Ann Reinking & Ben Vereen To Host Chita Rivera Awards

The Third Annual Chita Rivera Awards have found their hosts. Broadway legends and Tony award winners Ann Reinking (Dancin,' Sweet Charity, Chicago, "Annie") and Ben Vereen (Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fosse, Wicked) will co-host the Awards Show at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday May 19th at 7:30pm.

According to the press release:

“Dancer, choreographer and theater director Graciela Daniele will receive the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award, and Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, and Cher (producers of The Cher Show on Broadway) will be honored with the Ambassador for the Arts Award honoring their contribution to the convergence of theater, film, and television.”

Nominations for the Chita Rivera Awards will be announced on April 26th with a nominee reception taking place on April 29th.

The Chita Rivera Awards celebrate dance and choreographic excellence past, present, and future and carries the name of one of the greatest dance icons in American musical theater.

Tickets for the awards show are on sale now and you can get them by visiting their official website (click here) or by calling 1-855-NYC-5678.

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