Photos: In Rehearsal with Chita Rivera

Photos   Photos: In Rehearsal with Chita Rivera
Go inside the rehearsal room with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera as she prepares for her Carnegie Hall solo debut.
Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera and Andy Karl Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will make her Carnegie Hall solo debut November 7 at 8 PM with Chita: Nowadays. Directed by Graciela Daniele, the evening promises favorites from Rivera’s career, as well as new material and special collaborations with her guest stars, including Tony winner Alan Cumming and Tony nominee Andy Karl.

A “very unique version” of “America” from West Side Story is also promised. Michael Croiter will lead a 15-piece band.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to play one of the most prestigious venues in the world, Carnegie Hall. We’re going to have a ball!” Rivera said in an earlier statement.

The evening is produced by Daniel Nardicio. “Chita is a national treasure, musical theater goddess, and as anyone who knows her can attest, one incredible lady,” Nardicio said. “Once I tackled Carnegie Hall with Alan Cumming and we nailed it with a sold-out show, speaking with friend, and Chita’s music director, Michael Croiter we came up with the idea to honor Chita’s career in a huge celebration.”

Scroll through the 14 rehearsal photos below:

Tickets are $49-$135. Premium seat packages that include admission to the after party and signed CDs are also available. Visit for more information.

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