Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to London

Cabaret & Concert News   Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to London
The three-time Tony recipient makes a London concert return after her acclaimed West End performances in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
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Chita Rivera Laura Marie Duncan

Three-time Tony-honored Broadway legend Chita Rivera will head to London in February with two concerts at London’s Cadogan Hall.

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, February 10 at 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Click here for tickets.

The Broadway trailblazer made her London debut in 1958, recreating her acclaimed performance as Anita in the original West End production of West Side Story. She returned with Bye Bye Birdie opposite Peter Marshall in 1961, and again in 1990 with Kiss of the Spider Woman prior to its Tony Award-winning Broadway arrival.

Rivera is also set to play San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko March 22–24, as well as New York City's Feinstein's/54 Below May 27, 28, 30, 31 and June 1 and 4.

READ: With a Lifetime Achievement Tony on Her Mantle, Chita Rivera Reveals the Secret to a Lifelong Broadway Career

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.

Rivera has also been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway in the Great Northwest. Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019), and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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