Rivera, Rubin-Vega, Perez and Esparza to Offer Latin Rhythms Nov. 20

News   Rivera, Rubin-Vega, Perez and Esparza to Offer Latin Rhythms Nov. 20 An Evening of Latin Rhythms is the title of an upcoming benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera Photo by Paul Kolnik

The Nov. 20 performance — where Latin music and Broadway will unite — will be held at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, Les Miserables' Daphne Rubin-Vega, stage and screen star Rosie Perez and Company's Raúl Esparza are all scheduled to perform accompanied by a live Latin band. Grammy Award winner Ray Santos will orchestrate and conduct the evening's music. Richard Amaro will direct and choreograph the performance, which will "re-create a night at the historical Palladium during its heyday in the 1950s."

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $100 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located in Manhattan at 237 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $50-$500, are available by visiting www.bcefa.org.

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