Monday, April 27, 2015


Broadway opening: February 9th, 1984 - Run: 204 performances

Directed by A. J. Antoon - Book by Terrence McNally - Choreography by Graciela Daniele - Orchestrations by Michael Gibson

Cast: Chita Rivera (Anna), Liza Minnelli (Angel), Scott Holmes, Jason Alexander, Ronn Carroll, Mel Johnson Jr., Scott Ellis, Kim Hauser, Frank Mastrocola

The plot: Angel returns to her family-owned roller skating rink, where she confronts her mother Anna over the fate of the rink, she wants to give new life to it and Anna wants to sell it for development. When the demolition men arrives, the two women start discussing about the past, what might have been and the immediate future, with plenty of bitter regrets and recriminations from each part.

Awards: Tony for Best Actress (Chita Rivera). Drama Desk for Outstanding Actress (Chita Rivera)

Awards Nominations: Tony for Best Actress (Liza Minnelli), Original Score, Scenic Design and Choreography. Drama Desk for Outstanding Musical, Actress (Liza Minnelli), Director, Lighting Design and Set Design

Tracks: Colored Lights - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer - Don't Ah Ma Me - Blue Crystal - Under the Rollercoaster - Not Enough Magic - We Can Make It - After All These Years - Angel's Rink and Social Center - What Happened to the Old Days - The Apple Doesn't Fall - Marry Me - Mrs. A - The Rink - Wallflower - All the Children in a Row – Coda 

Photos by Ken Howard

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