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George Chakiris

George Chakiris Remembers Company Co-Star Elaine Stritch

Debra Levine | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Debra Levine

The still handsome, still-fit Chakiris, who now designs jewelry, enjoys reminiscing. But two weeks after Stritch's death in Michigan at 89, he wants to set the record straight.

The Academy Wishes Gene Kelly A Happy 100th Birthday

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

A parade of Technicolor-tinged dance sequences enchanted a full house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Thursday night. "A Centennial Tribute to Gene Kel...

Alexei Ratmansky's Disturbingly Revisionist The Bright Stream Delights Ballet World

Debra Levine | Posted 09.22.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Despite best efforts, California authorities (the people who brought you Ronald "Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev!" Reagan) could not put the kibosh on American Ballet Theatre's The Bright Stream.

George Chakiris: A Star 48 Years After His Oscar (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

In 1962, George Chakiris' portrayal of Bernardo in West Side Story took the silver screen by storm, earning him an Academy Award. George talked to me about life lived under and out of the spotlight.