Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Café Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below!

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An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. Additionally, she has toured in Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba and Can-Can with The Rockettes.

Regarding her upcoming Café Carlyle residency, Chita says: "I'm thrilled to be finally performing at the famed CaféCarlyle." At The Carlyle, Chita Rivera will be joined by music director Michael Croiter (percussion and guitar), associate music directorMichael Patrick Walker (piano), Jim Donica (bass) and Dan Willis (reeds).

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Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
Chita Rivera

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The Carlyle

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Chita Rivera

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Chita Rivera

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Cafe Carlyle

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Chita Rivera & Michele Lee

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Maureen Van Zandt, Steven Van Zandt, Chita Rivera, Joy Philbin, Regis Philbin

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Chita Rivera & Michael Crofter, Music Director, Michael Patrick Walker, Assoc. Music Director, Piano, Jim Donica Bass, Dan Willis, Reeds

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Lisa Mordente, Chita Rivera, Robert Osborne

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