Tony-Award Winner Ann Reinking Dies at 71

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December 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Tony Award-winning actress, dancer, and choreographer Ann Reinking died on Saturday night at age 71.

Her family released the following statement on Monday: “The world and our family have lost a vibrant, amazing talent and beautiful soul. Ann was the heart of our family and the life of the party. She was visiting our brother in Washington state when she went to sleep and never woke up. We will miss her more than we can say. Heaven has the best choreographer available now. I’m sure they are dancing up a storm up there! Annie, we will love and miss you always!!!”

A legend best known for her interpretation of the choreography of Bob Fosse, her Broadway credits also include Cabaret, Coco, Wild and Wonderful, Pippin, Over Here, Goodtime Charley, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Dancin’, and Sweet Charity. She won the Tony Award for Best Choreography for the 1996 revival of Chicago.

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Zack Reiser

Zack Reiser has a passion for theatre, cooking, and music. With professional experience in various roles in the Broadway community, he could tell you how theatre works from the front of the house to the back of the stage. He’s been with the Theatrely team since 2019.