Chita Rivera and David Hyde Pierce Will Light the 2005 Broadway Holiday Tree Dec. 7

News   Chita Rivera and David Hyde Pierce Will Light the 2005 Broadway Holiday Tree Dec. 7
 
Chita Rivera, soon to return to Broadway in Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and David Hyde Pierce, a star of Spamalot, will light the 2004 Broadway Holiday Tree Dec. 7.

The ceremony, which begins at 5 PM in Father Duffy Square, will kick off with a performance from the Altar Boyz singing "What Christmas Is...," a song by one of the musical's composers, Gary Adler.

The ceremony will close with a performance by sixth grade students from The Professional Performing Arts School. During the ceremony, Theatre Development Fund and The League of American Theatres and Producers present a $5,000 gift to a not-for-profit organization in the theatre district. The organization to be the recipient of the gift will be announced shortly.

Sponsored by Theatre Development Fund, The League of American Theatres and Producers and The Times Square Alliance, the annual ceremony is free and open to the public.

This year's tree is a 25-foot Douglas Fir. It will be decorated with white lights, accented with multi-colored holiday lights in green, red and gold, and ornaments representing every show currently playing on and Off-Broadway.

Father Duffy Square is located at the corner of Broadway and 46th Street.

Chita Rivera and David Hyde Pierce.
Chita Rivera and David Hyde Pierce.
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