Broadway legend Chita Rivera is performing a solo concert at The Alden in the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be her final tour stop before she returns to Broadway this spring in the new John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical “The Visit” at the Lyceum Theatre in New York.
The multiple Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from “West Side Story;” “Sweet Charity;” “Chicago;” “Kiss of the Spider Woman;” “Bye, Bye, Birdie” and “The Rink.” In addition to a special tribute to her Kander and Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, with live accompaniment.
Rivera, a native of Washington, D.C., currently has an album out called And Now I Swing. She is one Broadway’s greatest triple-threats and recreated her starring role in the “The Visit” over the summer.
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in August 2009 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in December 2002. She is the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive that award. In May 2013, she was appointed to a special Kennedy Center Honors Advisory Committee. For more information or tickets to the show, call 703-790-0123 or visit aldentheatre.org.