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Also Credited As: Conchita Del Rivero
 
Date Of Birth:
January 23, 1933 (83)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
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@Chita_Rivera - 5/25/16 12:05pm So happy to have been with #JohnDoyle yesterday. Thx #Sardis. #Broadway https://t.co/M7jaMA1sbV


@Chita_Rivera - 5/24/16 11:38am So thrilled to share the evening with the incomparable #SheldonHarnick @FiddlerBroadway #SheLovesMe https://t.co/070aYn6KZL


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Chita Rivera News

Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (83)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
Broadway AM Report, 4/21/2016 - AMERICAN PSYCHO Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/21/2016 - AMERICAN PSYCHO Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMERICAN PSYCHO gets bloody on Broadway, opening tonight, and IN THE SECRET SEA opens at Theatre Row! (more...)


by Alix Cohen - Apr 21, 2016

When Tuesday night the formidable Chita Rivera opens her debut Cafe Carlyle show, An Evening of My Favorite Songs, with "I Won't Dance" (Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh), it's like watching a thoroughbred nose the racing gate. There's too little space on the small stage to do much more than shimmy, twirl, and display Bob Fosse-like arm moves; the performer exudes an urge to cut loose. At the ripe age of we-all-aspire-to-that-kind-of-unquenchable-joie-de-vivre, she shoots off sparks. (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle DebutPhoto Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Who Will Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations? Watch Live!BWW Exclusive: Who Will Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations? Watch Live!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Don't forget to watch the announcement live, exclusively here at BroadwayWorld at 11am! (more...)

ALADDIN Stars Will Announce Drama League Nominees Today; BroadwayWorld Will Exclusively Stream at 11AM!ALADDIN Stars Will Announce Drama League Nominees Today; BroadwayWorld Will Exclusively Stream at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Don't forget to watch the announcement live, right here at BroadwayWorld.com.  Check back at 11am to tune in! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Mary Ann LambExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Mary Ann Lamb
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 18, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Mary Ann Lamb. If you look up the word 'powerhouse' in the dictionary, you will find a picture of Mary Ann Lamb.  She lives her life fully onstage and off, and is a prime example of how you do one thing influences how you do another. She talks about the legends she's worked with, but in the eyes of the theatre community, she herself is a legend.  (more...)

Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater are WAITRESS and NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE  GREAT COMET OF 1812, both at American Repertory Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Denee Benton also each received nods for their respective performances.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte & More Turn Out for New Jewish Home's EIGHTY OVER EIGHTY BenefitPhoto Flash: Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte & More Turn Out for New Jewish Home's EIGHTY OVER EIGHTY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

 At its third annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala last night, The New Jewish Home(formerly, Jewish Home Lifecare), one of the country's largest and most diversified nonprofit eldercare systems, honored eight trailblazing New Yorkers over 80. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York,attracted 440 guests and raised $1.2 million for The New Jewish Home's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older New Yorkers each year. BroadwayWorld brings you coverage below! (more...)

New Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater LabNew Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre has announced the two musicals that have been chosen for the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab, a new developmental workshop for musical theater writers - SKIN & BONES by Ben Clark and Andrew Kramer and U.G.L.Y. by Darius Smith. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Iglehart Will Announce 2016 Drama League Award Nominees; BWW to Livestream!ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Iglehart Will Announce 2016 Drama League Award Nominees; BWW to Livestream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream at www.broadwayworld.com, and will be hosted by National Life Group, a longstanding Drama League partner and supporter of the arts. Since 1848, National Life has lived its corporate values of do good, be good, and make good by offering financial solutions to those it serves. (more...)

Applications for 2016 Fred Ebb Award Now AvailableApplications for 2016 Fred Ebb Award Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation, in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company, will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  Applications for the award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be accepted from June 1- 30, 2016.  The winner will be selected in November of 2016.  Eligibility criteria and Application forms can be found at the foundations website: www.fredebbfoundation.org. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey SchecterExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2016

In this episode: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter (aka Scheky) has understudied the masters, created his own path, and worked non-stop since putting on his tap shoes. After making his big break as 'Mike' in A CHORUS LINE and gaining recognition from "Every Little Step," he is gracious and grateful that the ensemble is a home he can return to, even if just temporarily.  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016
by - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 10, 2016 - Sunday, April 10, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle DebutBWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: http://www.ticketweb.com (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 72nd Annual Theatre World AwardsBernadette Peters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, Golden Globe® and three-time Tony®Award-winner and musical theater icon Bernadette Peters will be honored with the prestigious 4th Annual John Willis Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home. (more...)

69th TONY AWARDS, 'Working in the Theatre' Among 2016 Webby Award Nominees69th TONY AWARDS, 'Working in the Theatre' Among 2016 Webby Award Nominees
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS is among the nominees for this year's WEBBY AWARDS. The show was recognized for its exemplary integrated digital experience, including a red-carpet live stream and social-media coverage. (more...)

Megan Hilty and Zachary Levi Will Host the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on 5/20Megan Hilty and Zachary Levi Will Host the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced that Zachary Levi ('Chuck') and Megan Hilty ('Smash') will host the upcoming 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway)beginning at 11:30 a.m. Both Levi and Hilty are celebrated this season for their acclaimed performances in the Roundabout Theatre Company productions of She Loves Me and Noises Off, respectively. (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSCMarried Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

Mary Louise Wilson Named Guest of Honor at 34th Annual Elliot Norton AwardsMary Louise Wilson Named Guest of Honor at 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Mary Louise Wilson will be the Guest of Honor at the 34th annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.  The ceremony will feature nominated musical performances, the awarding of The Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, a post-ceremony party, and surprise appearances and performances.  Tickets for the much anticipated evening are on sale at the Citi Center Box Office, at www.citicenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. (more...)

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