Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Stop at Sardi's Ahead of National Tour
The two hit the road this September for ''Chita & Tune''.
Tony-winning artists Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune recently announced their fall 2017 and early 2018 concert dates for Chita & Tune. Beginning September 16, the pair will perform shows in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, New York, Florida, Arizona, and California. But before hitting the road the duo met up at Sardi's for a unique photo op.
Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations. She is best known for her roles in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit, and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Wonderful. She was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Barack Obama. In 2002 she received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor, becoming the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive this award.
Tune has been honored with 10 Tony Awards for his work as a performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only; Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw; Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies; and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
Directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the concerts are musical directed by Michael Biagi and Michael Croiter.