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John Kander and More to Be Honored at 2018 Chita Rivera Awards

Carmen de Lavallade and Harold Prince will also receive honors.

Chita Rivera and John Kander in 2014.
(© Seth Walters)

Carmen de Lavallade, John Kander, and Harold Prince will be honored at the second annual Chita Rivera Awards on May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Actor, dancer, and choreographer de Lavallade will receive the second annual Lifetime Achievement Award, composer Kander will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater Award, and theater director and producer Prince will be presented with the SDC Director Award for Exemplary Collaboration with Choreographers. All three have been Kennedy Center Honorees like Rivera, the award's namesake.

Carrying the namesake of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence. Nominators will consider outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and the ensemble in shows on Broadway and off-Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in movies that opened in the 2017-18 season. The nominations for the second annual Chita Rivera Awards will be announced on April 27.

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