Rivera Preparing for Broadway Return in “The Visit”

Chita Rivera is ready for you to make a Visit

The 82-year-old half-Puerto Rican Broadway actress, dancer and singer and Tony Award winner, the first Hispanic woman and the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award, is starring in The Visit, one of the more daring musicals slated for Broadway’s spring season.

Chita Rivera in The Visit

In the show, Rivera plays a billionairess who returns to the impoverished town she left in shame as a teenager, with a grotesque offer that her former neighbors prove unable to resist. Based on the 1956 play by Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the musical with a book by Terrence McNally and co-starring Roger Rees, features one of the last scores created by the celebrated masters-of-darkness team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) before Ebb’s death in 2004.

The Visit begins previews March 26 at the Lyceum Theatre and officially bows April 23.

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