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ART START Benefit to Feature Chita Rivera, Bill Cosby and Mark Nadler, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday, October 13th. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY Comes To Bristol Riverside Theater 9/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY on September 23-25. (more...)

Bill Cosby, Chita Rivera & Mark Nadler Join For 20 Year Anniv of ART START
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday, October 13th. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Host A HALLOWEEN THRILLER at NY City Center, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

Rolex presents A HALLOWEEN THRILLER A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis, - Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. (more...)

BROADWAY RECALL: Spooky Times With Chita Rivera
by Michael Dale - Oct 29, 2011

Broadway's beloved Chita Rivera in a pair of haunting clips for your Halloween enjoyment. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 19, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood begins previews tonight, Friday, October 19th at 8:00PM. The Mystery of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton, and Chita Rivera with Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, and Robert Creighton. Check out the just-released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions! (more...)

Chita Rivera & John Cullum to Headline THE VISIT Actors' Fund Broadway Concert - November 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre have announced details for their upcoming one-night-only benefit concert performance of Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum. Directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking and musical direction by David Loud, the performance will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 West 49th Street), current home to the celebrated revival of Kander & Ebb's worldwide smash Chicago. (more...)

Chita Rivera To Appear In Concert at The Segerstrom Center 11/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

Two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 10 - 13 for four shows. (more...)

Bill Cosby, Chita Rivera & Mark Nadler Lead 20 Year Anniversary Gala of ART START
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC tonight. (more...)

ART START Benefit to Feature Chita Rivera, Bill Cosby and Mark Nadler, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

ART START, an organization dedicated to providing creative arts to transform New York's at-risk kids, is hosting the 'Laugh, Sing, Dance' benefit at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday, October 13th. (more...)

Chita Rivera & John Cullum to Headline THE VISIT Actors' Fund Broadway Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre have announced details for their upcoming one-night-only benefit concert performance of Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum. Directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking and musical direction by David Loud, the performance will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 West 49th Street), current home to the celebrated revival of Kander & Ebb's worldwide smash Chicago. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Chita Rivera Uncut Part 1- Talks DROOD, WEST SIDE STORY, SWEET CHARITY, and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 25, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is currently starring alongside Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Jim Norton, and more in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which opened, November 13 at Studio 54. In this first part of a two part interview, Richard chats with Chita about playing the 'Princess Puffer', how she won her role in WEST SIDE STORY, her friendship with Gwen Verdon and so much more. Click below to watch PART 1 and check back later for PART 2! (more...)

Jeanna de Waal, Ben Thompson and More Join Marin Mazzie & Molly Ranson in New CARRIE Musical! Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2011

MCC Theater has announced the complete cast for the newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical. Carrie features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford (Academy Award winning composer and lyricist for the original film Fame) and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who also adapted the 1974 novel by Stephen King for the 1976 Brian DePalma film). Directed by Stafford Arima, performances for Carrie begin January 31, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC). The official opening night is set for March 1, 2012. (more...)

Anne Jeffreys and More Set for Actors Fund's LADIES OF AN INDETERMINATE AGE at Pantages Theatre, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

The Actors Fund presents a very special Musical Monday, an evening with five grand ladies of musical theatre in LADIES OF AN INDETERMINATE AGE on December 10, 2012. Anne Jeffreys, Jane Kean, Pat Marshall, Patricia Morison and Charlotte Rae - join together on the same stage to sing songs from their careers, talk about their co-stars, directors and composers and stray into their wicked (or not-so-wicked) adventures in the great tradition of "No Business Like Show Business." (more...)

Chita Rivera To Appear In Concert at The Segerstrom Center 11/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 10 - 13 for four shows. (more...)

Chita Rivera To Appear In Concert at The Segerstrom Center 11/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 10 - 13 for four shows. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey, May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lillias White, Adrienne Barbeau et al. Perform at ORIGINAL CAST 3 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The 28th Annual STAGE Benefit was held last weekend at the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. Entitled 'Original Cast 3,' it featured performers doing songs from shows with which they are associated. The event raised more than $200,000 for APLA's work with clients living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. See photos of Adrienne Barbeau, Lillias White, Sharon Catherine Banks, Loretta Divine, Brian Lane Green and more performing on stage below! (more...)

Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle Presents Chita Rivera in Concert Tonight, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle's 2012 Swellegance Gala Benefit will present two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston tonight, May 4, 2012 (8pm). (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, Chita Rivera: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and performs songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Appearance at NJPAC in May 2012
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is set to make an appearnce at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 19, 2012. The event, titled 'An Evening with Chita Rivera' will take place at 7PM in the Chase Room. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, May 17, 2013
by TV Scoop - May 17, 2013

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC today, May 17, 2013! (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, May 17, 2013
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2013

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, May 17, 2013! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) previously announced that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for last night, May 13 at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

Chita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) previously announced that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for tonight, May 13 (7pm) at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach Final Performance
by Beau Higgins - Mar 31, 2012

CHITA RIVERA March 20-24 & 27-31 Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story ("America"), Sweet Charity ("Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"), Chicago ("All That Jazz" and "Nowadays"), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Rink, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2013

At 6:30pm, on Monday, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
by Beau Higgins - Mar 24, 2012

CHITA RIVERA March 20-24 & 27-31 Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story ("America"), Sweet Charity ("Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"), Chicago ("All That Jazz" and "Nowadays"), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Rink, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
by Beau Higgins - Mar 16, 2012

CHITA RIVERA March 20-24 & 27-31 Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story ("America"), Sweet Charity ("Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"), Chicago ("All That Jazz" and "Nowadays"), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Rink, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. to Present ORIGINAL CAST 3, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.-will presentORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only onSaturday, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

Chita Rivera Leads THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD for Roundabout in 2012-2013; PICNIC & New Premiere Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions as part of the 2012-2013 theatrical season. In the fall of 2012, Roundabout will present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, starring Chita Rivera, featuring book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, musical direction by Paul Gemignani and direction by Scott Ellis. Winter 2013 will bring Picnic by William Inge, directed by Sam Gold. The third production announced is The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson, directed by Scott Ellis. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opens at Pittburgh CLO, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO will present Fiddler on the Roof, July 13-22 at the Benedum Center. This classic tale is filled with 'memorable music, rousing dances and a touch of human wisdom.' (more...)

Sammy Davis Jr. Musical YES I CAN in Development; Workshop Set for 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a musical based on the life of legendary singer Sammy Davis, Jr. is in the works. A workshop for the new show, titled Yes I Can, will be held at the end of February, as specified in a casting notice for the show. (more...)

Kritzerland Presents THE SONGS OF JERRY BOCK & SHELDON HARNICK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents 'The Songs of Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick' tonight, January 6, 2012, at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Co-Host Column Awards, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

The COLUMN AWARDS Board of Directors and the Executive Director/Producer announced today that Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Chita Rivera will be the Co-host for the 13th Annual COLUMN AWARDS Gala. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Visits SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Chita Rivera attended SILENCE! The Musical at P.S. 122 this past Thursday, February 2nd, and she remained afterwards to praise the cast and pose for photos. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Co-Host Column Awards, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

The COLUMN AWARDS Board of Directors and the Executive Director/Producer announced today that Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Chita Rivera will be the Co-host for the 13th Annual COLUMN AWARDS Gala. (more...)

Boston Youth Moves Producers' Circle to Present Chita Rivera in Concert, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

The Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle announces the 2012 Swellegance Gala Benefit will present two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston on Friday May 4, 2012 (8pm). (more...)

Theatre Museum Awards Announce 2012 Honorees: Frederick O. Olsson, Stagedoor Manor & TCG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012 is the day when the Theatre Museum Awards return to the stage to honor and celebrate outstanding achievement in the theatre industry. (more...)

Sammy Davis Jr. Stage Show in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Broadway veteran Sammy Davis Jr.'s life story will be turned into a stage show in the near future. The announcement was made today, December 28, by Entertainment Studios on what would have been the entertainer's 86th birthday. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JERRY BOCK & SHELDON HARNICK, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2012

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents 'The Songs of Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick' on Sunday, January 6, 2012, at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Chita Rivera Uncut Part 2- Talks CHICAGO, THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 2, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is currently starring alongside Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Jim Norton, and more in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which opened, November 13 at Studio 54. In this second part of the interview, Richard chats with Chita about playing her iconic role in Chicago, starring alongside friend Liza Minnelli in The Rink, earning her second Tony for Kiss of the Spider Woman, and so much more! Watch PART 2 below! (more...)

Anne Jeffreys and More Set for Actors Fund's LADIES OF AN INDETERMINATE AGE at Pantages Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

The Actors Fund presents a very special Musical Monday, an evening with five grand ladies of musical theatre in LADIES OF AN INDETERMINATE AGE tonight, December 10, 2012. Anne Jeffreys, Jane Kean, Pat Marshall, Patricia Morison and Charlotte Rae - join together on the same stage to sing songs from their careers, talk about their co-stars, directors and composers and stray into their wicked (or not-so-wicked) adventures in the great tradition of "No Business Like Show Business." (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 22, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company announced the full cast this July for the new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The show is set to open on November 13, 2012 and will star Stephanie J. Block as Edwin Drood. Meet the whole cast in the video and bios below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

At 6:30pm, tonight, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

THE HOW AND THE WHY Rounds Out TimeLine Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company, dedicated to presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, announces that The How and the Why by Sarah Treem (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment), directed by Keira Fromm and starring Janet Ulrich Brooks and Elizabeth Ledo, will be the third production of its 2013-14 season. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) is pleased to announce Broadway icon CHITA RIVERA will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for Monday May 13 (7pm) at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. Presents ORIGINAL CAST 3 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.- presents ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only, tonight, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

Shirley Jones, John Lloyd Young, Lillias White et al. Featured in ORIGINAL CAST 3 Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E. presents ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasing artists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, tonight, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, returns to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

The Theatre Museum Gala Honors Stagedoor Manor with Star Alumni Appearances, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2012

Since 1976, young artists have flocked to Stagedoor Manor to pursue their dreams of performing. And on Monday, April 30, 2012, some of the Manor's best and brightest will pay tribute to their alma mater as it receives the prestigious Theatre Arts Education Award at the 2012 Theatre Museum Awards Gala Celebration. See photos of this year's alumni participants below! (more...)

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