Rivera, who will play the intimate nightspot through Nov. 24, will perform tunes from West Side Story ("America"), Sweet Charity ("Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"), Chicago ("All That Jazz" and "Nowadays") and The Rink ("Chief Cook and Bottle Washer"). The Broadway favorite will be backed by musical director Carmel Dean on piano, Michael Croiter on drums and Jim Donica on bass. Born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero in 1933, Chita Rivera is one of the theatre's most acclaimed performers. She has won Tony Awards for her performances in two Kander and Ebb musicals, The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman, and was also nominated for her work in Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Bring Back Birdie, Merlin, Jerry's Girls and her most recent outing, the Tony-winning revival of Nine. Rivera's other Broadway credits include the musical Seventh Heaven, her Broadway debut; Mr. Wonderful; the original production of West Side Story; and Bajour. She appeared in the film version of "Sweet Charity," starred in the world premiere of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, and also headlined Bernarda Alba at the Mark Taper Forum.
Rivera was most recently on Broadway in Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, which officially opened Dec. 11, 2005. That production played 20 previews and 72 regular performances before closing Feb. 19, 2006.
Show times at Feinstein's are Tuesday-Saturday at 8:30 PM with late shows Friday and Saturday at 11 PM.
All shows have a $75 cover and a $40 minimum.
Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. For reservations call (212) 339-4095 or visit ticketweb.com or feinsteinsattheregency.com.