Chita Rivera News

Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (84)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
HELLO, DOLLY!, DREAMGIRLS, COMPANY & THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS to Play Signature in 2012/13HELLO, DOLLY!, DREAMGIRLS, COMPANY & THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS to Play Signature in 2012/13
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 7, 2012

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of Signature Theatre, today announced the lineup for the company's 2012/2013 season. The Tony Award®-winning company, long renowned for staging bold and innovative productions of classic musicals, will be reinventing four legendary Broadway favorites for their exciting 23rd season. In addition to a co-production with Ford's Theatre of the 10-time Tony Award®-winner Hello, Dolly!, Signature will be bringing the uproarious musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the inspirational award-winning musical Dreamgirls to the intimate MAX Theatre. Signature, the Theatre most closely associated with producing definitive productions of Stephen Sondheim, will also present the quintessential musical on love and marriage, Company, for the first time in twenty years. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature Theatre's BROTHER RUSSIAPhoto Flash: First Look at Signature Theatre's BROTHER RUSSIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

The story of the controversial 'Mad Monk,' Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin is now the subject of the new rock musical Brother Russia, which makes its world premiere at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre. The new musical features Music by Dana Rowe and Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey - the award-winning creators behind The Fix (1998) and The Witches of Eastwick (2007). Directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, the production will star John Lescault (Signature's Art and The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as the infamous and enigmatic Rasputin, Natascia Diaz (Kiss of the Spider Woman at Signature, and Savage in Limbo at MetroStage), Doug Kreeger (Signature's The Visit), Amy McWilliams (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick and Urinetown), and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Les Misérables and Merrily We Roll Along at Signature). Erin Driscoll, Stephen Gregory Smith, Rachel Zampelli, Russell Sunday, Kevin McAllister, and Christopher Mueller round out the cast for this world premiere event. Brother Russia will play at Signature's MAX Theatre from March 6, 2012 through April 15, 2012. Tickets are now on sale. Check out production shots below! (more...)

Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7Cast Announced for THE GLORIOUS ONES, Runs at Landor From Mar 6 to Apr 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

Casting is now complete for the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens' and Stephen Flaherty's multiple Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway musical, The Glorious Ones, which will play at the Landor Theatre, London, from Tuesday March 6 to Saturday April 7. (more...)

The Landor Theatre Presents THE GLORIOUS ONES, 6 March Through 7th AprilThe Landor Theatre Presents THE GLORIOUS ONES, 6 March Through 7th April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

After winning major critical acclaim with a revival of Lynn Ahrens' and Stephen Flaherty's Broadway musical, Ragtime - winning 3 Off West End Theatre?Awards and nominated Best?Musical Revival in the Whatsonstage Awards - the Landor Theatre is to present the European premiere of the composing duo's multiple Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway musical, The Glorious Ones. (more...)

SILENCE! The Musical Announces New Schedule Beginning 3/4SILENCE! The Musical Announces New Schedule Beginning 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, will add Sunday evenings to the new spring playing schedule beginning March 4th at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.) (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins Spring Schedule This Week, Adding Sunday Evening ShowsSILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins Spring Schedule This Week, Adding Sunday Evening Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2012

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, will add Sunday evenings to the new Spring playing schedule beginning this Sunday, March 4th at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.) SILENCE! The Musical has a book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

Marc Kudish, Cass Morgan Star on SUBMISSIONS ONLY Episode 6Marc Kudish, Cass Morgan Star on SUBMISSIONS ONLY Episode 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

"Submissions Only," Broadway's behind-the-scenes sitcom continues its second season today with episode six, featuring guest star appearances by Marc Kudish (9 to 5, The Apple Tree), Cass Morgan (Memphis, Mary Poppins), Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, Ruined) and more. (more...)

REBOOT Starring Peg McCormick Moves Uptown, 3/15REBOOT Starring Peg McCormick Moves Uptown, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

Peg McCormick goes uptown Thursday March 15 at 7pm to Don't Tell Mama's in her show Reboot dealing with the many reasons, consequences and benefits that lead us to start over, begin again, erase, rewind, or reboot our lives. Featuring the songs of Sugarland, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, and The Cardigans, just to name a few. Suzanne Carrico, director. Tracy Stark, musical director. Donna Kelly, drums and percussion. (more...)

William V. Engel To Receive Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award At George Street Playhouse, 5/6William V. Engel To Receive Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award At George Street Playhouse, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

George Street Playhouse's Annual Gala Benefit Evening takes place on Sunday, May 6 beginning at 5 pm at The Heldrich. (more...)

Review - Rutherford & Son / The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast PartyReview - Rutherford & Son / The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by Ben Peltz - Mar 2, 2012

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Column Awards Winners Announced, Include ICT, Uptown Players, Dallas Theater CenterColumn Awards Winners Announced, Include ICT, Uptown Players, Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Monday February 27, THE COLUMN AWARDS (TCA) organization honored excellence in theater within the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater community, which held its 13th annual gala this past Monday. TCA is the only awards organization in the United States that donates all money (after expenses) to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS. A charity they have been associated since its inception. To date, THE COLUMN AWARDS have donated close to $70.000.00 to BC/EFA. See the full list of winners below. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins Spring Schedule This Week, Adding Sunday Evening ShowsSILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins Spring Schedule This Week, Adding Sunday Evening Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, will add Sunday evenings to the new Spring playing schedule beginning this Sunday, March 4th at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.) SILENCE! The Musical has a book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence & More Set for DO40 CARES, 3/12Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence & More Set for DO40 CARES, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Dancers Over 40 (DO40) will present its second-ever song and dance concert entitled 'DO40 CARES: It's Not Where You Start…' to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Project Achieve/Columbia University and the NYC HIV Vaccine Trials Network on Monday March 12, 2012. (more...)

Chita Rivera Leads THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD for Roundabout in 2012-2013; PICNIC & New Premiere Announced!Chita Rivera Leads THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD for Roundabout in 2012-2013; PICNIC & New Premiere Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions as part of the 2012-2013 theatrical season. In the fall of 2012, Roundabout will present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, starring Chita Rivera, featuring book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, musical direction by Paul Gemignani and direction by Scott Ellis. Winter 2013 will bring Picnic by William Inge, directed by Sam Gold. The third production announced is The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson, directed by Scott Ellis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Visits Theater TalkSTAGE TUBE: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Visits Theater Talk
by Stage Tube - Feb 29, 2012

Award-winning librettist Hunter Bell and his SILENCE! The Musical stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, recently visited 'Theater Talk' to discuss the process of turning the classic movie thriller The Silence of the Lambs into a musical. Hosted by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, this episode of 'Theater Talk' aired February 24 - 27 on WNET/Thirteen and CUNY TV. Check it out below! (more...)

Chita Rivera to Co-Host Column Awards, 2/27Chita Rivera to Co-Host Column Awards, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

The COLUMN AWARDS Board of Directors and the Executive Director/Producer announced today that Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Chita Rivera will be the Co-host for the 13th Annual COLUMN AWARDS Gala. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Opera House Players Offer Razzle Re-Dazzle with CHICAGO through February 26BWW Reviews: The Opera House Players Offer Razzle Re-Dazzle with CHICAGO through February 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2012

Broad Brook Opera House production of CHICAGO offers deja vu dames. (more...)

Theater Talk Welcomes SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Hunter Bell, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, 2/24Theater Talk Welcomes SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Hunter Bell, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

This week, "Theater Talk" welcomes award-winning bookwriter and his SILENCE! The Musical stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, they focus on the process of turning the classic movie thriller The Silence of the Lambs into a musical. This episode will premiere on WNET/Thirteen Friday February 24th at 1:30 AM and repeat on CUNY TV Saturday February 25th at 8:30 PM, Sunday February 26th at 12:30 PM and Monday February 27th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW TV: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 Trailer Featuring Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More!BWW TV: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 Trailer Featuring Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Feb 23, 2012

'Submissions Only,' Broadway's favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, will continue in its second season this month with special guest stars Mark Kudish (9 to 5, The Apple Tree), Cass Morgan (Memphis, Mary Poppins), Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, Ruined) and more appearing in Episode 6, which will air Friday, March 2 exclusively on BroadwayWorld! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at SILENCE! THE MUSICAL on Theater TalkSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at SILENCE! THE MUSICAL on Theater Talk
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2012

This week's "Theater Talk" welcomes award-winning librettist Hunter Bell and his SILENCE! The Musicalstars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, they focus on the process of turning the classic movie thriller The Silence of the Lambs into the funniest musical of the season. (more...)

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