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WNET/Thirteen to Rebroadcast Chita Rivera Great Performances Special Tonight

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do features interviews, archival footage, and new filmed performances.

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a Great Performances special looking back on the career of Chita Rivera, is airing again on WNET/Thirteen tonight.
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Tonight at 9pm, WNET/Thirteen will rebroadcast Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a Great Performances special that previously aired nationally on PBS in November 2015.

The hour-long special is a retrospective of the Broadway legend's career, and features interviews, archival stage and TV clips, and new filmed performances of numbers from Rivera's concert repertoire, including "A Boy Like That," "America," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "All That Jazz," and "Nowadays." The new performances were filmed at The Appel Room.

Among the interview subjects are John Kander, choreographer Graciela Daniele, director John Doyle, original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence, playwright Terrence McNally, entertainers Dick Van Dyke and Ben Vereen, and Rivera's daughter, Lisa Mordente.

A 10-time Tony nominee, Rivera was most recently seen on Broadway in Kander and Fred 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 known for originating roles in Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story, and Chicago, among other classic Broadway musicals.