Daniel Nardicio presents: Chita Rivera: My Broadway
LIVE ON STAGE!
TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER CHITA RIVERA IN CONCERT!
PERFORMING SONGS FROM HER LEGENDARY BROADWAY CAREER IN
CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY
THE ICE PALACE, CHERRY GROVE, FIRE ISLAND
AS PART OF DANIEL NARDICIO'S 2013 ICON SERIES
AUGUST 17TH and 18th
"YOU LEAVE THIS SHOW WALKING ON AIR!" NEW YORK TIMES
Two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to The Ice Palace, Fire Island August 17th 8pm. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by music director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Rink, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others.
An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received seven additional Tony nominations. She recently concluded a successful run starring in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. More recently, she starred in the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer's Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele. She recreated her starring role in The Visit, the new Kander/Ebb/McNally musical at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA (originally done at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago in 2001). She also starred in the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. She trained as a ballerina (from age 11) before receiving a scholarship to the American School of Ballet from legendary George Balanchine. Chita's first appearance (age 17) was in the chorus of Call Me Madam. Her electric performance as Anita in the Broadway premiere of West Side Story (1957) brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes.
Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on August 12, 2009. She received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, DC in December, 2002 and is the first Hispanic ever chosen to receive this award. Chita has recorded and released a new CD entitled And Now I Swing.
"Chita Rivera has a gleam in her eye, a smirk on her lips and a bounce in her stepyou leave this show walking on air!" The New York Times
"Chita Rivera is more than a musical theatre star. She's a force of nature." Associated Press
"Chita Rivera is irresistible!" Newsweek
"Shimmering show-biz perfection." Los Angeles Times
"Ever-riveting! Chita Rivera has the rare presence of a thoroughbred star!" USA Today
"Chita Rivera is a wonder to behold." Wall Street Journal
Come sing along with the extraordinary Chita Rivera in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY.
The Ice Palace, Fire Island August 17th and 18th
the ice palace
Cherry Grove, NY 11782