John Kander

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

 

Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic Broadway shows as West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman (to name only a few), Rivera was also a frequent guest star during the golden age of television variety specials. In April, 2015, Rivera returned to Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally musical The Visit.

 

This special includes archival clips from Chita’s many shows and TV appearances, and interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele, The Visit director John Doyle , John Kander, original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence, Terrence McNally, Dick Van Dyke, choreographer Dee Dee Wood, Ben Vereen and Chita’s daughter Lisa Mordente.

 

 

First You Dream:
The Music of Kander & Ebb

 

Grab a front row seat for this thrilling Broadway concert. An all-star cast performs “New York New York,” “Cabaret” and other classic songs by the Tony-, Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Performers include Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney and Matthew Scott.