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October 8, 2013
Chita Rivera at her 80th Birthday!

The Stars came out for "Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids" with an amazing benefit concert featuring Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, Tommy Tune, and many more - and raised nearly half a million dollars!

StageBuddy met up with the legendary Chita Rivera and asked her about the meaning the importance of art in our lives and about turning 80 (and still kicking!).

Keep up the good fight! Get involved with "Broadway Cares" - visit their site!



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Review: Chita Rivera at Cafe Carlyle – Two great shows in one

By Scott Adams

For a limited run, you can catch the amazing queen of Broadway, Chita Rivera, and at the same time experience one of New York’s most special venues, Café Carlyle. Let’s first talk about the venue: Located in the Carlyle hotel, the Café is a series of beautifully appointed rooms that exude a luxury from a bygone era. As you walk in, the staff are all extremely helpful and charming, guiding you through the maze of rooms and making everyone feel special. The mood is truly exquisite: candlelit lighting, great service and fantastic food. The main act, Chita Rivera, is best known for a her breakout roles in the original productions of West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Sweet Charity, Bye Bye Birdie, and as the original Velma Kelly in Chicago. Her later years garnered her a Tony Award in The Rink, as well as knocking out audiences in Jerry’s Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Visit, Nine, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and the filmed version of Pippin. With all of this glorious material to pull from, Rivera pulls together a knockout show that fans will truly take pleasure from. But how well does this 84-year-old dancer perform? First off, let’s say that not every actor can make the t …Read more

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