Norm Lewis Replaces Chita Rivera

Norm Lewis Replaces Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera – who was originally scheduled to headline the Gala – has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform.

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Gala Sponsorship Ticket Levels

Sponsorships and Gala Tickets are now available through the Shubert's Development Department - email Nicholas Bussett, Director of Development, or call 203.773.4339.

Events of the Evening: 6pm Cocktail Reception, 8pm Performance followed by Dessert Reception

Producer @ $15,000

  • Premier Seating for 15 in the theatre
  • Exclusive meet-and-greet with Chita Rivera (based on COVID guidelines at time of show)
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Recognition as Producer on invitation and Gala program
  • Full-page message/ad in Gala program

Director @ $10,000

  • Premier Seating for 14 in the theatre
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Recognition as Director on invitation and Gala program
  • Half-page message/ad in Gala program

Sponsor @ $5,000

  • Preferred Seating for 6 in the theatre
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Recognition as Sponsor on invitation and Gala program
  • Quarter-page message/ad in Gala program

Patron @ $1,000

  • One Priority Seat in the theatre
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Recognition as Paton on invitation and Gala program

Director Tickets @ $500

  • One Preferred Seat in the theatre
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Gala Program Listing


  • Full page tribute: $1,000
  • Half page tribute: $500
  • Quarter page tribute: $250

Chita's Bio

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.  A versatile actress/singer/dancer, her most recent starring roles include The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a dazzling musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. 

She trained as a ballerina (from age nine) before receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine. Chita’s first appearance (age 17) was as a principal dancer in Call Me Madam. Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her 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.  On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes. 

Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 andreceived the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita performed her solo concert at London’s Cadogan Hall; in 2018 she was honored as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined atCarnegie Hall and in 2015, Great Performances aired their special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and careernationally on PBS. Her current solo CD is entitled And Now I Swing. Her most treasured production is her daughter, singer/dancer/choreographer Lisa Mordente.

Please read our health and safety Covid policy

Shubert Theatre COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy: Effective April 29, 2022

With the continued, ever-evolving situation of COVID-19 infection rates fluctuating regionally and in Connecticut, the Shubert Theatre will no longer require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter the building effective Friday, April 29, 2022.

The Shubert Theatre maintains its commitment to the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and creating a safe environment for its patrons. We will maintain our current face mask policy for all events and this will remain in effect until the end of June. Face masks are required for all patrons 3 years and older and must be worn at all times except while actively eating or drinking.


  • Certain shows or artists may require additional COVID-19 protocols which include proof of vaccination and/or masks. We will include these requirements on our website as well as via email in the days leading up to the specific performances.
  • Should the Federal, State, local or health authorities issue further changes to policy in response to an increase in COVID-19 infection rates, the Shubert Theatre reserves the right to comply with such changes and recommendations, including the reinstatement of mask wearing and/or vaccination/test requirements.
  • If you feel sick or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you prioritize your health and the health of others by staying home.

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