By Andrew Gans
12 Dec 2013
|Photo by Monica Simoes/Broadway Cares|
Correspondent Mo Rocca, according to press notes, "got a rare glimpse into the theatrical icon’s home, personal and professional life, talking about her early beginnings in Washington, DC and New York, the original Broadway production of West Side Story in 1957 (which brought her fame), marriage, the birth of her daughter, and starring roles in such landmark musicals as Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Dancer’s Life, The Visit and more."
Rivera has received two Tony Awards (for The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and seven additional nominations. She is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009) and The Kennedy Center Honor (2002) and was appointed to a special Kennedy Center Honors Advisory Committee (2013).