According to the New York Times, Broadway living-legend Chita Rivera will quickly launch a memoir. The ebook, which can arrive in 2023 from HarperOne, shall be obtainable in each English and Spanish. Will probably be co-authored by Patrick Pacheco.
A theatrical icon and certainly one of Broadway’s best triple-threat skills, Chita Rivera is without doubt one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award historical past having earned 10 nominations, received twice and obtained the 2018 Particular Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement within the Theatre. A flexible actress/singer/dancer, her most up-to-date starring roles embrace The Go to, the ultimate John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Thriller of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a stunning musical celebrating her spectacular profession, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical 9 with Antonio Banderas.
She educated as a ballerina (from age 9) earlier than receiving a scholarship to the College of American Ballet from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine. Chita’s first look (age 17) was as a principal dancer in Name Me Madam. Her electrical efficiency as Anita within the unique Broadway premiere of West Facet Story introduced her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her profession is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry’s Ladies, Kiss of the Spider Lady (Tony Award), and the unique Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Great. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Name Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Candy Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes.
Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and obtained the coveted Kennedy Middle Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita carried out her solo live performance at London’s Cadogan Corridor; in 2018 she was honored as a Dwelling Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Corridor and in 2015, Nice Performances aired their particular Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and profession nationally on PBS. Her solo CD is entitled And Now I Swing. Her most treasured manufacturing is her daughter, singer/dancer/choreographer Lisa Mordente.
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