Chita Rivera Honored by League of Professional Theatre Women (Photos)

PlayBlog   Chita Rivera Honored by League of Professional Theatre Women (Photos)
The League of Professional Theatre Women presented Tony Award winner Chita Rivera with its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at the League’s Awards Luncheon, held Dec. 9 at Sardi's.

The award, which honors women exhibiting exemplary service to the theatre, was presented by Rivera's daughter, singer/dancer/choreographer Lisa Mordente.

The recipients of The Lee Reynolds Award (Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Lynn Nottage) and The Josephine Abady Award (Kamilah Forbes, artistic director of the annual three-week Hip-Hop Theatre Festival) were also honored at the luncheon.

[caption id="attachment_12399" align="aligncenter" width="370" caption="Chita Rivera"]Chita Rivera[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12400" align="aligncenter" width="370" caption="Lynn Nottage"]Lynn Nottage[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12401" align="aligncenter" width="370" caption="Kamilah Forbes"]Kamilah Forbes[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12402" align="aligncenter" width="370" caption="Lisa Mordente and Chita Rivera"]Lisa Mordente and Chita Rivera[/caption]
photos by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

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