"How Lucky Can You Get?" Top 10 Moments of Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Belting
By Ben Rimalower
05 Oct 2013
10. "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This"
Chita Rivera starred as the title role in the original national tour of Sweet Charity and then played the second banana, Nicky, in Bob Fosse's 1969 film starring Shirley MacLaine. Lucky for us, Nicky gets to sing a good chunk of one of the best songs and so we have this delicious clip of Chita for the ages. Part of what has always made her great is how conversational her singing voice is — she sings the way she speaks. This means her acting always extends into the song, making the lyrics interesting and believable, and, as in this case, a lot of fun!
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!