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The Radio City Rockettes to Perform at the Chita Rivera Awards

The opening number will be a show stopping performance of “New York, New York.”

The Rockettes will perform at the Chita Rivera Awards.
The Rockettes will perform at the Chita Rivera Awards.
(© MSG Photos/Angela Cranford)

The Radio City Rockettes will open this year's Chita Rivera Awards with a performance of "New York, New York." The Rockettes history with Chita Rivera dates back more than 30 years when the company performed alongside Rivera in the 1988 tour of Can-Can.

The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards will take place at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm. The awards are produced by Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, in conjunction with Patricia Watt.

As previously announced, dancer, choreographer and theater director Graciela Daniele will receive the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award, while Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, and Cher (producers of The Cher Show on Broadway) will receive the Ambassador for the Arts Award, honoring their contribution to the convergence of theater, film, and television.

Carrying the name of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the Chita Rivera Awards celebrate dance and choreographic excellence past, present, and future.