Chita Rivera News

 

Chita Rivera News

Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (83)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical makes its Washington area premiere at National Theatre December 13 - 31, 2016. Hailed by The New York Times as '100 times better than any bedside story,' this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. (more...)

BWW Review: JACQUES' ART NEST at National Dance InstituteBWW Review: JACQUES' ART NEST at National Dance Institute
by Amber Adams - Nov 4, 2016

'I want every child to have the highest level of arts education and you learn by doing, not by reading about it or seeing it on TV. Our children become the dancers. It changes how they see themselves,' Ellen Weinstein, Artistic Director of NDI. (more...)

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGOPhoto Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $21-31 and go on sale October 1 at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students.  (more...)

Stage Legend Chita Rivera Performs Hits from Her Remarkable Career at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/20Stage Legend Chita Rivera Performs Hits from Her Remarkable Career at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Chita Rivera is at home on the biggest Broadway stages and at Carnegie Hall - now you can see her perform on the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse!  Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a one-night-only celebration of the Tony Award winner on Sunday, November 20th at 7:00 pm.  Called a "force of nature" by the Associated Press, Chita will perform all the hits from her remarkable 65 year career including numbers from "West Side Story"; "Sweet Charity"; "Chicago'; "Kiss of the Spider Woman"; "Bye, Bye Birdie" and more! Ticket holders are invited to a free wine tasting in the lobby of The Playhouse at 6:15 pm, courtesy of The Wine Group/Benziger Family Winery-and can start off their evening with a Prix Fixe Dinner at Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield). Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, this show will also include a special tribute to Ms. Rivera's dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb (writers of Kiss of the Spider Woman), as well as songs by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim. Media sponsor for this event is Fine Arts Radio WMNR 88.1fm. (more...)

Don't Tell Mama Announces BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH November LineupDon't Tell Mama Announces BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH November Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for November! (more...)

George Dvorsky Returns Home for BILLY ELLIOT at the Palace Theatre This FallGeorge Dvorsky Returns Home for BILLY ELLIOT at the Palace Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Local Broadway actor George Dvorsky will return home to take on the role of Billy's Dad in the moving musical 'Billy Elliot'. (more...)

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to Be Feted at Broadway Dreams Gala; ANASTASIA Stars to Perform!Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to Be Feted at Broadway Dreams Gala; ANASTASIA Stars to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Broadway Dreams has announced that its annual Night of Dreams Gala, to be held on Monday, November 21, 2016, will honor Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the inaugural Arts Advancement Award. Point Park University is the leading education sponsor of the event. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This MonthTony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb AwardSongwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 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 to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore.  (more...)

Donna Migliaccio to Star in SILVER BELLES World Premiere at Signature Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!Donna Migliaccio to Star in SILVER BELLES World Premiere at Signature Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: She's Got a Lot of Livin' to Do! Jennifer Lopez Performs Classic BYE BYE BIRDIE Tune on Opening Night in Las VegasSTAGE TUBE: She's Got a Lot of Livin' to Do! Jennifer Lopez Performs Classic BYE BYE BIRDIE Tune on Opening Night in Las Vegas
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez is set to star as Rosie in the 2017 NBC Live Musical, Bye Bye Birdie. But this won't be the superstar's first time singing music from the iconic score-check out Lopez performing 'Lot of Livin' on the opening night of her show in Las Vegas below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall!Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall!
by Walter McBride - Oct 29, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS will arrive at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7 (8PM), marking the the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway; and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

It's Time to Telephone Your Best Friend and Celebrate BYE BYE BIRDIE!It's Time to Telephone Your Best Friend and Celebrate BYE BYE BIRDIE!
by Nora Dominick - Oct 28, 2016

To celebrate the iconic musical being the next live NBC production, BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of our favorite Bye Bye Birdie performances from over the years! Check it out below! (more...)

Joshua Lance Dixon Set for This Weekend's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH at Don't Tell MamaJoshua Lance Dixon Set for This Weekend's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, will be rounding out their, Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch, October special guest line up this Sunday, October 30th, with one of Mama's Next Big Act winners, Joshua Lance Dixon! (more...)

NBC Sets BYE BYE BIRDIE as Next Live Musical - Theater Fans React!NBC Sets BYE BYE BIRDIE as Next Live Musical - Theater Fans React!
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Following the announcement, theater fans took to social media to react to the news. Check out some of their responses below (more...)

BWW TV: She's Heaven Nowadays- Chita Rivera and Friends Preview Her Carnegie Hall Debut!BWW TV: She's Heaven Nowadays- Chita Rivera and Friends Preview Her Carnegie Hall Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS will arrive at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7 (8PM), marking the the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway; and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATORHAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Sol Project, the new New York-based theater collective raising visibility for Latinx playwrights, has received funding to support the initiative's first production, Hilary Bettis's Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with New Georges at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, November 27-December 18, 2016. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena StageBetsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez Will Star In BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE On NBC in 2017Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez Will Star In BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE On NBC in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This just in! Tonight at the Paley Center, during a conversation with Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment) , Greenblatt revealed the network's next big musical. And, it's ..... (more...)

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