Liz Callaway and Ali Stroker Will Honor Tony Winner Chita Rivera at Touch the Sky Benefit | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Liz Callaway and Ali Stroker Will Honor Tony Winner Chita Rivera at Touch the Sky Benefit Seth Rudetsky will host the evening, which will also feature Melissa Errico, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, and Joan Ryan.
Liz Callaway, Ali Stroker, and Chita Rivera

Touch the Sky, a benefit celebrating the Manhattan and Brooklyn arrival of the L.A.-based playgrounds organization Shane's Inspiration, will honor multiple Tony winner Chita Rivera October 1 at 7:30 PM in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Melissa Errico Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Those scheduled to pay tribute to Rivera, who received the 2018 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, include Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, Melissa Errico, Ali Stroker, Joan Ryan, and Liz Callaway. Seth Rudetsky will host.

The evening was conceived by Ryan and is executive-produced by Ryan and Scott Mauro. Producers include Brad Thornton and NY1’s Roma Torre. Bruce Vilanch will provide special material, and Ron Abel is musical director.

Paul Hastings LLP will receive the Corporate Responsibility Award for its unwavering commitment to Shane’s Inspiration.


Tiffany Harris, co-founder and CEO of Shane’s Inspiration, said in a statement, “Shane’s Inspiration is thrilled to be working in partnership with Carnegie Hall, Too Small to Fail and the City of NY Parks and Recreation Department to develop the first fully inclusive playground in the City of New York. Once the playgrounds are opened, we look forward to implementing the Together, We Are Able program that eliminates bias and bullying against children with disabilities in NY Public schools through understanding and friendship.”

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