Broadway's Andrea Rivette to Perform at Firehouse, 2/9
Firehouse Theatre Project once again brings Broadway to Richmond with a one night only performance by Richmond Theatre Critics Circle (RTCC) Award winner Andrea Rivette, Sunday, February 9th at 8pm. Featuring RTCC Award winner - and her costar from Cadence Theatre's Next to Normal - Terence Sullivan, the evening will include hits Cabaret, I Dreamed a Dream, Gimme Gimme, I Miss the Mountains, Someone Like You and more Broadway favorites. Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased in advance by visiting firehousetheatre.org or calling 804-355-2001.
"I'm so excited to come back and perform my very own concert in Richmond," says Andrea Rivette. "It's like coming home every time I am here!"
Andrea Rivette was born in upstate New York and has been active in musical theater since the age of four. After many years working in the professional theater circuit in South Florida, she returned to NYC to join the cast of the National Tour of Miss Saigon as the understudy for Ellen (on tour and Broadway), a role she eventually took over for almost 2 years, starring opposite Will Chase and Steven Pasquale. Andrea also appeared on the National Tour as Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde, a role she continued on Broadway with David Hasselhoff, Rob Evan, Joseph Mahowald, and Sebastian Bach. Other credits include Fantine in Les Miserables at TUTS in Houston, TX. Extensive concert work highlights include The Christmas Spectacular standing by for Broadway star, Andrea McArdle, Bringing Broadway Home with Chuck Wagner, Broadway Songbook with Charles Pistone of Broadways Most Happy Fella, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Les Miserables, various concerts with Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway, and The Bushnell's 75th Anniversary Gala Concert in Hartford, CT, starring Florence Lacey, John Cudia, Hugh Panero and Charles Pistone under the musical direction of Tim Stella, currently the associate conductor for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Favorite regional credits include: "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" (Betty Haynes), "Showboat" (Magnolia), Maury Yeston/Arthur Kopit "Phantom" (Christine), understudy to Kristin Chenoweth, "The Fantasticks" (Luisa), "Lucky Stiff" (Rita LaPorta), "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Narrator), "Pirates of Penzance" (Mabel), "Into the Woods" (The Baker's Wife) and the wonderful Kander and Ebb review "And The World Goes 'Round." Andrea was most recently awarded the Richmond Theater Critics Circle Award (RTCC) for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Diana Goodman in Cadence Theater's production of Next to Normal. Andrea dedicates all of her performances to Johnny, Milt, uncle bobby and poppy.