TWO THEATRICAL LEGENDS LIVE ON ONE STAGE! CHITA RIVERA & TOMMY TUNE
CHITA RIVERA & TOMMY TUNE will take to the stage at 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 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.
A MESSAGE FROM THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE: After the 1900 Storm, The Grand rebuilt in a year and became a place of healing through the arts. After Ike, we once again played a similar role for our community. Today, we are in the unique position of being spared the ravages of hurricane Harvey. Please know that we are here for you as a community gathering place – a place to weep, to remember, to heal, and to celebrate life through the arts.
As part of ongoing relief for those impacted by hurricane Harvey, The Grand is accepting relief donation of water (large quantities), non-perishable food items, diapers, pet food/supplies, toiletries, batteries, flashlights and paper goods. Donation barrels will be at performances through October. The Grand also is offering 20%off tickets to Chita & Tune (Sept. 23) and Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years (Oct. 7) with promo code: GRAND. Mention promo code when calling or use for online orders.
For tickets, 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.