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The Rink : Work information

John Kander ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Liza Minnelli (Voice)

This work

Work name
The Rink
Work number

This recording

JAY Records
Recording date

The Composers

John Kander

Track listing

  • Colored Lights 5:38 min
  • Chief Cook And Bottle Washer 3:56 min
  • Don't Ah Ma Me 2:34 min
  • Blue Crystal 3:00 min
  • Under The Roller Coaster 2:04 min
  • Not Enough Magic 4:19 min
  • We Can Make It 3:30 min
  • After All These Years 1:56 min
  • Angel's Rink And Social Centre 3:10 min
  • What Happened To The Old Days? 3:44 min
  • Act Two: The Apple Doesn't Fall 4:20 min
  • Marry Me 3:12 min
  • Mrs. A 3:53 min
  • The Rink 3:42 min
  • Wallflower 2:13 min
  • All The Children In A Row 5:58 min
  • Coda 1:58 min



John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss Of The Spider Woman) wrote this powerful musical with award winning playright Terrence McNally. It is about the complex and bittersweet relationship between a mother and a daughter who are trying to stitch their lives back together again. This great cult score includes COLORED LIGHTS, THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL, MARRY ME and ALL THE CHILDREN IN A ROW.

The dramatic and forceful story of THE RINK won much admiration both on Broadway and in the West End of London for it's biting lyrics, scintillating music and wonderful punchy orchestrations. Set in a decaying family roller rink in New York, this critically acclaimed musical played for over a year on Broadway. This great score has a variety of musical style; from glitzy big band numbers climaxing in a Janis Joplin style song (ALL THE CHILDREN IN A ROW) which manages to encompass the entire social history of America in the 1960's.

Broadway legends and super stars, Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera give the performance of their lives, which won a Tony Award for Chita Rivera for the first time in her career.