Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honors Chita Rivera
Among the many who turned out to pay tribute to Rivera were Patti LuPone, Daphne Rubin-Vega, LaChanze, Jim Dale, Robert Cuccioli, Michael Cerveris, Patricia Morison, Marian Seldes, Donna Murphy, John Kander and Sheldon Harnick.
Rivera has been a consistent and dynamic presence on Broadway for over half a century. She most recently starred in the New York-bound Kander and Ebb musical The Visit at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Rivera is a two-time Tony Award winner for The Rink and Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and also received nods for her performances in Nine (her most recent Broadway appearance), Jerry's Girls, Merlin, Bring Back Birdie, the original production of Chicago and Bye Bye, Birdie. Rivera originated the role of Anita in West Side Story, and has also been seen on Broadway in Can-Can, Mr. Wonderful, Shinbone Alley and Bajour, as well as in touring productions of Pippin and Sweet Charity. Rivera is a 2002 Kennedy Center Honoree.
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Chita Rivera and Patricia Morison
Brandon Victor Dixon, Marsha Norman, LaChanze, Chita Rivera, Alice Walker and Allee Willis
Tony Roberts, Marge Champion, Chita Rivera, and Joyce Randolph
Chita Rivera and John Kander
Sheldon Harnick, Chita Rivera and John Kander
Jim Dale, Chita Rivera and Marian Seldes
Chita Rivera and Donna Murphy
Robert Cuccioli, Chita Rivera and Donna Murphy
Chita Rivera and Charles Strouse
Chita Rivera and Gerald Schoenfeld
Michael Cerveris, Chita Rivera, David Garrison and Oliver Platt
Shuler Hensley, Chita Rivera and John Lloyd Young
Chita Rivera and Lisa Kron
Chita Rivera and Todd London
Chita Rivera and Patti LuPone
Chita Rivera and Cherry Jones