"How Lucky Can You Get?" Top 10 Moments of Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Belting
By Ben Rimalower
05 Oct 2013
2. West Side Story
Despite two Tony Awards (so far!) and decade after decade of countless Broadway credits and television and film appearances and nightclubs and concerts, Chita will perhaps forever be best known as the original Anita in the landmark West Side Story. Her full-throttle "America" is in and of itself Broadway legend, and she's equally exciting solo and counterpoint in both the "Tonight" quintet and the stunning "A Boy Like That/I Have A Love."
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.