Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress Rita Moreno will perform her one-woman concert April 11 at the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood, N.J.
The evening, which begins at 8 PM, will benefit the New Jersey Theatre, a not-for-profit performing arts center that has been recognized as a “Regional Center of Artistic Excellence” by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Moreno, who can be seen on the acclaimed HBO series "Oz," will perform an evening of song and dance that encompasses songs from theatre and film, including tunes by Stephen Sondheim and Irving Berlin. Moreno will be backed by a trio of musicians, and she will also offer anecdotes about her award-winning career.
A native of Humacao, Puerto Rico, Moreno won the Academy Award for her role as Anita in the film version of West Side Story. She earned a Best Featured Actress in a Play Tony for her work in Broadway's The Ritz and nabbed two Emmys: one for a guest appearance on "The Muppet Show" and another for a stint on "The Rockford Files." She was awarded the Grammy for her performance on "The Electric Company" album for children.
The evening, which is the 25th Anniversary Griffin Gala, is the John Harms Center for the Arts’s annual fundraiser to help defray its operating expenses. Tickets for the concert only are priced from $35 to $50; tickets for the show and dinner range from $250 to $2,000. Tickets may be ordered by phone at (201) 567-3600 or in person at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ.
—By Andrew Gans