Chita Rivera News

Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (82)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
Karen Mason Joins Staff At Theatre Arts Center in BaysideKaren Mason Joins Staff At Theatre Arts Center in Bayside
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

Karen Mason, Broadway & recording star will be heading to Queens this summer to direct students in a Cabaret Workshop Camp for teens produced by the Theatre Arts Center in Bayside. On Broadway Ms. Mason starred in Sunset Boulevard, Mama Mia, Hairspray, and most recently, the Queens of Hearts in Frank Wildhorn's new musical, Wonderland. (more...)

Jamie deRoy & Friends Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season 10/19Jamie deRoy & Friends Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2010

Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy as she celebrates the 20th Anniversary Season of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Tuesday, October 19th (8PM) at the cabaret hotspot The Triad (158 West 72nd Street ~ between Broadway & Columbus)----the same cabaret room (formerly Steve McGraw's) where she premiered her first show! (more...)

Rep Stage's 18th Season Opens with Travels With My Aunt 8/25-9/12Rep Stage's 18th Season Opens with Travels With My Aunt 8/25-9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2010

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), kicks off its 18th season with Giles Havergal's adaptation of Graham Greene's 'Travels With My Aunt.' (more...)

De Haas, Milazzo, Forbach & More Sing Elegies to Benefit LGBT Equality Causes 8/16De Haas, Milazzo, Forbach & More Sing Elegies to Benefit LGBT Equality Causes 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2010

The Take Back Pride Campaign, GNW Charitable Trust, The Gay and Lesbian Center and Jamie McGonnigal will present a star-studded concert of William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle. (more...)

Morton, Paice & Kushnier Lead Schaeffer-Helmed CHESS for Signature Theatre, 8/10 - 9/26Morton, Paice & Kushnier Lead Schaeffer-Helmed CHESS for Signature Theatre, 8/10 - 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2010

The world of Cold War intrigue, forbidden love, and 1980s rock rules when the legendary musical Chess , by the composers of Mamma Mia!, plays Signature Theatre, August 10 through September 26. The first major American production in almost 20 years-and the Washington region's very first professional production-stars Broadway's Jill Paice (Curtains), Euan Morton (Boy George in Taboo), and Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose) in the Russian/American conflict made new again. Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet) and his creative team capture the gritty, sexy world of Chess' 1985 radio hit ‘One Night in Bangkok' in the amazing intimacy of Signature's 276-seat MAX Theatre. The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre has a national reputation for its work with musicals - polishing underappreciated gems, as well as producing world premieres and reinventing classics. (more...)

THE CLEAN HOUSE Comes To ICT, Opens 8/27THE CLEAN HOUSE Comes To ICT, Opens 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2010

A housekeeper who hates cleaning prefers trying to dream up the funniest joke in the world, even though she's convinced it might kill her. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label Releases IMAGINOCEAN Cast Recording, 7/27Yellow Sound Label Releases IMAGINOCEAN Cast Recording, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

Jellyfish Jive Productions announces that the Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean will be released on Yellow Sound Label on July 27. The Official Cast album features the vocal talents of Tony and Emmy Award Nominee John Tartaglia, who created and wrote the undersea family musical adventure that opened on March 31, 2010 at New World Stages in New York. (more...)

VA Signature Theatre Commissions Work from Tesori for American Music Voices ProjectVA Signature Theatre Commissions Work from Tesori for American Music Voices Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2010

Jeanine Tesori, the composer of Shrek the Musical and Caroline, or Change, joins Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Joseph Thalken as a newly commissioned composer for Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre. (more...)

Justin Boccitto Performs George M. Cohan Tonight! At YM-YWHA August 26Justin Boccitto Performs George M. Cohan Tonight! At YM-YWHA August 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2010

Performer, choreographer and tap teacher Justin Boccitto will be performing in Chip Deffaa's award-winning Off-Broadway show, 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Wayne, NJ YM-YWHA Theater, 7 p.m., Thursday, August 26th in a special free presentation to cap the Y's summer concert series. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Hosts Talk Back Guests Beginning 7/21THE 39 STEPS Hosts Talk Back Guests Beginning 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS welcomes additional summer guests for special talk backs in July, August & September following the performance. (more...)

Andrea Martin Talks LOVE, LOSS... and 'SCTV'Andrea Martin Talks LOVE, LOSS... and 'SCTV'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2010

thestar.com's Richard Ouzounian interviewed Andrea Martin, who is currently appearing in the Toronto production of Nora and Delia Ephron's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE. Martin discussed the play ('It's a beautiful piece. Quite moving and very funny at the same time. My favourite kind of theatre'), her sources of inspiration ('I wanted to be just like [Chita Rivera]'), and her work on SCTV ('We were all kind of mad then and it was wonderful'). To read the full interview, click here. (more...)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, School Edition Plays KD Studio Thru 7/18Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, School Edition Plays KD Studio Thru 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2010

Based on legends that may (or may not) be true, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street School Edition serves up tasty feast of diabolical fun. Tickets to Sondheim's thrilling musical masterpiece are on sale now. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Comes To Pittsburgh CLO 7/6-18THE PRODUCERS Comes To Pittsburgh CLO 7/6-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2010

You'll double over with laughter when Pittsburgh CLO presents the outrageous Tony® Award-winning hit musical The Producers, July 6-18 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Jane Jams with Cheyenne & AntonioFLASHBACK FRIDAY: Jane Jams with Cheyenne & Antonio
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2010

Today, we are taking a look at some action shots from the many sirens, sexpots and showgirls (sometimes with roller skates) that stage, screen and television star Jane Krakowski has taken on in her starry career thus far. With co-stars the likes of Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Cheyenne Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera and many more it will soon become clear that a top talent like Ms. Krakowski only attracts the very best of Broadway and Hollywood and only participates in the best properties to reveal her many gifts - NINE, DAMN YANKEES and GRAND HOTEL among them! (more...)

THE 39 STEPS Announces Talk Back Guests, Starting July 21THE 39 STEPS Announces Talk Back Guests, Starting July 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS welcomes additional summer guests for special talk backs in July, August & September following the performance. (more...)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, School Edition Plays KD Studio 7/15Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, School Edition Plays KD Studio 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2010

Based on legends that may (or may not) be true, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street School Edition serves up tasty feast of diabolical fun. Tickets to Sondheim's thrilling musical masterpiece are on sale now. (more...)

Levy, Martin, Myers et al. Set For 'Jamie deRoy & Friends' Concert 7/14Levy, Martin, Myers et al. Set For 'Jamie deRoy & Friends' Concert 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2010

Jamie deRoy brings her show back to the Metropolitan Room July 14 at 7pm with special guests Natalia Zuckerman, Alexandra silber, Martin Vidnovic, Pamela Myers and Benjamin Levy. Barry Kleinbort will direct the concert, with musical direction by Christopher Danny. (more...)

Jamie deRoy and Friends Come To The Met Room 7/14Jamie deRoy and Friends Come To The Met Room 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2010

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presents a special evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Wednesday, July 14th (7PM) at the New York hotspot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~between 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, School Edition Plays KD Studio 7/15Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, School Edition Plays KD Studio 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2010

Based on legends that may (or may not) be true, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street School Edition serves up tasty feast of diabolical fun. Tickets to Sondheim's thrilling musical masterpiece are on sale now. (more...)

'Babalu' Desi Arnaz Tribute Starring Lucie Arnaz, Desi Jr & Raul Esparza Ends 7/11'Babalu' Desi Arnaz Tribute Starring Lucie Arnaz, Desi Jr & Raul Esparza Ends 7/11
by Beau Higgins - Jul 11, 2010

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly announced the special engagement of BABALU, a loving tribute celebrating the musical legacy of Desi Arnaz. Created, directed, and hosted by Lucie Arnaz, BABALU's engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center will feature multiple Tony Award-nominee and Miami native Raúl Esparza, Broadway's Tony-nominated diva of dance Valarie Pettiford and in a rare, special guest appearance, Desi Arnaz, Jr. playing percussion on his father's classic hits. (more...)

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