Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Vanessa Williams Is Miranda Priestly in Elton John's The Devil Wears Prada in the West End by Darryn King

Tony nominee Vanessa Williams will play Miranda Priestly in Elton John's stage musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada in the West End. The show will open on July 9 at Theatre Royal Ply…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Broadway Games: The Many Roles of Chita Rivera by JK

Beloved Broadway legend, the late, great Chita Rivera had a Broadway career that spanned some 60 years, from her debut as a dancer in the original production of Guys and Dolls to her final …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:36AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights in Honor of Chita Rivera by Darryn King

Broadway's theaters will dim their marquee lights on February 17 to honor the memory of two-time Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera. Rivera died on January 30 at the age of 91. The ligh…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM
Monday, February 5, 2024

One That Got Away: Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life by JK

One That Got Away: Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (2005) Chita Rivera has been a performer I've looked up to and revered almost since I began following and learning about Broadway musical…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Chita Rivera obituary by Michael Coveney

American actor, singer and dancer who found fame as Anita in the stage musical West Side Story Known for her dynamic personality and prodigious physical energy, Chita Rivera, who has died ag…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:32AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

THE IRREPLACABLE CHITA by Ron Fassler

Chita Rivera (1933–2024). Photo by Gregg Delman for The New York Times from “The Visit” (2015).January 31, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. Chita Rivera first start…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 01:34PM

Legend Chita Rivera Has Died by Sandi Durell

Chita Rivera, iconic performer of stage and screen with credits including “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Sweet Charity,” has died. She was 91. Rivera’s longtime pub…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:31AM

Chita Rivera – a life in pictures by Guardian Staff

The Broadway star has died aged 91. Revisit her glittering career, including West Side Story, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera dies at 91 by bwaySHO

The legendary Broadway star Chita Rivera passed away at the age of 91. She was best known for her roles in West Side Story, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Bye Bye Birdie. The momen…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:19PM

Chita Rivera, 91: A Look Back at Her Career by New York Theater

Chita Rivera died today at the age of 91. Born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero, she originated roles in “West Side Story,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Chicago” and “Kiss of the S…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:31PM

Chita Rivera, illustrious Broadway star, dies aged 91 by Chris Wiegand Stage Editor

The actor, dancer and singer starred in musicals including West Side Story and Chicago Chita Rivera, one of Broadway’s most illustrious stars, has died at the age of 91. A consummate “tr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM

Broadway legend Chita Rivera dead at 91 by Johnny Oleksinski

Chita Rivera, the dazzling Broadway star who originated roles in the musicals "Chicago," "West Side Story" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" died Tuesday, her daughter Lisa Mordente said in a s…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:58PM

Chita Rivera, Broadway Legend From ‘Chicago’ and ‘West Side Story,’ Dies at 91 by Jordan Moreau

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, a two-time Tony winner and nine-time nominee, died on Tuesday morning after a brief illness, her publicist announced. She was 91. The actor-singer-dancer origin…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:41PM

Chita Rivera Dies: Iconic Broadway Star Was 91 by Greg Evans

Chita Rivera, the beloved Broadway star of West Side Story, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, died today in New York following a brief illness. She was 91. Her death was announced by her…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:29PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Video: Jennifer Lopez Drops Trailer For New Musical Movie Event THIS IS ME...NOW

Before she stars in the film adaptation of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jennifer Lopez is turning her upcoming album into a movie musical. The video, which includes a nod to Singin' in the Rain…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:27AM
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Jennifer Lopez to Star in Kiss of the Spider Woman Movie by Darryn King

Jennifer Lopez will star in the movie adaptation of Kander and Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman, Variety has reported, in the role played by Chita Rivera on Broadway. The movie is to be writ…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM

Jennifer Lopez to Star in Kiss of the Spider Woman Movie Musical by Logan Culwell-Block

Dreamgirls and Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon will direct the Kander and Ebb musical on screen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Jennifer Lopez To Star In KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Film Adaptation

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez has signed on to star in a big screen adaptation of John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Terrence McNally's 1993 Broadway musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:14PM
Monday, November 27, 2023

Tony Winner Brent Carver's Solo Recording Released Posthumously by Andrew Gans

The award-winning performer is remembered for starring roles in Broadway’s Kiss of the Spider Woman and Parade.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:36AM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Broadway Games: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others by JK

Broadway Games:  One of These Things Is Not Like The Others Was thinking back to my childhood and remembering that as a small tyke, one of my favorite games was "One of These Things Is Not…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

ReDISCoveries: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1994 Broadway Cast Recording) Part 2 by JK

ReDISCoveries: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1994 Broadway Cast Recording) Part 2 Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM
Thursday, November 9, 2023

Bebe Neuwirth and Steven Skybell Join Cabaret on Broadway by Darryn King

The Kit Kat Club is bidding “Willkommen” to two new cast members. Two-time Tony Award winner and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and Obie Award winner Steven Skybell are joining the upco…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM
Thursday, November 2, 2023

Broadway Cares Unveils 2nd Chita Rivera Holiday Ornament by Andrew Gans

The 16th ornament in the Broadway Legends series features Rivera dressed as Aurora from the Tony-winning Kiss of the Spider Woman.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM

Chita Rivera's 'Aurora' Joins Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Legends Ornament Collection

Add the aura of Aurora from Kiss of the Spider Woman to your hearth and home with an iridescent homage to Chita Rivera and her Tony Award-winning performance as she becomes the 16th ornament…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:18AM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

ReDISCoveries: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1994 Broadway Cast Recording): Part One by JK

ReDISCoveries: Kiss of the Spider Woman (1994 Broadway Cast Recording): Part One Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every ot…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:55AM
Friday, October 20, 2023

Name That Show: 1990s Broadway Songs by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 1990s. You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included here, but how familiar …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:49AM
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

ReDISCoveries: The Woman in White (Original Cast Recording, Disc Two) by JK

ReDISCoveries: The Woman in White (Original Cast Recording, Disc Two) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:49AM
Monday, October 2, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: Creative Influencers: The Designers by JK

40 Years of Broadway: Creative Influencers: The Designers I've been so fortunate to see some of the greatest stage designs of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Many of the master in…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:55AM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: Favorite Songs and Scores by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: Favorite Songs & Scores Still looking at that first decade (August 20, 1983 - August 19, 1993), I've been thinking of my favorite songs and scores from…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:37AM
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Vanessa Williams Joins Producing Team of A Wonderful World Musical; Full Cast Announced for Pre-Broadway Run by Caitlin Hornik

Ahead of its New Orleans and Chicago runs set for October, A Wonderful World, A New Musical About the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong has announced its full cast, plus the addition of Vane…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:55PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards