And All That Jazz: A Celebration of the Legendary Chita Rivera, a one-night-only benefit concert celebrating Chita Rivera’s 90th birthday, will be presented by The Entertainment Community Fund February 20 at 7:30 PM at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.
The star-studded event will feature Tony winners Laura Benanti, Nathan Lane, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bebe Neuwirth, and Leslie Uggams as well as Jason Danieley, George Dvorsky, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Mary Beth Peil, John Riddle, and Betsy Wolfe.
The artists will be backed by The American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier, with dance numbers staged by Lloyd Culbreath.
“Where to even begin when celebrating the legendary Chita Rivera? We’re so grateful for Chita’s years of support and dedication to the Fund. And I can’t wait to be on stage with so many of her friends and colleagues for an unforgettable evening of song, dance, and stories,” says Entertainment Community Fund Chair Mitchell.
Rivera adds, "Celebrating my birthday and benefiting the Entertainment Community Fund, all at the same time, is a dream come true. I couldn't be more honored to support their important work, and I hope you will join me!”
Rivera's career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry’s Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Wonderful as well as tours of Born Yesterday; The Rose Tattoo; Call Me Madam; The Threepenny Opera; Sweet Charity; Kiss Me, Kate; Zorba; and Can-Can with The Rockettes. The triple threat was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009. She is also the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor and a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2018.
Proceeds will support The Dancers’ Resource and Career Transition for Dancers programs of the Entertainment Community Fund. The evening is executive produced by Nouveau Productions.
The Entertainment Community Fund, formerly The Actors Fund, is a national human services organization that addresses the needs of people who work in performing arts and entertainment with services focused on health and wellness, career and life, and housing.
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