Chita Rivera Brings Solo Show to Feinsteins at the Nikko
Come celebrate the one-and-only Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event coming to San Francisco'sFeinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason St.) for four performances only - Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 10 at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 11 at 5 p.m. The incomparable Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink, and The Visit. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio. Tickets range in price from $76-$120 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.
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. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway (2015). She starred in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer's Life, a dazzling new 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 11) before receiving a scholarship to the American School of Ballet from 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 Broadway premiere of West Side Story (1957) 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 andMr. Wonderful. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam,Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, and 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 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in November 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. Chita's current solo CD is titled "And Now I Swing."
Come sing along with the extraordinary Chita Rivera in CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason St.) onFriday, November 9 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 10 at 5 p.m. & 7 p.m., andSunday, November 10 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors.
For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit: www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.
Photo credit: Laura Marie Duncan