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Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons

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At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant yesterday, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's The Visit. Scroll down for photos of the festivities!

Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., special guests included Joel Grey, Bernadette Peters, Bebe Neuwirth, Tyne Daly, Tommy Tune, Tovah Feldshuh, Ben Vereen, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Laura Osnes, Steven Boyer, Andy Carl, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jean Doumanian, Harriet Harris, Judy Kuhn, Adriane Lenox, Micah Stock, Max Von Essen, Sydney Lucas, Brad Oscar, Geneva Carr, Beth Malone, Sarah Stiles and more, along with Chita Rivera and the cast of The Visit, as well as director John Doyle, and playwright Terrence McNally.

According to Page Six, one guest -- British restaurant owner Phil Winser -- was so over the moon with Rivera's presence that he jumped into the restaurant's famous decorative pool. "Well, [Tony nominee] Sting's not here, so someone has to act like a rock star," he said.

Along with her Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Rivera has also received a Drama Desk Award nomination, and an Outer Critic Circle Award nomination for her role in The Visit. Earlier this month, she was the winner of the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award.

Rivera has won two Tony Awards and received seven additional Tony nominations. Her career highlights include starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Dancer's Life, recent revivals of The Mystery of Edwin Drood andNine, and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. On tour she has starred in The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Sweet Charity, Zorba. She was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Kennedy Center Honor.

Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Du?rrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visit is about greed, love, and one woman's carefully plotted revenge. The oft-widowed Claire Zachanassian (Chita Rivera), richest woman in the world, returns to the hardship- stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but her arrival carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks "What can your heart afford?"

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Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Sydney Lucas, Montego Glover

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Sarah Stiles, Conrad Ricamora

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
John Riddle, Chris Newcomer, George Abud

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Orfeh, Andy Karl

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Laura Michelle Kelly, Max von Essen, Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Steven Boyer, Sarah Stiles

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Laura Michelle Kelly , Max von Essen

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Chita Rivera, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey, Tyne Daly

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Orfeh, Daryl Roth

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Steven Boyer, Sarah Stiles, Micah Stock

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Conrad Ricamora, RuthieAnn Miles

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Sydney Lucas, Liz Smith

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Tom Nelis, John Riddle

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Mary Beth Peil, Victoria Clark, Judy Kuhn

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Tommy Tune, Brad Oscar, Harriet Harris

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Edgar Bronfman Jr., Clarrisa Bronfman, Terrence McNally

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Bernadette Peters, Bebe Neuwirth, Victoria Clark, Mary Beth Peil

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Chita Rivera, Beth Malone

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
John Riddle, Michelle Veintimilla

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Jean Doumanian, Tommy Tune

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Terrence McNally, Bebe Neuwirth

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Chita Rivera

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Laura Osnes, Conrad Ricamora, Harriet Harris, Ruthie Ann Miles, Victoria Clark

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Chita Rivera

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Joel Grey, Isabel Toledo, Ruben Toledo

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Tovah Feldshuh, Bernadette Peters

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Sydney Lucas

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Beth Malone

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Bebe Neuwirth

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Orfeh

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Conrad Ricamora

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Jean Doumanian

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
THE VISIT cast members David Garrison, George Abud, Matt Dengler, John Riddle, Chris Newcomer

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Isabel Toledo

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
Ruthie Ann Miles



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