out more here.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2022
Today Broadway celebrates the 95th birthday of John Kander, the Tony-Award winning composer of Chicago. To pay tribute to the legendary composer, the cast and crew of Chicago, with surprise guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, released a special performance of “New York, New York,” Kander & Ebb’s song that became the official anthem of New York City.
by Peter Nason - Mar 14, 2022
She calls this production of SWEET CHARITY 'fabulous!' It runs through March 20th in Largo at the Central Park Performing Arts Center.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 10, 2022
Multi-million selling recording artist Sam Harris debuts his latest show Sam Harris: Openly Gray on the West Coast at the Catalina Bar & Grill March 25th and 26th. I had the opportunity to pose a few questions to this popular and very talented cabaret performer/writer.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club has found its new leads! Fra Fee will play 'The Emcee' and Amy Lennox will play 'Sally Bowles' from 21 March – 25 June 2022. This unique production opened in December last year to critical and audience acclaim, widely praised as the ultimate theatrical experience.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), this musical is based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of the same name. Ragtime will be presented June 1-26, 2022 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022
Winners for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards have been announced! In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and ensemble in shows on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in film that opened pre-Covid as well as in the 2021-2022 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
Charlotte d’Amboise (Chicago; A Chorus Line) and Bianca Marroquín (Chicago; Fosse/Verdon) will host the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards, it was announced today.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2022
Raleigh's favorite outdoor ice skating rink is returning to Red Hat Amphitheater. This year, THE RINK presented by UNC Health will feature extended operating hours through January 16th as well as special programming on select nights.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022
New York City Opera will present Opera's Greatest Moments on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7pm at Wollman Rink in Central Park.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022
On July 9, Michael Feinstein performed a special concert at The Arboretum in Los Angeles, where he performed the songs of George Gershwin. On stage, he was joined by surprise guest Liza Minnelli, who performed 'Our Love is Here to Stay' alongside Feinstein. Watch the video here!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2022
Ice Theatre of New York presents 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts on Tuesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 12:40 pm, in a series that continues through February 17, 2022 at 12:40pm, at The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022
On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Legendary Theatrical Icon and Tony Award-winning luminaries, CHITA RIVERA and DANNY BURSTEIN, with a star-studded musical salute.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022
Ice Theatre of New York performed at the 85th birthday celebration for legendary American composer and pianist Philip Glass at The Rink at Rockefeller on Monday, January 31, 2022, presented by Rockefeller Center and Pomegranate Arts.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to make its initial announcement of the upcoming 36th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City.
by Michael Major - Feb 27, 2022
Check out BroadwayWorld's guide to Broadway actors in the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and how you know them! The series features an impressive amount of Broadway talent, including returning cast members Tony Shalhoub, Stephanie Hsu, and Jane Lynch, and new guest stars like Gideon Glick, Kelly Bishop, and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022
Grab some skates, a signature drink from the rink side Hot Toddy Tent, and come party with Broadway Sings at Wollman Rink in Central Park for their final rink side concert event of the season!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022
Join Wollman Rink for a live music and skating experience when DJ Mastermind and guest vocalists fill the rink with the sounds of 90's hip hop, R&B and reggae in celebration of Black History Month. It will be an energized New York night of dancing on the ice.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022
Ice Theatre of New York will present 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the Governor's Island Winter Village as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and the Trust for Governors Island's first-ever Ice Sculpture Show.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022
Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the Governor’s Island Winter Village as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and the Trust for Governors Island’s first-ever Ice Sculpture Show.
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 19, 2022
Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) is set to present 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts as part of Kids Week at the Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park on Tuesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 9:30 am. ITNY performers include ITNY Junior Apprentice Ella Bauer and three other young skaters from Skating Club of New York. The events are free and open to the public.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
Grab some skates, a signature drink from the rink side Hot Toddy Tent, and come party with Broadway Sings at Wollman Rink in Central Park for the New York concert event of the year!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2022
Ice Theatre of New York presents 2022 City Skate Pop Up Concerts on Tuesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12:40 pm, in a winter series that concludes this week, at The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.
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 Elena Díaz-Guerra - Apr 6, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022
The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke by Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney on Monday May 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony at Bond 45. T
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022
Michael Feinstein took to Instagram to share a video of Liza Minnelli on her way to the Oscars, singing '(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will conclude the eighth season of its “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange, book and lyrics by Stew, music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew, direction by Donterrio, music directed by Justin Akira Kono and choreography by Terri K Woodall, May 18 and 19.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the cast and crew of the comedy Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season, with previews starting May 31. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, opens Saturday, June 4, and continues through Sunday, June 19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the cast and crew of the comedy Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season, with previews starting May 31. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, opens Saturday, June 4, and continues through Sunday, June 19
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Come celebrate CHITA RIVERA who headlines the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8 with her unique concert event, “The Rhythm of My Life.” The Shubert’s Gala Event will begin at 6:00pm with an elegant and festive cocktail reception, followed by Chita Rivera’s performance at 8:00pm and concludes with a dessert reception following the show.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022
The 4th annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Monday, June 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s cut off for Chita Rivera Awards consideration is Sunday, May 1, and the nominations will be announced on May 5.

The Rink Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Rink have their 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 productions of The Rink have their 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 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

What is the order of songs 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

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.