PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Chita Rivera, Last Five Years, After Midnight and Disney's "Frozen"
19 Oct 2013
Playbill.com's weekly recap of its coverage of Broadway performances, celebrity interviews, web series and opening nights – in case they were missed the first time around.
Highlights from Chita: A Legendary Celebration
Broadway legend Chita Rivera took the stage with Chita: A Legendary Celebration to celebrate her 80th birthday and to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She was joined onstage by Ben Vereen and Tommy Tune, as well as several of her dancers from Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Dancer's Life. Highlights of the evening came from Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Seventh Heaven and the aforementioned Kiss of the Spider Woman. The sold-out event took in $413,660 for BC/EFA. Read the Playbill story.
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.