Chita Rivera Promises 'Strength,' Style And Surprises At Carnegie Hall
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Chita Rivera may be more than six decades into an award-winning stage and screen career, but she has neither time nor reason for nostalgia.
The singer, dancer and actress is, of course, an era-defining icon to legions of Broadway audiences, thanks to turns in “West Side Story,” “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Chicago,” among other celebrated shows. Still, when Rivera was invited to headline her first concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, she had no interest in making the Nov. 7 performance, simply titled “Chita: Nowadays,” a trip down memory lane.
“The show’s not about yesterday. It’s not about tomorrow,” Rivera, 83, told The Huffington Post. “It’s about now.”
Fans of Rivera’s classic material needn’t fret, as the set list for “Chita: Nowadays” will draw once again draw from that catalog. This time, however, she’s invited a bevy of special guests, including Alan Cumming, Tony nominee Andy Karl, “Hamilton” star Javier Muñoz and Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist, Stevie Van Zandt, to give so
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