Holiday Inn nominees Megan Sikora, Denis Jones, and Lora Lee Gayer.
Holiday Inn nominees Megan Sikora, Denis Jones, and Lora Lee Gayer.
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Nominees for this year's Chita Rivera Awards celebrated their honor at a cocktail party on May 30 at the Lamb's Club.

Come From Away nominee Kelly Devine poses with Anastasia nominee John Bolton.
Come From Away nominee Kelly Devine poses with Anastasia nominee John Bolton.
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Originally named the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, the recipients will be announced on September 11. Randy Skinner will direct, and Tommy Tune will be presented with a lifetime achievement award.

Presente Bebe Neuwirth smiles alongside Indecent choreographer David Dorfman.
Presente Bebe Neuwirth smiles alongside Indecent choreographer David Dorfman.
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The nominated team of Sweet Charity: Cody Williams, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Joshua Bergasse, Yesenia Ayala, and Emily Padgett.
The nominated team of Sweet Charity: Cody Williams, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Joshua Bergasse, Yesenia Ayala, and Emily Padgett.
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The mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence and the awards seek to continue that vision by not only celebrating the superb achievement of each nominee but by recognizing the immeasurable talents and passion of every theatrical choreographer and dancer.

Sergio Trujillo takes a photo with Chita Rivera, the award's new namesake.
Sergio Trujillo takes a photo with Chita Rivera, the award's new namesake.
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For the full list of nominees, click here.