"How Lucky Can You Get?" Top 10 Moments of Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Belting

By Ben Rimalower
05 Oct 2013

7. "Follies Bergere"


David Leveaux's 2003 production of Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, was also blessed to feature Chita Rivera in a supporting role. Chita played Liliane LaFleur. Her big number, "Follies Bergere," was, of course, reconceived to make use of Chita's legendary legs, but it is the memory of her hearty, throaty rendition of the tune I will cherish most, along with the extended ovation — people literally hollering, "Brava, diva!" amidst the hoots and whistles.