Chita Rivera, the three-time Tony-honored Broadway legend known for her roles in West Side Story, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, will be joined by Corey Cott (Bandstand) and Telly Leung (Aladdin) for Chita & Friends April 6 at the Carlsen Center in Overland Park, Kansas.
Cott and Leung will join Rivera for signature moments from her career, performing songs from West Side Story; Sweet Charity, Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie; The Rink; The Visit; and more. Show time is 8 PM.
For tickets, priced $35–$49, click here. The Carlsen Center is located on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park, Kansas.
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 PlaybillTravel.com.