Bruce Vilanch will provide special material at a benefit honoring Chita Rivera October 1, 2018

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Liz Callaway and Ali Stroker Will Honor Tony Winner Chita Rivera at Touch the Sky Benefit
BY ANDREW GANS
JUL 31, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, 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.

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.

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