Presented June 3 at the Skirball Center, the Astaire Awards honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film. Nominations for the 2013 Astaire Awards will be announced May 6.
Known for her acclaimed dancing career with her husband Gower Champion in the 1940s and 1950s, Marge Champion's numerous credits include "Show Boat," "Lovely to Look At," and 3 for Tonight! Shewill be honored with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.
R&H president Chapin, who is also the author of "Everything Was Possible" - which gives theatre lovers a first-hand look at the creation of the landmark musical Follies – is being recognized with the first-ever Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre award.
The Astaire Awards are presented by Patricia Watt. The awards ceremony will be directed by Joe Lanteri.
The Astaire Awards recognize achievements in the following categories: Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show, Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show, Outstanding Choreographer for a Broadway Show, Outstanding Choreographer for Film and Outstanding Director for Dance Documentary.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.