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Photo Coverage: Opening Night Party for Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life

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Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally and featuring a cast of 11, THE DANCER'S LIFE charts Chita Rivera's amazing journey from aspiring ballerina to Broadway legend. BroadwayWorld was there to cover the opening night party.

In story and song, she relives fascinating moments from the years she spent working with such greats as Bernstein, Fosse and Sondheim. And she performs knockout numbers from some of her biggest hits, including WEST SIDE STORY, CHICAGO, BYE BYE BIRDIE and KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN.

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For pictures of the opening night arrivals, click here.


Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder


Tovah Feldshuh


Celeste Holm


Barbara Cook


Mario Vasquez


Shoshana Bean and Ben Vereen


Jennifer Cody and Hunter Foster


Jai Rodriguez


Renee Taylor


Bebe Neuwirth


Judine Richard


Michael Ball


Lola and Julio (Chita's sister and brother)


Schele Williams and Tommy Davidson


The woman of the hour arrives - Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera


Chita Rivera


John Kander and Chita Rivera


John Kander and Chita Rivera


John Kander, Chita Rivera and Marty Bell


Chita Rivera and Marty Bell


Chita Rivera and Peter Lichtenthal


Chita Rivera


Liana Ortiz


Graciella Daniele and Jules Fisher


Tom Viola (BC/EFA), Chita Rivera, and Peter Lichtenthal (MAC)


Chita Rivera and Graciella Danielle


Chita Rivera, Mark Hummel, Graciella Danielle, and Jules Fisher


Sara Ramirez


Sara Ramirez showing off her "I Just Saw CHITA" Button


Jim Caruso


Richard Montoya


Gary and Charlie Maffei


Malinda Farrington


Alex Sanchez and Lainie Sakakura


Phoebe Snow and John Lloyd Young


Alison Franck and John Lloyd Young


Angie Schworer


Sara Gettelfinger and Jim Borstelmann


Edgard Gallardo and Adriane Lenox


Richard Amaro


Lloyd Culbreath


Brian Stokes Mitchell and Allyson Tucker


Judy Kaye


Daniel Reichard

 

For pictures of the opening night arrivals, click here.

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.