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Robert Cuccioli, Sam Harris, Chita Rivera, et al. to Speak at In Celebration of Tony Stevens

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Tony Stevens
Tony Stevens
Chita Rivera, Jack Lee, Sam Harris, Debbie Gravitte, Michon Peacock, Laura Kenyon, Harvey Evans, Robert Cuccioli, Nathan Sampson, Andy Bew, Carol Schuberg, Dante Puleio, and Gerry McIntyre are among the artists scheduled to take part in In Celebration of Tony Stevens, a tribute to the life and work of the late choreographer, to be held on Tuesday, November 8 at the New York Society For Ethical Culture. The event is open to the public.

As previously reported, Stevens passed away in July.

As a performer, Stevens appeared on Broadway in The Fig Leaves are Falling, Jimmy, The Boy Friend, Georgy, and the 1971 revival of On the Town before becoming the assistant to choreographer on Irene and Chicago.

In 1976, he became co-choreographer with Gower Champion of Rockabye Hamlet and later choreographed the Broadway revue Perfectly Frank and staged the musical The Wind in the Willows.

In 2006, he worked with his good friend Chita Rivera on her Broadway show, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, restaging choreography by the late Bob Fosse. He also worked with Rivera on her nightclub acts.

He also was the director and choreographer of the Off-Broadway show Sheba, choreographed the Off-Broadway production of Zombie Prom, and earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for his choreography of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).


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