Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Will Play Bard SummerScape

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Chita: A Legendary Celebration will be presented in late July at the Spiegeltent Cabaret.
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Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera will share songs and stories from her history-making performances in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and more July 28 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM at Bard SummerScape.

Rivera’s shows will take place in the Spiegeltent. Get tickets here.

Read: WITH A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT TONY ON HER MANTLE, CHITA RIVERA REVEALS THE SECRET TO A LIFELONG BROADWAY CAREER

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.

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Rivera has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky. Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.

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