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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/23- Chita Rivera

January 23
11:16 2013

Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!

Happy Birthday, Chita Rivera! A two-time Tony Award winner, Rivera made her Broadway debut in 1953 in Can-Can, launching one of the most celebrated and long-lasting Broadway careers. Her electric performance as Anita in the Broadway premiere of West Side Storybrought her stardom. This season, she's getting rave reviews starring as Princess Puffer in the Roundabout Theatre Company's celebrated Broadway revival The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

In celebration of this day, we bring you our favorite Chita performances from years past. Click below to check them out!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/23- Chita Rivera

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