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Maurice Hines Gets His Caricature Unveiled At Sardi’s

Maurice Hines Gets His Caricature Unveiled At Sardi’s
Chita Rivera, Maurice Hines,: Karen Steinberg

Chita Rivera and Maurice Hines Photo credit: Karen Steinberg

Honoree Maurice Hines was honored today with his caricature portrait being unveiled at Sardi’s. He now hangs next to his brother Gregory a dream his mother had for him. Guests include Andre De Shields (Full Monty, 3x Tony nominee), Julie Budd (cabaret legend), cast members John and Leo Manzari, Devin and Julia Ruth, Dario Natarelli, musical director Sherrie Maricle and members of the Diva Jazz Orchestra and producers Leonard Soloway (Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, Irena’s Vow, Whoopi) and Bud Martin (Time Stands Still, Legally Blonde, Burn The Floor).

Chita Rivera, Maurice Hines,: Karen Steinberg

Dario Natarelli, John and Leo Manzari, Chita Rivera and Maurice Hines Photo credit: Karen Steinberg

The night before Chita Rivera stopped by to see the show.

Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who’s who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West’s Big River, Grease). Performances are at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street.)
Maurice began working when he was five years old and his brother Gregory was three.  He shares funny and heartbreaking experiences about his life with Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Judy Garland and many others. The show is a tribute to his loving family, both on stage and off.


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:

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