Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do, a 60-minute career retrospective featuring interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed songs from Rivera’s concert repertoire including such numbers as “A Boy Like That,” “America,” “All That Jazz,” and “Nowadays”, airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, Friday, November 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)
The special celebrating Ms. Rivera’s extraordinary career then and now will air as part of the PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL 2015.
Anita in West Side Story. Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie. Velma in Chicago. Those are just some of the iconic roles created by the incredible Chita Rivera. The Broadway legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years.
With originating roles in a host of other iconic Broadway shows including Mr. Wonderful, The Rink, Bajour, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, and major revivals of Nine, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and numerous others, Rivera was also a frequent guest star during the Golden Age of Television variety specials. This past season, Ms. Rivera returned to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre in a Tony-nominated starring role in The Visit.
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André De Shields, Richarda Abrams, Bryan Hickey, Dan McCormick and More Celebrate Roust Theatre’s HOMELESS AND HOW WE GOT THAT WAY Opening
Q & A with Arthur Dong, Award-winning Filmmaker and Author, Gay Icon, Distinguished Professor of Film
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Hide and Seek starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits screens at the 2015 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF15) in Women’s Shorts Program at Asian Arts Initiative on Nov. 21
Two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner André De Shields and Broadway in Chicago President Lou Raizin to be honored at DePaul University theatre gala on Nov. 9
Film Lab Screening of #72HrSO Films at Time Warner Theater & Panel Discussion of Mass Media Constructions of Beauty
Alldigitocracy.org: “Allegiance,” Featuring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, Opens November 8
Playbill.com: Hugs, Laughs and Photobombs By Tony Winners! Go Backstage at the Special Actors Fund Performance of The King and I
Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park!
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Cast Reunion featured in BLACK BELT MAGAZINE August/September 2015
Drumhead Magazine: Living Colour Drummer Will Calhoun, Photos by Lia Chang
Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: First Look at THE REPORT as Part of FringeNYC
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