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City of Arts wins the 'Musical.Rio Destaques 2023' award

Cidade das Artes Bibi Ferreira, in Barra da Tijuca, linked to the Municipal Department of Culture (SMC), won the “Musical.Rio Destaques 2023” award in the Favorite Theater category, with 28.8% of votes. The announcement was made this Tuesday (20/02) on the awards' social networks. The Grande Sala Theater of this cultural complex competed alongside the Casa Grande, Claro Mais, Multiplan and Riachuelo theaters.

In its fifth edition, “Musical.Rio Destaques” honors relevant professionals who believe in and invest in the great power of musical theater. Some artists and musical shows that performed at Cidade das Artes, in 2023, were also awarded, for example, the actor Eduardo Sterblitch, with his performance in “Beetlejuice, the musical”, and “SpongeBob, the Musical”, as best children's musical.

– Winning this award reaffirms Cidade das Artes’ commitment to valuing Rio’s culture. It is a source of great pride for the City of Rio to have a public facility recognized as a favorite theater, among other excellent spaces in the city. Being noticed by the public is a merit of all the professionals who work for the democratization of culture in the City of Arts – celebrates the president of the City of Arts, Daniela Santa Cruz.

In 2023, Cidade das Artes won the Cenym National Theater Award for Best Theater or Show House and was also nominated for the Inspira Rio Award, from TV Band and Band News FM radio, in the Culture category.

Credits: Rio City Hall

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