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Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life   

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, (12/11/2005 - 2/19/2006)
First Preview: Nov 23, 2005 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Dec 11, 2005    
Closing Date: Feb 19, 2006 Total Performances: 72

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Marty Bell, Aldo Scrofani, Martin Richards, Chase Mishkin, Bernard Abrams, Michael Speyer, Tracy Aron and Joe McGinnis; Produced in association with Stefany Bergson, Scott Prisand, Jennifer Maloney, G. Marlyne Sexton, Judith Ann Abrams, Jamie deRoy, Pat Addiss, Robert Rittereiser and Bernard Carragher; Associate Producer: Dan Gallagher and Michael Milton
Written by Terrence McNally; Original Songs by: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Musical Concepts by Mark Hummel; Music arranged by Mark Hummel; Musical Director: Mark Hummel
Directed by Graciela Daniele; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele; Jerome Robbins Choreography Reproduced by: Alan Johnson; Bob Fosse Choreography Reproduced by: Tony Stevens; Associate Choreographer: Madeleine Kelly
Scenic Design by Loy Arcenas; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair Design by David Brian Brown; Associate Scenic Design: Christine Peters; Associate Costume Design: Neno Russell; Associate Lighting Design: Scott Davis; Associate Sound Design: Leon Rothenberg
Executive Producer: Marty Bell and Aldo Scrofani; General Manager: Alan Wasser Associates; Company Manager: Judi Wilfore
Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Stage Manager: Gary Mickelson
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Mark Hummel; Associate Conductor: Gary Adler; Piano: Mark Hummel; Keyboard 2: Gary Adler; Violin: Entcho Todorov; Cello: Wolfram Koessel; Reeds: Ted Nash and Marc Phaneuf; Lead Trumpet: Jeffrey Kievit; Trumpet: John Chudoba; Trombones/Tuba: Randy Andos; Bass: Jim Donica; Drums: Michael Croiter; Percussion: Bill Hayes; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music; Synthesizer Programmer: Andrew Barrett
Biographical Research by: Patrick Pacheco; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Casting: Mark Simon; Dance Captain: Madeleine Kelly; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Paul Kolnik
Cast
Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
Richard Amaro
Ensemble
Lloyd Culbreath
Ensemble
Malinda Farrington
Ensemble
Edgard Gallardo
Ensemble
Deidre Goodwin
Ensemble
Richard Montoya
Ensemble
Liana Ortiz
Little Chita Rivera/Lisa
Lainie Sakakura
Ensemble
Alex Sanchez
Ensemble
Allyson Tucker
Ensemble
Swings: Cleve Asbury and Madeleine Kelly
Understudies: Richard Amaro (Chita's West Side Story Partner), Malinda Farrington (Camille, Colette), Edgard Gallardo (Chita's Father/Tango Partner), Jasmine Perri (Little Chita Rivera/Lisa), Lainie Sakakura (Camille, Colette) and Allyson Tucker (Big Spender Shadow)
Tony Award®
2006 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Chita Rivera

ACT 1 Sung By
Perfidia
(music by Alberto Domingues; lyrics by Milton Leeds)
Chita Rivera, Liana Ortiz and Richard Amaro
Secret o' Life
(music by James Taylor; lyrics by James Taylor)
Chita Rivera
Dancing on the Kitchen Table
(music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens)
Chita Rivera, Richard Montoya, Edgard Gallardo, Allyson Tucker, Lainie Sakakura, Malinda Farrington and Richard Amaro
Something to Dance About
(music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin)
Chita Rivera and Richard Montoya
I'm Available
(music by Jerry Bock and Lawrence Holofcener; lyrics by Jerry Bock and Lawrence Holofcener)
Chita Rivera
Camille, Colette, Fifi
(music by Victor Young; lyrics by Stella Unger)
Chita Rivera, Allyson Tucker and Deidre Goodwin
Garbage
(music by Sheldon Harnick; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
Chita Rivera
Can-Can
(music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter)
Chita Rivera, Allyson Tucker, Malinda Farrington, Lainie Sakakura and Deidre Goodwin
Mr. Wonderful
(music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Lawrence Holofcener)
Chita Rivera
A Boy Like That
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
Chita Rivera
Dance at the Gym (Mambo)
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
Chita Rivera and Ensemble
Somewhere
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
Chita Rivera and Ensemble
Put on a Happy Face
(music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams)
Chita Rivera and Lloyd Culbreath
Rosie
(music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams)
Chita Rivera and Lloyd Culbreath
Don't 'Ah Ma' Me
(music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb)
Chita Rivera
Big Spender
(music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Chita Rivera and Deidre Goodwin
Nowadays
(music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb)
Chita Rivera
ACT 2 Sung By
Adios Nonino, Detresse, Calambre (Tangos)
(music by Astor Piazzolla)
Chita Rivera, Richard Amaro and Liana Ortiz
More Than You Know
(music by Billy Rose; lyrics by Edward Eliscu)
Chita Rivera and Ensemble
A Woman the World Has Never Seen
(music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens)
Chita Rivera
Class
(music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb)
Chita Rivera
Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
(music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb)
Chita Rivera
Kiss of the Spider Woman
(music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb)
Chita Rivera
Where You Are
(music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb)
Chita Rivera and Ensemble Men
All That Jazz
(music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb)
Chita Rivera, Liana Ortiz and Ensemble