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Plans Announced for 2019 Chita Rivera Awards

The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation will present the third annual event.

The Chita Rivera Awards is named after the musical theater legend.
(© David Gordon)

Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, announced that the third annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Lanteri will produce the event in conjunction with Patricia Watt. The nominations will be announced on April 26.

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 2018-19 season.

Nominations for the productions under consideration this season will be determined by the designated nominating committees. There are separate nominating committees for Broadway, off-Broadway, and film. There is an awarding committee for Broadway, which determines the final nominations that are received from the Broadway nominations committee.

Honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater Award, and Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Humanities Award will be announced in the coming weeks.

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