National Treasure Rita Moreno to Perform her Scene Stealing Classics at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) On September 25Published: August 19, 2016
Rita Moreno’s show-stopping performances from such iconic musicals as Singing in the Rain, The King and I, Carnal Knowledge and West Side Story will be among her many appearances celebrated at QPAC on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00pm.
Moreno’s illustrious career has spanned over seven decades. She is one of very few performers to have won all four major American entertainment awards: an Oscar (and the first Hispanic actress to win the award), an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. She is also one of 22 people who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy, Emmy and Tony awards. She is one of only two people who have achieved both distinctions.
From her early years in theater to the height of her film stardom, Moreno rose above the limitations of Hollywood typecasting, establishing herself as a versatile performer with virtually unlimited talent. She collected dozens of show business awards and honors, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named a Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement Honoree. Her status as a national treasure was officially recognized when President George W. Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. She was also awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2010 by President Barack Obama for her lifetime of service and contributions to the arts.
Her stage credits, which are too many to fully list here, include: She Loves Me, Sunset Boulevard, and The Ritz; and on television: The Electric Company, Oz, Law and Order Special Victims and most recently, Jane the Virgin.
“We are thrilled to welcome this timeless star of stage and screen, whose journey took her from Puerto Rico to Hollywood and then here to Queens!” said Susan Agin, Executive Director of QPAC. “Our audiences are in for an electrifying afternoon of world class entertainment featuring a living legend.”
For more information, please contact the QPAC Box Office at 718.631.6311. Tickets are available online at www.visitQPAC.org and don’t forget to visit us on Facebook! Don’t let the high cost of shows in Manhattan plus the added expense of parking your car stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing. Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Dionne Warwick, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Ben Vereen, Wayne Newton, Chita Rivera, Mandy Patinkin, Norm Lewis, Rob Schneider, Tommy Tune, Patti LuPone and Michael Bolton.