Mo Rocca Will Chat with Tony Winner Chita Rivera on "CBS Sunday Morning"
12 Dec 2013
Photo by Monica Simoes/Broadway Cares
Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will be profiled on the Dec. 15 broadcast of "CBS Sunday Morning," which airs in the New York metropolitan area on CBS-TV at 9 AM ET; check local listings.
Correspondent Mo Rocca, according to press notes, "got a rare glimpse into the theatrical icon’s home, personal and professional life, talking about her early beginnings in Washington, DC and New York, the original Broadway production of West Side Story in 1957 (which brought her fame), marriage, the birth of her daughter, and starring roles in such landmark musicals as Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Dancer’s Life, The Visit and more."
Rivera has received two Tony Awards (for The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and seven additional nominations. She is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009) and The Kennedy Center Honor (2002) and was appointed to a special Kennedy Center Honors Advisory Committee (2013).
Rivera will play 54 Below Dec. 31 at 7 PM and 11 PM.
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.