Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!

A winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a National Treasure, Chita Rivera made her annual pilgrimage to Birdland for four very special concerts this past weekend. Of course, the theatrical community showed up to celebrate the ultimate singer/dancer, including Cherry Jones, Stephanie J. Block, Phyllis Newman, Tommy Tune, John McDaniel, David Cromer, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Billy Stritch, Rob Bowman, Louis St. Louis, Gerald McCullouch, Valarie Pettiford, Erich Bergen, Eric Ulloa, and Women on the Verge cast members Laura Benanti, Nikka Lanzarone, Justin Guarini, and Mary Beth Peil. The concerts were part of the Broadway at Birdland series, which celebrate performers and composers from the Great White Way.

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event and brings you photo coverage below.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos / Corbis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
'Chita Rivera In Concert'

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
The Band: Music director - drums, guitar etc - Michael Croiter, Piano - Michael Patrick Walker, Bass.- Jim Donica & Sax. - Dan Willis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
The Band: Music director - drums, guitar etc - Michael Croiter, Piano - Michael Patrick Walker, Bass.- Jim Donica & Sax. - Dan Willis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!

Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera

 

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Jim Caruso & Gerald McCullouch

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Gerald McCullouch

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Gerald McCullouch & Derek Storm

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Gerald McCullouch & Derek Storm

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
David Cromer

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Valarie Pettiford

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Valarie Pettiford

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Valarie Pettiford

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
The Band: Music director - drums, guitar etc - Michael Croiter, Piano - Michael Patrick Walker, Bass.- Jim Donica & Sax. - Dan Willis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
The Band: Music director - drums, guitar etc - Michael Croiter, Piano - Michael Patrick Walker, Bass.- Jim Donica & Sax. - Dan Willis

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera & Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera & Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera & Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera & Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Tommy Tune and Chita Rivera (Courtesy of Birdland)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
John McDaniel and Chita Rivera (Courtesy of Birdland)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Stephanie J. Block and Erich Bergen (Courtesy of Birdland)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Cherry Jones and Stephanie J. Block with Billy Stritch (Courtesy of Birdland)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera with Justin Guarini, Nikka Lanzarone, Mary Beth Peil and Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
Chita Rivera and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!
'Chita Rivera In Concert'

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Plays Birdland!


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