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Chita Rivera Makes Her Carnegie Hall Debut

Rivera takes the stage alongside Broadway vets Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, and Javier Muñoz.

Chita Rivera and Alan Cumming perform "Nowadays" from Chicago onstage at Carnegie Hall.
(© Allison Stock)

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera made her Carnegie Hall debut on November 7 in Chita: Nowadays. Rivera's longtime collaborator Graciela Daniele directed with music director Michael Croiter leading a 15-piece band.

Chita: Nowadays featured signature favorites, new selections, and special collaborations, plus a unique version of the West Side Story classic "America." Rivera also welcomed guest stars Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz, Steven Van Zandt, and others.

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Rivera has won two Tony Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations. She recently starred in Broadway's The Visit, the final John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Terrence McNally collaboration. Highlights from her career also include starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Rivera was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002.

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