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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
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...)

The Colony Hotel Extends Royal Room Cabaret LineupThe Colony Hotel Extends Royal Room Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - is doing something completely different this year. For the first time in the 15-year history of the Royal Room, the world famous cabaret will not close at the end of "season" but will continue offering extraordinary entertainers straight-through the summer months with dinner shows every Friday and Saturday night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Cast Celebrates Opening Night at the Westside Theatre!Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Cast Celebrates Opening Night at the Westside Theatre!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 4, 2016

The new musical Cagney, with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton andChristopher McGovern, received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company last spring, where it played a limited five-week, sold-out engagement. The production just transferred off-Broadway at at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren LeeExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren Lee
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 4, 2016

In this episode: At the next Broadway-Con they should sell a game called '6 Degrees of Darren Lee,' because he's worked with the best of the best since being a child on the original Star Search.  In this episode, Darren talks about going from featured dancer to character man, working non-stop to taking a step back, and from playing against type and dealing with racial stereotypes. At the end of the day Darren talent got him his start, but acknowledging his weaknesses and making them better is what gave him longevity.  (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This MayErik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

PDS Gypsy Awards to Honor Paula Abdul; Special Tribute to Dick Van Dyke PlannedPDS Gypsy Awards to Honor Paula Abdul; Special Tribute to Dick Van Dyke Planned
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

?Award winning singer/ dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry.  Ms. Abdul will be honored on Sunday, April 24th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Carl Jablonski and Kevin Carlisle will receive PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance.  In a special tribute, legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke will receive The Dance Legacy Award. (more...)

Ute Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York CityUte Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is set for release on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. The album presents a song cycle composed and sung by Lemper, set to words by Coelho from his 2012 novel Manuscript Found in Accra, the thematic content of which may be encapsulated in the lines, "After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to questions about life and humanity is unearthed. / Simple questions about our lives torn between happiness and sorrow and defined by hope, intelligence and desire to love as much as the capacity to hate and destroy." Coelho himself is featured on two tracks-see below for track list. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/22/2016 - 3/29/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 3/22/2016 - 3/29/2016
by - Mar 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/22/2016 - 3/29/2016. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit TonightAmas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit tonight, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center(East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie.  The master of ceremonies for the evening is noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jay Armstrong Johnson Performs Swanky 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' at BROADWAY BACKWARDSSTAGE TUBE: Jay Armstrong Johnson Performs Swanky 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2016

At the 2016 edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Jay Armstrong Johnson let his inner Marilyn Monroe fly in a glittery rendition of 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' from GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES. Click below to watch the full performance! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 19-25THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 19-25
by Nora Dominick - Mar 25, 2016

Anxiously waiting for WAITRESS to begin previews tonight? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Croons 'All I Care About Is Love' at BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDSSTAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Croons 'All I Care About Is Love' at BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2016

At the 2016 edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Broadway legend Chita Rivera brought her own brand of 'razzle-dazzle' to Kander and Ebb's 'All I Care About is Love' from CHICAGO. The actress delivered an unforgettable take on swarmy lawyer Billy Flynn, surrounded by a bevy of feathery beauties, many from the original 1996 CHICAGO revival cast, including Nili Bassman, Mindy Cooper, Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Gabriela Garcia, Mary Ann Lamb, Dana Moore and Solange Sandy. Click below to watch the full number! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with BRIGHT STAR's Josh Rhodes and Lee WilkinsExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with BRIGHT STAR's Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 24, 2016

In this episode: Bright Star choreographer and associate choreographer Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins- this creative pair is a prime example of complimenting each other and making the show and process productive and enjoyable. This may be because of the 20 years offstage they've spent practicing their partnership. This married couple talks about how being part of the ensemble has paved the way for creating and choreographing the ensemble and how persistence and perseverance will pave a bumpy road. (more...)

BWW TV: Telly Leung, Chita Rivera, Tony Yazbeck, Danielle Brooks & More Switch Things Up at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!BWW TV: Telly Leung, Chita Rivera, Tony Yazbeck, Danielle Brooks & More Switch Things Up at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled Monday, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. broadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and we're taking you backstage with the stars below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/23/2016 - LES MIZ Turns Two and More!Broadway AM Report, 3/23/2016 - LES MIZ Turns Two and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 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: LES MISERABLES celebrates its 2nd anniversary on Broadway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Eric Sciotto takes over BWW's Twitter today! (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Featuring White, Rivera, Johnson, Brooks and More, Raises Record $480K for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Featuring White, Rivera, Johnson, Brooks and More, Raises Record $480K for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled last night, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of Broadway Backwards. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Scroll down for stunning shots from the evening! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and More Belt for BC/EFA at BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Watch Highlights!STAGE TUBE: Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and More Belt for BC/EFA at BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled Monday, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. BroadwayWorld has highlights, featuring performers Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and more, below! (more...)

There's No Place Like Provincetown: Star-Studded Summer 2016 Season Announced!There's No Place Like Provincetown: Star-Studded Summer 2016 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has sprung an early spring surprise announcement of his hotly anticipated summer season for the Cape Cod destination. Since taking the helm at the venue six years ago, The Art House has presented some of Broadway and Hollywood's most talented stars. The 2016 summer season will include artists like Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty and Steve Grand. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!Photo Coverage: Stars Celebrate Inside the BROADWAY BACKWARDS After Party!
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 22, 2016

This year's BROADWAY BACKWARDS (#broadwaybackwards) took the stage last night at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC), home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. The evening is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate with the theatre community on the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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