Chita Rivera News

Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (84)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and MorePhoto Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella, who returned to the Birdland stage with the fourteenth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' (more...)

Ben Vereen and More Join 'CONCERT FOR AMERICA' Lineup in L.A.; Cast Complete!Ben Vereen and More Join 'CONCERT FOR AMERICA' Lineup in L.A.; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the May CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!. Ben Vereen (Roots), Juan Pablo Espinosa (La Fan), Mary Birdsong (Reno 911), Stacey Oristano (Friday Night Lights), Anthony Federov (American Idol), Quinn Cummings (The Goodbye Girl) and Mary Bond Davis Hairspray) join the previously announced Chita Rivera (The Visit), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), recording artist Helen Reddy, Megan Hilty (Smash), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray Live!) and more. (more...)

Popular Theatre District Restaurant Mont Blanc 52 Reopens TomorrowPopular Theatre District Restaurant Mont Blanc 52 Reopens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long-awaited return of the popular theatre district restaurant MONT BLANC 52 reopens tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17 at their new location 344 West 52 Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) in Manhattan.  (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlHere They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower Surprise Chita Rivera at the Cafe CarlylePhoto Flash: Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower Surprise Chita Rivera at the Cafe Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

???????Chita Rivera just opened her 2-week return engagement at the famed Cafe Carlyle on May 9. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/12 - HEDWIG and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/12 - HEDWIG and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/12 - HEDWIG and More! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 12th, 2017 - BUILDING THE WALL Begins and More!BWW Morning Brief May 12th, 2017 - BUILDING THE WALL Begins and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The stars of A BRONX TALE appear for a performance and CD signing today at Barnes & Noble, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andy Karl!BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andy Karl!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On Monday, May 15 (7PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host Career Conversations with Andy Karl, currently starring in Groundhog Day on Broadway, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. The event will take place at  the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St).  (more...)

Chita Rivera Set for Evening of Songs and Conversation at Kimmel CenterChita Rivera Set for Evening of Songs and Conversation at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the roles of Anita in 'West Side Story', 'Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. (more...)

Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, June 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), current home of The Great Comet, recipient of 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Baum & Cheri's GUN & POWDER Gets Workshop, Readings at 2nd Annual SigWorks LabBaum & Cheri's GUN & POWDER Gets Workshop, Readings at 2nd Annual SigWorks Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced that Gun & Powder by Ross Baum and Angelica Cheri has been chosen for further development at the second annual SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Felicia FinleyExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Felicia Finley
by Broadway's Backbone - May 9, 2017

In this episode: Felicia Finley, soon to be in The Muny's 'All Shook Up' was born in the Appalachian Mountains, raised in New Orleans, and simply tells it like it is. She started off in ballet, toured, was in the ensemble, was a swing, and then a stand-by and now cemented herself as a leading lady. It was Cy Colman who pushed her to embrace centerstage. Felicia is a woman that has the motto: know who you are, be yourself, and clip coupons along the way. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017
by - May 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 9th, 2017 - Chita at the Carlyle, MARGARITAVILLE and More!BWW Morning Brief May 9th, 2017 - Chita at the Carlyle, MARGARITAVILLE and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Chita Rivera returns to The Carlyle this evening, and the Broadway-Bound Jimmy Buffett musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE begins at La Jolla Playhouse! (more...)

Chita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith CenterChita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith Center
by Jessica Vanek - May 8, 2017

CHITA RIVERA AND SETH RUDETSKY TAKE THE STAGE AT THE SMITH CENTER LAS VEGAS (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 8th, 2017 - Outer Critics Circle Awards, Galas and More!BWW Morning Brief May 8th, 2017 - Outer Critics Circle Awards, Galas and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Outer Critics Circle Award winners will be announced today, and galas fete stage talent across the city! (more...)

Matt Yee's DIVAS LIVE ADULT SING ALONG SHOW 2017! Hits The Laurie Beechman TheaterMatt Yee's DIVAS LIVE ADULT SING ALONG SHOW 2017! Hits The Laurie Beechman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny GAY Entertainer & Artist from Hawaii, & evidence that 'Asian Men Are Huge' brings his DIVAS LIVE Adult Sing Along Show 2016! on Saturday June 10 to the Laurie Beechman Theater NYC on 42nd St. at 7pm. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: She's Movin' on Up(town)! Chita Rivera Will Come Back to the CarlyleExclusive Photo Coverage: She's Movin' on Up(town)! Chita Rivera Will Come Back to the Carlyle
by Jennifer Broski - May 7, 2017

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back Broadway legend Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Cafe Carlyle debut received raves reviews. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and trio. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/6/2017
by - May 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/6/2017. (more...)

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