PHOTO CALL: Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Roger Rees and Julie Wilson Join Chita Rivera at Opening Night of Chita's Back!

News   PHOTO CALL: Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Roger Rees and Julie Wilson Join Chita Rivera at Opening Night of Chita's Back! Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, recently seen in the Williamstown staging of The Visit, returned to Birdland Oct. 7 for an exclusive one-week engagement.

The triple threat plays the famed jazz nightclub through Oct. 11.

Entitled Chita's Back!, the evenings, according to press notes, feature "Rivera performing some of her favorite songs, a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as recreating signature moments from her legendary career."

She is accompanied by long-time musical director Michael Croiter, associate music director/pianist Michael Patrick Walker and Jim Donica on bass.

A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as well as the Kennedy Center Honor (the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive this award), Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received seven additional Tony nominations. She is well known for her starring roles in the original Broadway productions of West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Dancer’s Life and the revivals of Nine and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among others.

There is a $40-$50 cover charge and a $10 food and drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 581-3080. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street.

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