CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach

The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Celebrates the Royal Room Debut of Broadway Legend Chita Rivera

March 20-24 & 27-31

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - continues its world class season with the Royal Room debut of a true Broadway legend:

March 20-24 & 27-31
Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story ("America"), Sweet Charity ("Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"), Chicago ("All That Jazz" and "Nowadays"), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Rink, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others.
 
Chita Rivera is an accomplished and versatile actress, singer and dancer who has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Kiss of the Spider Woman,The Rink) and received seven additional Tony nominations. Chita has performed her critically acclaimed concert dates around the world in such cities as New York, London, Monte Carlo, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Toronto, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Cannes, Chicago and San Juan among many others. She recently starred in the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer's Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele. Chita received The Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2009 and also received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, DC in 2002, and was the first Hispanic ever chosen to receive this award. She also starred in the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. She trained as a ballerina (from age 11) before receiving a scholarship to the American School of Ballet from legendary George Balanchine. Chita's first appearance (age 17) was as a principal dancer in Call Me Madam. Her electric performance as Anita in the Broadway premiere of West Side Story (1957) brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Jerry's Girls and Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes.
 
Reviews of Chita Rivera:
+ Stephen Holden, The New York Times:"Chita Rivera has a gleam in her eye, a smirk on her lips and a bounce in her step… You leave this show walking on air."
+ Los Angeles Times:"Shimmering show-biz perfection."
+ Associated Press: "Chita Rivera is more than a musical theatre star. She's a force of nature."
+ Newsweek: "Chita Rivera is irresistible!:
+ USA Today:"Ever-riveting! Chita Rivera has the rare presence of a thoroughbred star."
+ Wall Street Journal: "Chita Rivera is a wonder to behold."

Cost to Attend Dinner & Show with Chita Rivera:
$125 for dinner and show (Tues-Thurs) & $135 (Fri-Sat); $65 show only (Tues-Thurs) & $75 (Fri-Sat)

For all cabaret performances in The Colony's plush Royal Room, doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails with dinner seating from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A memorable three-course prix fixe dinner is offered, as well as an a la carte menu of small plates and delicious entrees and specialty desserts from Polo Steaks and Seafood. There is no service during the cabaret performance that starts at 8:30 p.m.

To make reservations, call the hotel box office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.
 
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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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