TWO THEATRICAL LEGENDS LIVE ON ONE STAGE! CHITA RIVERA & TOMMY TUNE
GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (July 1, 2017). CHITA RIVERA & TOMMY TUNE are coming
to The Grand 1894 Opera House, Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm, Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.
CHITA & TUNE – Two For The Road, is a unique concert event that pairs two of Broadway’s most revered legends. Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune collectively have won 12 Tony Awards and this iconic Broadway coupling is guaranteed to razzle dazzle audiences. The stars will perform songs from their illustrious careers accompanied by a trio of superb Broadway musicians. “I am thrilled to be joining my dear friend, the incomparable Tommy Tune on this concert tour” said Ms. Rivera. “When we performed together in my benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in 2013, we knew then that we had something special.” Tommy Tune says “I love Chita Rivera. This is a dream come true!”
Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry’s Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit, and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls,
Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. She was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Barack Obama. In 2002 she received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor becoming the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive this award. In 2015, she headlined at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences for decades with his charisma, vision, and innovation. He has been honored with 10 Tony Awards recognizing him as an outstanding performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This performance is sponsored in part by Chemiplas and the Jerome Karam Family.
Subscription packages are now available. Contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston's historic downtown Cultural Arts District, and is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.” All major credit cards accepted.