PHOTO CALL: Chita Rivera Crowned Queen in "Johnny and the Sprites"
22 Feb 2008
Stage legend Chita Rivera will appear on the March 15 episode of the Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites," which stars fellow Broadway actor John Tartaglia.
Rivera guest stars as the Queen of All Magical Beings on the episode airing at 7:30 AM ET on the cable network; check local listings.
"Johnny and the Sprites" is set in "a beautiful, enchanted world of whimsy where Johnny and his friends, the Sprites: Ginger, Basil, Lily and Root, sing, have fun and learn valuable life lessons about getting along together, solving problems and respecting the world around them," according to show notes.
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.