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Broadway News: The Chita Rivera Awards, Victor Garber and More

Broadway News: The Chita Rivera Awards, Victor Garber and More

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that four-time Tony Award nominee and six-time Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber will return to Broadway in the role of Horace Vandergelder, opposite Bernadette Peters, in the hottest production of the year: Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s beloved musical Hello, Dolly!Mr. Garber will begin performances on Saturday evening, January 20, 2018, prior to an official Thursday, February 22 opening.  David Hyde Pierce, who received Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations in the role, plays his final performance on Sunday, January 14.

In a statement, Mr. Garber said, “The opportunity to play this role, in this production, with the incomparable Bernadette Peters, is truly a dream come true.  I cannot wait to be back where I belong.”

Gerber is best known for playing Martin Stein/Firestorm Legends of Tomorrow

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The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony® Award nominee Randy Skinner andhosted by Two-time Tony® and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. Produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21). Presenters include: Chris Noth, David Hyde Pierce, Carmen De Lavallade, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Priscilla Lopez, Nikki M. James, Tony Yazbeck, Karen Ziemba, Melissa Errico, Jerry Zaks, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Lee Roy Reams, and Pam McKinnon. To celebrate the evening, Tony Yazbeck will be joining ADM21 and will be featured in the Grand Hotel number.

The evening will include a performance by Robert Fairchild and Melanie Moore, dancing a duet from La La Land as well as performances from: A Bronx Tale, Come From Away, Off-Broadway’s Sweet Charity and previously announced performances by The New York City Ballet honoring Ms. Rivera, and ADM21 performing “We’ll Take A Glass Together” from Grand Hotel to honor a Tommy Tune and “Manson Trio” to honor Diane Paulus.
Theater and dance legend Tommy Tune will be presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, Diane Paulus will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater Award as director and Antonio Vendome will receive the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Humanities Award. The Clive Barnes Foundation will receive The Douglas Watt Award for Editorial Excellence in Dance and Musical Theater.
 Tickets for the Chita Rivera Awards are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com.
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Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below September 8, 10, 12, 13, & 14 at 9:30pm and
September 13 at 7:00pm. Don’t miss this chance to see one of today’s top performers bare his soul through music, live on stage.
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The Keen Theatre will present Steven Dietz’s landmark play Lonely Planet. Arnie Burton (The Government Inspector) and Matt McGrath (The Legend of Georgia McBride) will star. Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) will begin Tuesday, October 3rd, and continue through November 18th only, with opening night set for Thursday, October 19th.
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Second Stage Theater has announced that Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry will join the cast of Kenneth Lonergan’s LOBBY HERO, directed by Trip Cullman.  Mr. Henry, who can currently be seen as Alfred Miles on the award-winning FX series “Atlanta” and is also a recent Emmy Award nominee for his guest starring role on “This is Us,” will co-star alongside the previously announced Michael Cera and Chris Evans in Second Stage Theater’s inaugural Broadway production at the Hayes Theater. The role of “Dawn” remains to be cast. LOBBY HERO will begin previews on Thursday, March 1 at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) and will officially open on Monday, March 26.
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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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