Chita \ (Spanish edition)

by Chita Rivera

On Sale: 08/29/2023

Chita \ (Spanish edition)

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Chita \ (Spanish edition)

by Chita Rivera

On Sale: 08/29/2023

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About the Book

Las memorias tan esperadas y tremendamente entretenidas de la leyenda del escenario Chita Rivera, tres veces ganadora del premio Tony, homenajeada en los Centros Kennedy y ganadora de la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad.

Era conocida como Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero, hasta que Broadway le cambió el nombre. Pero Dolores, el lado irreverente de Chita Rivera, que es sensual, oscura y feroz, nunca se alejó de la acción, y ella informó y dio forma a algunos de los papeles más aclamados del ícono de Broadway, incluidos Anita en WEST SIDE STORY, Rosie en BYE BYE BIRDIE, Velma en CHICAGO y Aurora en EL BESO DE LA MUJER ARAÑA.

Con el deseo de llegar a los viejos fanáticos y transmitir su extraordinaria y amplia de experiencia a las nuevas generaciones, Chita lleva al lector a las habitaciones donde sucedió: la fermentación creativa, los choques de egos, los descubrimientos milagrosos, la euforia cuando todo salió bien. , la decepción cuando todo salió mal. Estamos con ella mientras trabaja con Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Hal Prince, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr, Gwen Verdon y muchos otros.

También conocemos detalles profundamente conmovedores y reveladores sobre su educación y cómo eso ha sido un factor indeleble en su trabajo y carrera. Publicando el año en que Chita cumple 90 espectaculares años de juventud, CHITA es la inolvidable y apasionante historia personal de una artista que abrió su propio camino e inspiró a innumerables artistas a hacer lo mismo.


The long-awaited and wildly entertaining memoir of stage legend Chita Rivera – three-time Tony Award winner, Kennedy Centers honoree, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

She was known as Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero – until Broadway renamed her. But Dolores – the irreverent side of Chita Rivera, who is sensual, dark and ferocious — never strayed far from the action, and she informed and shaped some of the Broadway icon’s most acclaimed roles, including Anita in WEST SIDE STORY, Rosie in BYE BYE, BIRDIE, Velma in CHICAGO, and Aurora in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN.   

With a desire to reach old fans and to pass along her extraordinary breadth of experience to new generations, Chita puts the reader in the rooms where it happened – the creative fermentation, the ego clashes, the miraculous discoveries, the exhilaration when it all went right, the disappointment when it all went wrong. We are with her as she works with Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Hal Prince, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr, Gwen Verdon, and so many others. 

We also learn deeply moving, revelatory details about her upbringing and how that has factored indelibly in her work and career. Publishing the year that Chita turns 90 spectacular years young, CHITA is the unforgettable and engrossing personal story of a performer who blazed her own trail – and inspired countless performers to do the same.


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063226845
  • ISBN 10: 0063226847
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Espanol
  • On Sale: 08/29/2023
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:26.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women

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