2019 Chita Rivera Awards: Hadestown, Alice By Heart, Ephraim Sykes

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Hadestown won best Broadway choreography and Alice By Heart best Off-Broadway choreography in the third annual Chita Rivera Awards honoring excellence in dance and choregraphy.

Complete list below

2019 Chita Rivera Award nominations

New York Theater Awards Calendar and Guide


Outstanding Choreography on Broadway 

David Neumann, Hadestown

Outstanding Male Dancer Broadway

Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations    

Outstanding Female Dancer Broadway (tie)

Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, The Cher Show
Gabrielle Hamilton, Oklahoma!

Outstanding Ensemble Broadway

King Kong

Off Broadway

Outstanding Choreography Off-Broadway

Rick and Jeff Kuperman, Alice By Heart

Outstanding Male Dancer Off-Broadway

Wesley Taylor, Alice By Heart

Outstanding Female Dancer Off-Broadway

Irina Dvorovenko, The Beast in the Jungle

Outstanding Ensemble Off-Broadway

Smokey Joe’s Café

Graciela Daniele received the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award, and Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, and Cher (producers of The Cher Show on Broadway) were honored with the Ambassador for the Arts Award honoring their contribution to the convergence of theater, film, and television. George C. Wolfe was presented with the SDC Director Award for exemplary collaboration with choreographers on Broadway and Carol Paumgartenreceived the Vanguard Award for her outstanding contribution to the international dance community, having founded Steps on Broadway Dance Studio 40 years ago.


Film Awards

Theater Feature:

Mary Poppins Returns – (Release date, December 19, 2018, Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda)
Choreographers: Rob Marshall & John DeLuca; Co-Choreographer, Joey Pizzi; Associate Choreographer, Tara Nichole Hughes, Assistant Choreographer: Marlon Pelayo


Moving Stories, Lives Transformed By Dance – (Release Date, August 11, 2018, Battery Dance Festival, MoMa)
Director: Rob Fruchtman, Wilderness Films, Producer

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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