28 Jul 2014
Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will return to Birdland for seven shows this fall.
The Broadway favorite will play the famed jazz venue Oct. 7-11.
In Chita's Back, the acclaimed singing actress will perform "some of her favorite songs, [offer] a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, [and re-create] signature moments from her legendary career." She will be accompanied by her long-time music director Michael Croiter, associate music director/pianist Michael Patrick Walker and Jim Donica on bass.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.