Touch the Sky, a benefit celebrating the Manhattan and Brooklyn arrival of the L.A.-based playgrounds organization Shane's Inspiration, honored multiple Tony winner Chita Rivera October 1 in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Those who paid tribute to Rivera, who received the 2018 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, included Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, Melissa Errico, Ali Stroker, Joan Ryan, and Liz Callaway. Seth Rudetsky hosted.
The evening was conceived by Ryan and was executive-produced by Ryan and Scott Mauro. Producers included Brad Thornton and NY1’s Roma Torre. Bruce Vilanch provided special material, and Ron Abel was musical director.
Paul Hastings LLP received the Corporate Responsibility Award for its unwavering commitment to Shane’s Inspiration.
Flip through photos of the evening below:
Go Inside the Touch the Sky Benefit Honoring Chita Rivera
Rivera, Callaway, Errico, and more have been special guest performers on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein September 1–9, 2019, with other celebrity guests to be announced! Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.