Scholarship created to honor choreographer Ann Reinking
FILE - Ann Reinking holds her Tony Award for best choreography for the musical "Chicago" at the 51st annual Tony Awards on June 1, 1997, in New York. A scholarship has been created in honor of the late Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking. It offers a $5,000 annual award and mentorship for a young dancer moving to New York City to help support them in their artistic endeavors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK – Long before she became a Tony Award-winning choreographer, Ann Reinking waited tables to save up enough money to move to New York City. In her honor, friends and admirers have established The Ann Reinking Scholarship, a $5,000 annual award and mentorship for a young dancer moving to New York City to help support them in their artistic endeavors.
Tony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71
NEW YORK – Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. Reinking died Saturday while visiting family in Seattle, said her manager, Lee Gross. Reinking co-starred as Roxie Hart along with Bebe Neuwirth’s Velma, and created the choreography “in the style of Bob Fosse,” the show’s original director and choreographer who died in 1987. Reinking replicated its choreography in productions throughout the world — England, Australia, Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands and elsewhere. In 1998, she co-directed “Fosse,” a salute to the man who had the largest influence, both professionally and personally, on her life.
On this day: September 23
1987: Dancer, choreographer, actor and director Bob Fosse dies of a heart attack at age 60 in Washington, D.C. Fosse won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He also was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of 1972's "Cabaret," beating out Francis Ford Coppola for "The Godfather" in the process. Some of his other movies include "Sweet Charity," "Lenny" and "All that Jazz." Hide Caption