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by Michael Portantiere

    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.














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    Michael Portantiere comes to BroadwayStars with more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for such media outlets as TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has also contributed articles and reviews to AfterElton.com, Playbill, and Stagebill, and has written notes for several major cast albums. Additionally, Michael is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several notable websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.)
    He can be reached at michael@broadwaystars.com

    The last five columns written by Michael Portantiere:

    07/13/2010: Presidential Material

    07/04/2010: Hardy Boy

    06/29/2010: High School Stars

    06/21/2010: Falling in Love Again

    06/17/2010: A Meeting of the 'mos (and Their Friends)

    For a listing of all features written by Michael, click here.