Carmen De Lavallade, John Kander, and Harold Prince will be honored at the 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards May 20 at 7:30 PM at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, off Washington Square Park).
Actor, dancer, and choreographer De Lavallade will receive the second annual Lifetime Achievement Award, composer Kander will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater Award, and director and producer Prince will be presented with the SDC Director Award for Exemplary Collaboration with Choreographers. All three are Kennedy Center Honorees.
The nominations for the Chita Rivera Awards, which celebrate dance and choreographic excellence, will be announced April 27, and the nominee reception will be held April 30.
Nominators will consider outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and ensembles in shows on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in films that premiered in the 2017–2018 season.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at ChitaRiveraAwards.com or by calling (855) NYC-5678.