West Side Story Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Join Seth Rudetsky at the Wallis | Playbill

Playbill Universe West Side Story Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Join Seth Rudetsky at the Wallis Rivera will share songs and stories from her history-making performances in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and more

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will join SiriusXM radio host and Playbill columnist Seth Rudetsky at Beverly Hills’ Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts March 29 for two special performances as part of the Broadway @ the Wallis series. Show times are 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.


Rudetsky serves as host and music director of the candid and unscripted shows that blend behind-the-scenes stories and on the spot performances highlighting Rivera’s groundbreaking stage career that spans over 70 years of Broadway history.

Rivera won Tony Awards for her performances in The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman. She originated the role of Anita in the 1957 premiere of West Side Story and has appeared in the Broadway productions of Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Jerry's Girls, Merlin, Bajour, Can-Can and Nine, as well as her autobiographical show The Dancer's Life. Rivera originated the role of Claire Zachanassian in the Kander-Ebb-McNally musical The Visit, which premiered on Broadway in 2015. She was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Tickets range $45–$149. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit TheWallis.org/Broadway. The evening is produced by Mark Cortale.

Rivera and Rudetsky have been special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019, with a lineup of Broadway stars to be announced. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.

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