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  • Conchita Del Rivero

  • Date Of Birth:
    January 23, 1933 (81)
    Birth Place:
    Washington, DC, USA
    Gender:
    Female
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    @Chita_Rivera - 12/4/14 07:15pm Chita Rivera Presents Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen With the 2014 Fred Ebb Award.(with John Kander) http://t.co/tZ47U79Thy


    @Chita_Rivera - 12/3/14 06:43pm Thanks to the Museum of the City of New York Benefit last night! It was grand.


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    Jon Peterson's HE WROTE GOOD SONGS to Play State 72/The Triad, 10/27Jon Peterson's HE WROTE GOOD SONGS to Play State 72/The Triad, 10/27
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

    Monday, October 27 at 9:00 pm there will be a special performance at State 72 / The Triad, 158 West 72 Street (just off Broadway). Written and performed by Jon Peterson, 'He Wrote Good Songs' is the story of Anthony Newley, the legendary British actor, singer, song-writer, director. (more...)

    Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/11-10/12/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/11-10/12/2014
    by - Oct 12, 2014

    Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at Birdland
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

    There was a happening on West 44th Street! For a week, Chita Rivera brought her joyful, razzle-dazzling nightclub act to Birdland, which she calls her favorite room in the city. “These walls are filled with the best music! Playing Birdland just makes me feel cool,” she proclaimed. As if her iconic Broadway career wasn't cool enough, “Chita's Back” was a concert for the history books – with the ever-youthful legend in fine fettle; singing, dancing and telling some of the best insider stories any theater-lover could hope for. Material from Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story and The Visitwere included, as well as a James Taylor duet with daughter, Lisa Mordente. The swinging was band led by guitarist/percussionist Michael Croiter, with Michael Patrick Walker on piano, Jim Donica on bass, and Dan Willis on saxophone. (more...)

    Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
    by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

    In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Miss Coco Peru Comes to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Miss Coco Peru Comes to Birdland
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

    The Broadway at Birdland concert series was happy to present Miss Coco Peru in 'Have You Heard?' this past Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

    Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Michael Dameski and More at Career Transition For Dancers' 29th JubileePhoto Flash: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Michael Dameski and More at Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Jubilee
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

    ROLEX presented NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town -- Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury received the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. James Earl Jones, Ms. Lansbury's Driving Miss Daisy co-star, presented her with the award. The 2014 Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards honorees went to Janice Galli Becker, Fe Saracino Fendi, and Joe Tremaine & Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions. Scroll down for photos of the performances and starry attendees! (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Lindsay Mendez, Jenn Colella & More Sing Lynne Shankel at 54 Below!STAGE TUBE: Lindsay Mendez, Jenn Colella & More Sing Lynne Shankel at 54 Below!
    by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

    54 Below just welcomed SHANKTUNES- an evening of original songs by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator/arranger Lynne Shankel. Lynne was joined onstage by some of New York's finest talent for a fun-filled evening of her blend of pop, R&B, swing and musical theatre. ShankTunes featured songs from the recent Off-Broadway production of bare, as well as premieres of brand new songs. The evening was directed by Stafford Arima. Check out highlights from the night below! (more...)

    Drama League Will Honor James Earl Jones at 2015 Gala- MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAYDrama League Will Honor James Earl Jones at 2015 Gala- MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

    The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) announced today they will honor the legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at the 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held onMonday evening, February 2, 2015 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The black-tie gala, which features dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only musical tribute inspired by Mr. Jones' career in theater, film and television, supports The Drama League's educational initiatives for promising young artists. Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Career Transition for Dancers' 29th Anniversary JubileePhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Career Transition for Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
    by Jennifer Broski - Oct 7, 2014

    Just last night, ROLEX presented NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee at New York City Center. Angela Lansbury received the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

    Photo Coverage: John Kander, James Rado & More Celebrate Abe JacobPhoto Coverage: John Kander, James Rado & More Celebrate Abe Jacob
    by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 7, 2014

    Long-time friends, associates and family gathered last night (October 6) to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the theatre community's most treasured members - award-winning sound designer Abe Jacob. (more...)

    CHITA'S BACK at Birdland TonightCHITA'S BACK at Birdland Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

    Birdland is proud to announce the return of Broadway icon Chita Rivera in Chita's Back! this week, October 7 - 11, 2014. (more...)

    Lisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron Join Creative Team for BIRDS at This/That FestivalLisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron Join Creative Team for BIRDS at This/That Festival
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

    Lisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron have joined the creative team of BIRDS, Marcina Zaccaria's provocative new play which premieres Friday, October 17 at 10PM, kicking off the THIS/THAT Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

    'Open a New Window': Angela Lansbury Receives Honor Tonight'Open a New Window': Angela Lansbury Receives Honor Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

    Dame Angela Lansbury tonight receives the 2014 Rolex Dance Award from the Career Tranisition for Dancers', during their 29th Anniversary Jubilee tonight. (more...)

    Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

    This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

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    by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

    ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee tonight, October 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. Special performance is added. (more...)

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    by - Oct 5, 2014

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    by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 5, 2014

    Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Chita Rivera in 'CHITA'S BACK!,' Joanna Gleason with Well Strung, 54 Sings Sinatra, The Newtildas: Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, & Ava Ulloa, and Lesli Margherita in 'All Hail the Queen.' (more...)

    Sunday Special: Celebrating Living Legend Terrence McNally of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYSunday Special: Celebrating Living Legend Terrence McNally of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
    by Louisa Brady - Oct 5, 2014

    Four time Tony Award Winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY is opening on Thursday, October 9th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. In anticipation of McNally's upcoming opening night, BroadwayWorld is taking a look at his legendary career over the past several decades. (more...)

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    by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

    ROLEX Presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee at the Hilton New York Hotel 6th Ave (bet 54 & 55 Sts) on Monday, Oct. 6th. (more...)

    Christopher Gattelli, Beth & Allan Williams to be Honored at 2014 NYMF GalaChristopher Gattelli, Beth & Allan Williams to be Honored at 2014 NYMF Gala
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

    The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and theatre producer and manager Beth Williams and Allan Williams will be honored at its 2014 Gala to be held on Sunday, November 9th at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. (more...)

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