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Chita Rivera to Serve as Grand Marshal for National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC

Chita Rivera to Serve as Grand Marshal for National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will serve as the Grand Marshal at the 18th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City on June 9.

“I have many great memories of attending the Puerto Rican Day Parade with my heart swelling with pride and joy, just at being a member of its community,” Rivera said in a press ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to ...

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Victor Garber, Marin Mazzie, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune & More Salute the Late Producer Marty Richards

Victor Garber, Marin Mazzie, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune & More Salute the Late Producer Marty Richards
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Stars of stage and screen gathered at the Edison Ballroom on April 8 to remember the life and career of Tony and Oscar-winning producer Marty Richards. A Tony winner for his musicals La Cage aux Folles, The Will Rogers Follies and Sweeney Todd and Oscar winner for the film Chicago, Richards, who passed away on November 26 at age 80 ...

Katharine McPhee Gets Evicted, Billie Joe Armstrong Loves the Bard and More Lessons of the Week

Katharine McPhee Gets Evicted, Billie Joe Armstrong Loves the Bard and More Lessons of the Week

As we prepare to say adios to another week on the Great White Way, we're looking back at some of the headlines that really grabbed our attention this week. From Matt Lauria finding love at the airport  to Kristin Chenoweth loving the sound of her own voice, this week was full of zany teachable moments. Read on below to ...

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Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera and Edwin Drood’s Charming Company Sing and Sign CDs

Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera and Edwin Drood’s Charming Company Sing and Sign CDs
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The acclaimed revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood closes the case on March 10, but the madcap Dickensian musical will live on forever with the show’s Broadway cast album. Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera, Andrew Samonsky and original cast member Betsy Wolfe (who departed the show in February) were on hand at Barnes & Noble on Manhattan’s Upper ...

Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski, Maury Yeston & More Come Together for 10-Year Reunion of Nine

Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski, Maury Yeston & More Come Together for 10-Year Reunion of Nine
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The stars of the 2003 revival of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's Nine reunited at the Ember Room on February 18. Yeston, along with Tony winner Jane Krakowski, The Mystery of Edwin Drood's Chita Rivera and many more, came together at the Hell's Kitchen hotspot to toast to the 10th anniversary of the production. Starring Antonio Banderas ...

Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions from the 2012-13 season. The 14 productions discussed include Grace, Cyrano de Bergerac, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Heiress, Annie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Scandalous, A Christmas Story, Dead Accounts, The Anarchist, Golden Boy, Glengarry Glen Ross ...

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Chita Rivera Gets a Big 80th Birthday Surprise from the Edwin Drood Cast

Chita Rivera Gets a Big 80th Birthday Surprise from the Edwin Drood Cast
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How do you celebrate a Broadway legend’s 80th birthday? With a cake at curtain call, of course! Iconic theater actress Chita Rivera celebrated her big day right where she belongs, on stage at Studio 54, where she’s playing the surreptitious Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. At the close of the January 23 matinee, Rivera received ...

PBS to Air Concerts from Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald & More as Part of Live From Lincoln Center Series

PBS to Air Concerts from Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald & More as Part of Live From Lincoln Center Series

PBS will air concerts from Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban and more as part of its Live From Lincoln Center series. As previously announced five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will serve as the series' host.

The series will kick off with the American Songbook’s celebration of Tony-winning songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb. The event, titled Ring Them Bells ...

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Edwin Drood Star Chita Rivera to Be Honored with 80th Birthday Benefit Gala

Edwin Drood Star Chita Rivera to Be Honored with 80th Birthday Benefit Gala

Some actresses try to hide their age, but Chita Rivera is going to celebrate a big birthday—her 80th—publicly and in style: The two-time Tony winner will be honored on October 7 at Chita: A Legendary Celebration, a gala evening benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will be held at a Broadway theater to be announced later ...

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