"How Lucky Can You Get?" Top 10 Moments of Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Belting
By Ben Rimalower
05 Oct 2013
9. "I Love Paris"
Can-Can is another show in which Chita toured, this one in the 80s and co-starring the Rockettes. It's fitting that I would choose not one of the big dance numbers with the Rockettes, but this classic ballad. "I Love Paris" is a standard and has been sung and recorded by countless other performers (memorably including my own beloved Patti LuPone), but Chita's rendition hold its own in that company. With big, belt notes like that, she doesn't even need to dance!
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.