CHITA – The Rhythm of My Life

Event Description

Come celebrate the one and only CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event! The incomparable Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career from West Side Story, Sweet Charity and Bye Bye Birdie to Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Visit and more. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.  

“You leave this show walking on air!” raves the New York Times.  

“Shimmering Show-biz perfection” cheers the Los Angeles Times.  

“Chita Rivera is more than a musical theatre star. She’s a force of nature,” raves the Associated Press.

 

Honorary Chair – Frances (Bitsie) Clark

Gala Co-Chairs – Elizabeth (Betsy) Herlihy & Adriane Jefferson 

Evening Events

6:00pm: Pre Show Cocktail Reception

8:00pm: Performance

9:30pm: Dessert Reception

Chita's Bio

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Riverais 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.

Sponsorship Levels

Producer @ $15,000                                                                                                                       

  • Premier Seating for 15 in theatre
  • Exclusive meet-and-greet with CHITA RIVERA
  • 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 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 theatre
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Recognition as Sponsor on invitation and Gala program
  • Quarter-page message/ad in Gala program 

Patron @ $1,000                                                                                                  

  • Priority seat in theatre
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Recognition as Paton on invitation and Gala program

Benefactor Tickets @ $500

  • Preferred seating in theatre
  • Cocktail and Dessert receptions
  • Gala program listing

PLACE A TRIBUTE AD OR MESSAGE in our Gala program
Full page tribute     $ 1,000
½ page tribute         $   500
¼ page tribute         $   250

For more information, contact Nicholas Bussett, Director of Development: 203.773.4339 or nbussett@capa.com

Show Information

Come celebrate the one and only CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event! The incomparable Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career from West Side Story, Sweet Charity andBye Bye Birdie to Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Visit and more. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio. “You leave this show walking on air!” raves the New York Times. “Shimmering Show-biz perfection” cheers the Los Angeles Times. “Chita Rivera is more than a musical theatre star. She’s a force of nature,” raves the Associated Press.