"How Lucky Can You Get?" Top 10 Moments of Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Belting
By Ben Rimalower
05 Oct 2013
8. "Spread A Little Sunshine"
Did somebody say sexy? Chita may have been several decades into her Broadway stardom when she played Fastrada in Bob Fosse's televised production of Pippin, but she was hotter than ever in sleeveless silver sequins with legs for days. She sang the hell out of Stephen Schwartz's "Spread A Little Sunshine" and found just the right balance of seductive, conniving and comedic.
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.