Will Chita Rivera come to Broadway this season with her song and dance revue?
Reached March. 5, spokespersons for Chita & All That Jazz still didn't know. The show last played in St. Petersburg, FL, through Feb. 15, but bookings beyond that haven't been announced.
Production spokesperson Merle Frimark told Playbill On-Line Rivera is on vacation for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, decisions are being made where to take the show regionally. As for Broadway, says Frimark, "We have no place to put her. At this point, everything's booked. But if something opens up..."
The material is listed as "conceived and written" by Fred Ebb, lyricist of the Kander & Ebb team that wrote both her Tony-winning shows. Alan Johnson directs. Rivera, the original Anita in West Side Story, will be supported in the show by six male dancers. Her show has been presented in San Francisco, Palm Desert, CA, Stamford CT and elsewhere.
-- By David Lefkowitz