The legendary Puerto-Rican entertainer Chita Rivera, the first Hispanic woman to be awarded a Kennedy Center Honors Award as well as a Presidential Medal of Honor in 2009 is back on broadway.
Rivera, 81, is returning in a musical called “The Visit.” It will open at the Lyceum Theatre in the spring.
“I’m excited because it has been such a long time but also because we love this piece.”
This musical premiered in 2002 in Chicago. She will star alongside Tony Award winner, Roger Rees.
“He’s something to contend with.” Rivera explained, “He’s a trip and a half.
Based on a 1956 play by Friedrich Durrenmatt which focuses on a billionaire who visits his birthplace which is on hard times. Chita knew it would find its moment eventually over the years.
“I deeply believe that everything has its own time.” Rivera shared. “It dictates itself, really.