Chita Rivera Plays Carnegie Hall Tonight

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The Broadway legend makes her Carnegie Hall solo debut with Chita: Nowadays.
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Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran Chita Rivera makes her Carnegie Hall solo debut November 7 at 8 PM.

Directed by Graciela Daniele, the evening promises favorites from Rivera’s career, as well as new material and special collaborations with guest stars including Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Stevie Van Zandt, Javier Muñoz, James Harms, Chris Newcomer, and members of New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

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Michael Croiter leads a 15-piece band.

“There will be some new twists to a lot of wonderful material that I’ve been lucky enough to be able to do,” Rivera told Playbill.com. “I’ve got such great material thanks to Fred [Ebb] and John [Kander], and Leonard Bernstein, and all of the greats. It’s really thrilling, and my group of people that are going to be with me, it’s really gonna be a lot of fun. We’re going to have ourselves a blast.”

Rivera won Tony Awards for her performances in The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman. She originated the role of Anita in the 1957 premiere of West Side Story and has appeared in the Broadway productions of Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Jerry's Girls, Merlin, Bajour, Can-Can, and Nine, as well as her autobiographical show, The Dancer's Life. Rivera originated the role of Claire Zachanassian in the Kander-Ebb-McNally musical The Visit, which premiered on Broadway in 2015. She was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Tickets are $49-$135. Premium seat packages that include admission to the after party and signed CDs are also available. Visit ChitaInConcert.com for more information.

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