This episode was originally published on April 9, 2018. Chita Rivera has since passed away. Join us for this episode in which the two-time Tony Award winner, Chita Rivera looked back at her sensational career from charming the master choreographer George Balanchine, to wowing audiences in the American classic West Side Story… and beyond. This episode includes her journey with the composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb and their winning collaboration in Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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Ms. Rivera and her daughter Lisa Mordente provide colorful stories and rare insight into what it was like to grow up inside a musical family and on a Broadway stage.

As part of our Broadway series, the former NY Times theatre critic Charles Isherwood hosts this lovely ride down memory lane with the series producer Brad Newman.

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