Rivera, who headlined a three-week engagement at Feinstein's last November, will offer her New York area fans another chance to witness the showbiz pro recount highlights of her Broadway career – spanning over 50 years. Chita Rivera: The Secret of Life promises selections including West Side Story's "America"; Sweet Charity's "Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"; Chicago's "All That Jazz" and "Nowadays"; The Rink's "Chief Cook and Bottle Washer"; and songs from Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Rivera's musical director Carmel Dean will lead an onstage trio of musicians.
The two-time Tony Award winner will also take The Secret of Life to the Kansas City Repertory Theatre on April 28. Rivera most recently performed her solo show to sold-out audiences in London as part of the Feinstein's at the Shaw series.
Following her April 13 Queensboro PAC engagement, Rivera heads to Washington, D.C., April 14 to begin rehearsals for the Signature Theatre staging of Kander and Ebb's The Visit. Rivera co-stars with Tony Award winner George Hearn in the musical based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Rivera made her Broadway debut in 1953's Can-Can. Her lengthy career includes Mr. Wonderful, Bajour and Seventh Heaven. Rivera originated the role of Anita in West Side Story and has been Tony-nominated for her work in Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Bring Back Birdie, Merlin, Jerry's Girls, Nine and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. She earned Tony Awards for the Kander and Ebb musicals The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Tickets for Chita Rivera: The Secret of Life at the Queensboro Performing Arts Center are $45 and are available by phoning (718) 631-6311 or by visiting www.qcc.cuny.edu/QPAC.
The Queensboro PAC is located at the Queensborough Community College in Flushing, Queens.