TRC Mourns the Loss of the Legendary Chita Rivera

The women and friends of The Rehearsal Club mourn the loss, and celebrate the life, of the legendary Chita Rivera, who passed on January 30 at the age of 91. Chita Rivera was an Honorary Rehearsal Club Board Member and a supporter of the Club. Ms. Rivera originated the Broadway roles of ANITA in West Side Story, ROSE in Bye Bye Birdie and VELMA in Chicago. She was the winner of two Tony Awards plus a special Tony Lifetime Achievement Award. She was a bright light on Broadway, in film, TV and Cabaret. Dancer, Singer, Actress extraordinaire, Ms. Rivera was an inspiration to all of us who worked, and dreamed of, a career in the theater. We will miss her.