TheaterMania Logo
Home link

Chita Rivera Postpones Café Carlyle Debut Due to Injury

Rivera was set to kick off the venue's winter 2016 season.

Chita Rivera has postponed her Café Carlyle debut due to injury.
(© David Gordon)

Chita Rivera's previously announced debut engagement at the Café Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23, has been postponed due to injury. Her concerts, which were to kick off the venue's winter 2016 season, will now take place April 19-30. Rivera's injury, a pelvic stress fracture, was sustained during a fall over the Christmas holiday.

"I'm so sorry that I must postpone these dates at the Café Carlyle and disappoint my fans, but we will reschedule and I'll be back!" said Rivera in a statement.

A 10-time Tony nominee, Rivera was most recently seen on Broadway earlier this year in Kander and Ebb's The Visit. She earned Tony Awards for her performances in Kander and Ebb's The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman, and she is well known for originating roles in Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story, and Chicago, among other classic Broadway musicals.

Rivera was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009. She received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, D.C., in 2002 and is the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive the award. In May 2013, she was appointed to a special Kennedy Center Honors Advisory Committee. Her current solo album is titled And Now I Swing. On Friday, November 6, WNET/Thirteen will air the Great Performances special "Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do," a retrospective on her extraordinary life and career nationally on PBS.

For tickets to Rivera's engagement at the Carlyle, click here.


Tagged in this Story