Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Launch Concert Tour September 16

Cabaret & Concert News   Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Launch Concert Tour September 16
 
Chita & Tune: Just in Time, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, begins in New Jersey.
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Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune hit the road September 16 in Union, New Jersey, with a new concert act entitled Chita & Tune: Just in Time.

The tour is directed and choreographed by ten-time Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele, with music direction by Michael Biagi (for Tune) and Michael Croiter (for Rivera) and lighting design by Andrew Fritsch.

Tour dates and venues for the performers, who have won a collective 12 Tony Awards, follow.

September 16 & 17– Enlow Hall/Kean University (Union, New Jersey)
September 19 – Kristin Chenoweth Theatre (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)
September 22 – Eisemann Center (Richardson, Texas)
September 23 – The Grand 1894 Opera House (Galveston, Texas)
January 17, 2018 – Van Wezel PAC (Sarasota, Florida)
January 19 – Parker Playhouse (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
January 21 – Susan L. Morse PAC (The Villages, Florida)
January 25 – McCallum Theatre (Palm Desert, California)
January 26 – Arizona Music Festival (Scottsdale, Arizona)
January 27 – Irvine Barclay Theatre (Irvine, California)
March 24 – Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, New Jersey)

“I am thrilled to be joining my dear friend, the incomparable Tommy Tune on this concert tour,” said Rivera in an earlier statement. “When we performed together in my benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in 2013, we knew then that we had something special.”

Tune added, “I love Chita Rivera. This is a dream come true!”

Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink, Chicago, Jerry’s Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Visit, and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Wonderful. She was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Barack Obama. In 2002 she received the Kennedy Center Honors, becoming the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive this award.

Tommy Tune has been honored with 10 Tony Awards recognizing him as an outstanding performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only; Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw; Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies; and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

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