At this year’s Chita Rivera Awards, Tony, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Joel Grey received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Jack O’Brien received the SDC Director Award for exemplary collaboration with choreographers.
2022 Chita Rivera Award winners follow:
Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show
Bill T. Jones, Garrett Coleman, Jason Oremus, Paradise Square
Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show
Myles Frost, MJ the Musical
Jared Grimes, Funny Girl
Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show
Tendayi Kuumba, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf
Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show
for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf
The 2022 Chita Rivera Awards celebrated excellence in Off-Broadway musical theater by giving out two special awards:
Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show
Josh Prince, Trevor
Outstanding Ensemble in an Off-Broadway Show
The Wrong Man
Outstanding Choreography for a Theatrical Release
tick, tick…BOOM!, Choreographer: Ryan Heffington; Associate Choreographer: Ryan Spencer
Outstanding Direction of a Documentary Release
First Try, Director: Josh Prince
Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back, Director: John Carluccio
Douglas & Ethel Watt Critics’ Choice Award
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.