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by Michael Portantiere

Colored Lights

  • Colored Lights

    Some shows, like Gypsy, Fiddler, and My Fair Lady, can be counted upon for frequent revivals. But how often can one expect to see a remounting of The Rink, the flop John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally musical from 1984? Well, here's your chance, folks: Musicals Tonight! is presenting a staged concert version of the show March 9-21 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre (2162 Broadway at 76th Street). The cast is headed by Mary Jo Mecca and Stacie Perlman as Anna and Angel, the roles originally played by Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli, with Danny Gardner as Ben, David Garry as Dino, David Brent Howard as Tony, Christian Marriner as Lucky, Brad Nacht as Buddy, David Shane as Lino, and Paige Simunovich as the Little Girl. Check out my pix of the final dress rehearsal, below. For more information on the production or to purchase tickets, go to MusicalsTonight.org.














    Published on Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Michael Portantiere has more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has interviewed theater notables for NPR.org, PLAYBILL, STAGEBILL, and OPERA NEWS, and has written notes for several cast albums. Michael is co-author of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: BEHIND THE MYLAR CURTAIN, published in 2008 by Hal Leonard/Applause. Additionally, he is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several major websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.) He can be reached at [email protected]

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