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Tony nominated Sara Bareilles to honor Broadway legend Chita Rivera at the previously announced Roundabout Theater Company 2022 Paint the city! gala. Bareilles will perform a concert created exclusively for the occasion, which will take place on March 7 at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York.
Rivera is slated to receive the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theater, named after the late Jason Robards for his long-standing relationship with the theater company and his memorable stage work. The award honors those who have made an indelible impact on theater and the Roundabout Theater Company.
All the benefits of Paint the city! will benefit the Roundabout Theater Company’s myriad theatrical and educational programs and support efforts to amplify and strengthen the company’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, both on and off their scenes.
Le Bareille scored Waitress, the musical based on the 2007 film of the same name, recently wrapped up its second Broadway tour. It was recently announced that Bareilles will be playing Baker’s Wife in the upcoming New York City Center Encores! production of In the woods.