Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera will share songs and stories from her history-making performances in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and more, at Feinstein’s/54 Below this month.
Rivera’s eight-performance run begins January 9, with performances to follow January 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19. Show times are 7 PM.
Rivera won Tony Awards for her performances in The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman. She originated the role of Anita in the 1957 premiere of West Side Story, and has also starred in the Broadway productions of Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Jerry's Girls, Merlin, Bajour, Can-Can, Nine, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, as well as her autobiographical show, The Dancer's Life in 2005. Rivera most recently played Claire Zachanassian in Kander and Ebb’s The Visit, which premiered on Broadway in 2015. She made her screen debut in the 1969 film version of Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009, and received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2018.
Tickets are $85, with a $25 food and beverage minimum. VIP and premium seating ranges $120–$155. Visit 54Below.com.
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