Broadway legends Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen have joined the cast of Chita: A Legendary Celebration, a benefit concert to be held on October 7 at the August Wilson Theatre. This one-night-only event, which marks two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera's 80th birthday, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
In Chita: A Legendary Celebration, Rivera will revisit songs from Broadway hits such as Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story and Bye Bye Birdie, accompanied by an onstage orchestra. The evening will be directed by Graciela Daniele, written by Terrence McNally and feature music direction by Michael Croiter.
Rivera, Tune and Vereen will be joined onstage by dancers Richard Amaro, Brad Bradley, Lloyd Culbreath, Raymond Del Barrio, Robert Montano and Alex Sanchez, as well as Kyle Taylor Parker and Nathan Peck from the cast of Kinky Boots.