a memoir
Chita Rivera with Patrick Pacheco
Book - 2023

"The wildly entertaining memoir of the legendary Chita Rivera -- multi-Tony Award winner, Kennedy Center honoree, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom." --

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Rivera, Chita (Author), Pacheco, Patrick (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]
Edition:First edition.


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520 |a "The wildly entertaining memoir of the legendary Chita Rivera -- multi-Tony Award winner, Kennedy Center honoree, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom." --  |c From dust jacket. 
520 |a "She was born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero--until the entertainment world renamed her. But Dolores--the irreverent side of the sensual, dark, and ferocious Chita--was always present and influential in creating some of Broadway's most iconic roles, including Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma in Chicago, Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Claire in The Visit. Written in gratitude to her fans and with the hope that new generations may learn from her experience, Chita takes us backstage to reveal the highs and lows of one extraordinary show business career--the creative fermentation, the ego clashes, the miraculous discoveries. Chita invites us into the room with some of the greatest talents of the age, including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Hal Prince, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine, and more. This colorful memoir is the unforgettable story of a performer who blazed her own trail and inspired countless performers to forge their own paths to success." --  |c From dust jacket. 
505 0 |a Anita's gonna have her day: West Side Story -- The skirt remembers -- Tony Mordente: a not-so-quiet thing -- Dolores finds her bliss -- Blood in the toe shoes -- Make 'em laugh: on the road with Call Me Madam -- A momentous encounter: Gwen Verndon and Can-Can -- A Roman candle -- From inchworm to Marilyn Monroe: Shoestring Revue -- Chita-Rita and other revues -- Seventh Heaven -- The year of Sammy: Mr. Wonderful -- "Hello, Gower! Hello, Dick!": Bye Bye Birdie -- London, Judy, the Beatles, and the lessons of fame -- Bajour and other tricks up my sleeve -- A heart on my shoulder: Sweet Charity -- California, here I come -- A crazy carousel: Chita Plus Two -- A walk on the wild side: Chicago -- The years of magical thinking -- Scrambled eggs with Joe Allen -- Around The Rink with Liza and the boys -- Lisa Mordente: the world's only living shark-jet -- Seeing God in the beat of Latin Rhythms -- Have you cried yet? A Jerry girl hits a snag -- Taking chances, facing fears: Kiss of the Spider Woman -- A gorgeous bird called Antonio: The rival of Nine -- Please don't pick me! Adventures with Edwin Drood -- Robert Fehribach: love and betrayal -- The unkillable Claire Zachanassian: The Visit. 
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