Rivera: My Broadway"
Swellegance Gala To Benefit Boston Youth Moves
The Boston Youth Moves’ Producers’ Circle has announced that the 2012 Swellegance Gala Benefit will present two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in "Chita Rivera: My Broadway," for one night only, Friday, May 4, at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street in Boston. All proceeds will go to Boston Youth Moves.
are available in person at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office,
by calling 866-348-9738 or visiting www.citicenter.org.
Special VIP premium tickets include the performance plus
admission to the "After Party with the Stars"
with Ms. Rivera at the Four Seasons Hotel.
She starred in the Broadway and touring productions of "The Dancer’s Life," a dazzling musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele. She also 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) and 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. Her 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) subsequently brought her stardom; she repeated the role in London.
In addition to receiving The Presidential Medal
of Freedom from President Barack Obama on August
12, 2009, she received a coveted Kennedy Center Honor
in Washington, D.C. in December, 2002 and is the first Hispanic ever chosen
to receive this award. With a new CD entitled "And Now I
Swing" Chita is on a nationwide concert tour of "Chita
Rivera: My Broadway."
-- OnStage Boston
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