Chita Awards to Honor De Lavallade, Kander, Prince

 

Carmen De Lavallade, John Kander, and Harold Prince will be honored at the 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards (www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com), taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, off Washington Square Park) on Sunday, May 20 at 7:30pm, it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, founder and producing artistic director of American Dance Machine of the 21st Century (www.ADM21.org) and Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (www.NYCDAFoundation.net). Atkins, Lanteri along with Patricia Watt are the Executive Producers of the Chita Rivera Awards.

Actress, dancer, and choreographer Carmen De Lavallade will receive the second annual Lifetime Achievement Award, iconic composer John Kander will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater Award and legendary theater director and producer Harold Prince will be presented with the SDC Director Award for Exemplary Collaboration with Choreographers. All three have been Kennedy Center Honorees.

 

Tickets for the Chita Rivera Awards are currently on sale and can be purchased at

www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com or by calling 1-855-NYC-5678.

 

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