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CHITA advertises last weeks#0
Posted: 2/9/06 at 1:49pm
There's no official date yet, but it looks like Chita is near closing.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#1
Posted: 2/9/06 at 2:18pm
That is sad. But I'm happy for Chita that the show is going to have an international tour and that it's not dead.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#2
Posted: 2/9/06 at 3:53pm
The full advertisment read:

"Last Weeks before International Tour"

so it's not really closing.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#3
Posted: 2/9/06 at 3:56pm
Alas, the last cheap ploy to sell tickets. It should say "LAST WEEK". And what about the few people who bought those seats for that dance class thing, I hope they are still going to honor that. Adore Chita, But this show was the worst flop of her career.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#4
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:23pm
No closing date has been officially announced.

Yankee, Ig et what you're saying, but it's not gonna go on tour without Chita, so that's definitely saying something for a closing.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#5
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:27pm
Jimmirae. you should have seen merlin. you might not be so quick to judge this show as a flop
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#6
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:36pm
Nothing beats "Bring Back Birdie"
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#7
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:36pm
This show is hardly the worst flop of Chita's career.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#8
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:39pm
this is too bad
i really wished this show was going to do well
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and she never wrote back to me either...
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#9
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:40pm
Chita had some great songs in Merlin, including "I Can Make It Happen" and "In Time Nobody Will Remember Him." Even though the show was a mess, Chita's stage presence made it slightly enjoyable, I'm sure.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#10
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:47pm
Bring Back Birdie
[Original, Musical, Comedy] Performer: Chita Rivera Mar 5, 1981 - Mar 7, 1981 (not including previews)

This is probably the biggest flop. Although I adore the cast album!
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#11
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:47pm
Bring Back Birdie - 4 performances

I think that qualifies as the worst.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#12
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:51pm
Jinx. You owe me a coke!
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#13
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:56pm
But what of Casper, The Musical?
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#14
Posted: 2/9/06 at 4:58pm
What of it? I don't think it was meant as a serious project and even if it was, she had already committed to The Visit in Chicago. Her run in Casper was limited from the start.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#15
Posted: 2/9/06 at 5:00pm
I feel like this is one show that can't be coined as a success or failure.

I mean, yeah, it wasn't what it should have/could have been. But let's face it, it was to see Chita perform, right? That's not an excuse for a poor show, but it is the marketing ploy.

I doubt anyone said, "WOW - Chita is amazing. One of my favorites. Let's go see her on Broadway! Oh, but the reviews....Oh well, forget it."

I think therein lies the problem of her fan base.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#16
Posted: 2/9/06 at 5:05pm
Bring Back Birdie may have had a bad book, but the music is wonderful...especially Chita's three big numbers. Chita was nice enough to sign my Bring Back Birdie poster this Sunday after the matinee. I was worried that she wouldn't sign since it was such a huge flop, but she did! I definitely consider myself Bring Back Birdie's biggest fan. re: CHITA advertises last weeks
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#17
Posted: 2/9/06 at 5:08pm
"I Like What I Do"

I sing this while I clean the apartment. I'm the guy in 13G!
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#18
Posted: 2/9/06 at 5:12pm
and "Zenda"

and "1491"

maybe now "The Visit" will finally get off the ground....
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#19
Posted: 2/9/06 at 5:17pm
I saw her show twice. The woman is a legend. It was worth seeing just to see her perform.
Who does not love Chita? Just Rita?
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#20
Posted: 2/9/06 at 5:25pm
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#21
Posted: 2/9/06 at 5:54pm
Hopefully a cd or dvd will be recorded and it can be sold at the theatres during the tour performances. I'm still holding out hopes for this to be put out on DVD...
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#22
Posted: 2/9/06 at 6:01pm
Looks like Drowsy Chaperone should have waited a week or two.
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#23
Posted: 2/9/06 at 6:19pm
A real shame

We saw it with 2 other couples who loved it. I am also glad we finally met her after NINE
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re: CHITA advertises last weeks#24
Posted: 2/9/06 at 7:01pm
Chita Rivera is a class act. She is an amazing dancer and person. Truly an inspiration for anyone that has ever been a gypsy. I love her!
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