BWW TV: Chita's Back! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Previews Birdland Return!
The incomparable CHITA RIVERA returns to Birdland (315 West 44 Street) for seven shows only, Tuesday, October 7 through Saturday, October 11. In the intimate setting of Birdland, CHITA'S BACK will feature Ms. Rivera performing some of her favorite songs, a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as recreating signature moments from her legendary career. She will be accompanied by her long-time music directorMichael Croiter, associate music director/pianist Michael Patrick Walker and Jim Donica on bass.
She just chatted with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming series and below you can catch the full interview!
A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Ms. Rivera is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as well as the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor (the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive this award), She has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received seven additional Tony nominations. It was her electric performance as Anita in the Broadway premiere of West Side Story which brought her stardom. She is well known for her starring roles in the original Broadway productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Dancer's Life, and the revivals of Nine and The Mystery of Edwin Drood among many others.
CHITA'S BACK will have the following performance schedule at Birdland: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October, 7, 8, 9 at 8:30 PM; Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11 at 8:30 PM and 11:00 PM. Tickets are $50 (General Admission) and $40 (bar seating) and may be obtained by calling 212-581-3080 or online atwww.birdlandjazz.com. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person.