MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW
Dance

Dancers Over 40 and West Side Story Reunion a Successful Event

Dancers Over 40 and West Side Story Reunion a Successful Event
Martin Charnin, George Marcy, Liane Plane, Carol Lawrence, Ronnie Lee, Jaime Sanchez,            Chita Rivera, Tony Mordente, Marilyn D’honau, Grover Dale, David Winters

Martin Charnin, George Marcy, Liane Plane, Carol Lawrence, Ronnie Lee, Jaime Sanchez,            Chita Rivera, Tony Mordente, Marilyn D’honau, Grover Dale, David Winters

By John Sefakis

Whatta night!! Phew! SRO and more! The biggest audience we have ever had. Although it is a good thing, we wish EVERY DO40 event could be as successful. We’re here every day, every week, every month for 23 years to promote the History, Legacy and Lives of our mature dance and theater communities – and pay it forward to the next generation (many included here!). And we’d like you all to come along with us! Please join us as as card-carrying, dues-paying members, so that we can continue to bring you events like this one.

Chita Rivera, Tony Mordente, Grover Dale, David Winters

Chita Rivera, Tony Mordente, Grover Dale, David Winters

And even events that only highlight the “townspeople,” as DO40 Legacy Award Honoree Teak Lewis called his gypsy community at our Legacy Awards last December. Special thanks to doc producers Dennis Grimaldi and Joey Dedio, our crack tech crew and volunteers and the 11 incredible souls from WSS who graced the stage tonight: Martin Charnin, Grover Dale, Marilyn D’Honau, Carol Lawrence, Ronnie Lee, George Marcy, Tony Mordente, Liane Plane, Chita Rivera, Jaime Sanchez and David Winters. And our “next generation” who sang “Somewhere,” host Matt Rodin, Sojourner Brown, Hannah Corneau, and Amanda Savan as well as a haunting solo of “Something’s Comin'” by Jay Armstrong Johnson. We are so sorry for having to turn away people who came to buy tickets last minute. The theater just could not accommodate any more patrons.

 

Ronnie Lee, Jaime Sanchez, Chita Rivera, Tony Mordente, Marilyn D’honau

Ronnie Lee, Jaime Sanchez, Chita Rivera, Tony Mordente, Marilyn D’honau

Both Grover Dale and Carol Lawrence couldn’t be confined to their chairs as they demonstrated events leading up to the opening night of WSS!   Grover even demonstrated part of the original dance audition.

Martin Charnin, Chita Rivera, Liane Plane, Ronnie Lee, Carol Lawrence, Jaime Sanchez Front: Tony Mordente, Marilyn D’honau, George Marcy

Martin Charnin, Chita Rivera, Liane Plane, Ronnie Lee, Carol Lawrence, Jaime Sanchez Front: Tony Mordente, Marilyn D’honau, George Marcy

After the event, there was a small champagne toast and poster signing at Sardi’s. DO40 will sell them at next year’s Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market!

George Marcy, Liane Plane, Carol Lawrence, Ronnie Lee

George Marcy, Liane Plane, Carol Lawrence, Ronnie Lee

That George Marcy is such a hot sketch (as they used to say in his day!). Georgie just turned 90, and has been a DO40 member for over 10 years!

See you all (?!?) at our 9th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner at LIPS Restaurant, NYC on Monday, December 11th, 6 – 9pm. Tickets on sale by Telecharge in November! Official (and gorgeous) pictures on our photo gallery and VIDEO of the event coming soon!

 

More in Dance

Ivo Van Hove director

Seeking Dancers For The Remake of West Side Story Told Ivo van Hove Syle: Auditions This Saturday!

Suzanna BowlingNovember 15, 2018
Tom Gold Dance

Tom Gold’s Apparatus Hominus Blended Music, Art and Dance For a Magical Evening

Magda KatzNovember 11, 2018
Tom Gold Dance Company

Tom Gold Dance is Scheduled to Amaze

Magda KatzNovember 8, 2018
Christine Andreas

Christine Andreas, Pascal Rioult and Rioult Dance Company Bring Edith Piaf to Life

Magda KatzOctober 28, 2018

November in New York Has Something For Everybody

Suzanna BowlingOctober 27, 2018
Lillias White, Bonnie Milligan

Go Inside The Fifth Annual  Broadway and Ballet Hero Awards

Magda KatzOctober 23, 2018
Inferno

The McKittrick Masquerade Inferno is Back For Halloween

Suzanna BowlingOctober 22, 2018
Chase Brock

Chase Brock To Premiere First Evening-Length Dance-Theater Piece The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes

Suzanna BowlingOctober 21, 2018

5 Ways Dancing Can Lead to a Healthier Life

WriterOctober 19, 2018