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Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera

The evening featured a performance by Sara Bareilles.

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company honored the great Chit Rivera at its 2022 Gala "Paint the Town" at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City. The evening celebrated Ms. Rivera's contribution to the theater and include the presentation of The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre, named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and memorable body of stage work. It is given to those who have made an indelible impact on both theatre and Roundabout.

The evening featured a special appearance from Sara Bareilles, who perform a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion.

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. A versatile actress/singer/dancer, her most recent starring roles include The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer's Life, a dazzling musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. She trained as a ballerina (from age nine) before receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine. Chita's first appearance (age 17) was as a principal dancer in Call Me Madam. Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. 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), and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes. Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita performed her solo concert at London's Cadogan Hall; in 2018 she was honored as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Great Performances aired their special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career nationally on PBS. Her current solo CD is entitled And Now I Swing. Her most treasured production is her daughter, singer/dancer/choreographer Lisa Mordente.

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Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
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Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Jane Lynch

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Gingi Wingard, Dr. Jason Wingard

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Gingi Wingard, Dr. Jason Wingard

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
William Rudin and family

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Danny Burstein

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Danny Burstein

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Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Johannes Worsoe, Regis Worsoe

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Diane Paulus

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Diane Paulus

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Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Jeanne-Marie Christman, Todd Haimes

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Jeanne-Marie Christman, Todd Haimes

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Cherry Jones

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Cherry Jones

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Jamie deRoy, Richard Maltby, Jr.

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Jamie deRoy, Richard Maltby, Jr.

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Gavin Creel

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Gavin Creel

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Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Diane Tuft, Chita Rivera, Tom Tuft

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Betsy Wolfe

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Betsy Wolfe

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Richard Kind

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Richard Kind

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Kitty Patterson Kempner, Thomas Kempner

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Kitty Patterson Kempner, Thomas Kempner

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Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford

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Helen Mirren

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Kenny Leon

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Kenny Leon

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LaChanze

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Michael Kors, Lance LePere

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Marc Murphy, Pamela Schein Murphy

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Marc Murphy, Pamela Schein Murphy

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Marc Murphy

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Marc Murphy

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Gingi Wingard, Yvette Ganier, Dr. Jason Wingard

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Gingi Wingard, Yvette Ganier, Dr. Jason Wingard

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Todd Haimes

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Helen Mirren

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Helen Mirren

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Helen Mirren

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Helen Mirren

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Helen Mirren

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Helen Mirren

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Helen Mirren, Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
Sara Bareilles

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
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Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
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Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
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