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LIVING LEGEND CHITA RIVERA TO PERFORM LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS on April 19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Tom Fervoy, Director of Marketing and Communications: 646 408-0368 or tomfervoy@gmail.com

 

LIVING LEGEND CHITA RIVERA

TO PERFORM LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS on April 19

 

***Two time Tony winner and Broadway's original Anita in "West Side Story"

will end Broadway@ season with a bang on April 19 at 6:30 & 8:30 PM***

 

(New Orleans, March 11, 2014)  Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the Broadway roles of Anita in "West Side Story," Rosie in "Bye Bye Birdie," Velma in "Chicago," and appeared in the original casts of "Guys and Dolls," "Can Can," "Jerry's Girls" and many others. She will be coming to New Orleans for one night only on April 19 for two rare performances at 6:30 and 8:30 PM.  SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins Chita Rivera as pianist and host for an evening of unforgettable song and conversation. For tickets please visit http://www.lepetittheatre.com/

 

Chita Rivera in Broadway@ Le Petit Theatre is sponsored by the New Orleans Hotel Collection. Mark Cortale is producing both shows at Le Petit as the season finale of the concert series that has previously taken place at NOCCA.

 

Chita Rivera won her two Tony Awards for her roles as Aurora in "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and Anna in "The Rink".

 

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 new Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" on Broadway. She starred in the Broadway and touring productions of "The Dancer's Life," a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele. This summer she will appear in "The Visit" at The Williamstown Theater Festival.

 

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, at age 17, was as a principal dancer in "Call Me Madam."

 

On tour, Chita has been seen in: "Born Yesterday," "The Rose Tattoo," "Call Me Madam," "Threepenny Opera," "Sweet Charity," "Kiss Me Kate," "Zorba," and "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's current solo CD is entitled "And Now I Swing." On October 7, 2013 she was honored with a star-studded concert on Broadway, "Chita: A Legendary Celebration" to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her most treasured production is her daughter, singer / dancer / choreographer Lisa Mordente.

 

Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including "Ragtime," "Les Miserables," and "Phantom of the Opera." He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included "Dreamgirls" with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and "Hair" with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination).  As a comic he was awarded "Funniest Gay Male in NY" at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in "The Ritz" directed by Joe Mantello, and has appeared on television on "Law and Order C.I." and All My Children," "Bunheads," and as himself on NBC TV's "Smash." As an author, he wrote the books "The Q Guide to Broadway," "Broadway Nights," and just released his new novel "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" on Random House, and as an audio book on audible.com featuring "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "SNL's" Ana Gasteyer, "Smash's" Megan Hilty among others, and writes a weekly column on Playbill.com. Most recently year he added "television mogul" to that long when he launched Seth TV, his new, web-based entertainment network. This past summer he co-produced of the critically acclaimed play "Unbroken Circle" by James Wesley, and is co-playwright and star of the hit new Off-Broadway ‘disaster movie musical' "Disaster!" running now at St. Luke's Theatre in New York.

 

About the series:

This Broadway concert series was inaugurated in 2011 by Mark Cortale at The Art House in Provincetown featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.  In its third season last summer of 2013, the series presented Broadway superstars like Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Megan Mullally, Christine Ebersole, and Joanna Gleason. The Broadway @ series also premiered last season in New Orleans, in Australia with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater.  This season of 2013-14 the series travels to Los Angeles @ The Broad Stage, Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, The Poconos @ The Stroudsmoor, Woodstock, NY @ The Woodstock Playhouse, Hartford @ The Bushnell, and Detroit @ The Berman Center for the Performing Arts... and at a city near you soon! More info at markcortalepresents.com.

 

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Listing Information:

An Evening with Chita Rivera

featuring Seth Rudetsky at the piano

April 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 PM

 

Le Petit Theatre

616 St. Peter Street

New Orleans, LA

For tickets visit www.lepetittheatre.com

or Call 504-522-2081

Click here for directions.