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Women in theatre.

Title
Women in theatre. Chita Rivera [videorecording] / produced by the League of Professional Theatre Women, Isobel Robins, Harriet Slaughter, co-presidents ; Ruth Mayleas, executive producer ; Betty L. Corwin, director of special projects, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive ; Bob Isaacson, executive in charge of production ; Audra D. Malone, director ; [produced for] CUNY-TV.
Publication
New York : CUNY-TV, c2004.

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Additional Authors
  • Rivera, Chita
  • Winer, Linda
  • Robins, Isobel
  • Slaughter, Harriet
  • Mayleas, Ruth
  • Corwin, Betty L
  • Isaacson, Robert
  • Malone, Audra D
  • CUNY-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
  • League of Professional Theatre Women, producer.
  • City University of New York.
  • League of Professional Theatre Women, donor.
  • CUNY-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), donor.
Description
1 videocassette (VHS) (29 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Summary
Chita Rivera discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. During her nearly 50 years on stage, Rivera originated the roles of Anita in West Side story and Velma Kelly in Chicago, and has worked with many of Broadway's most eminent choreographers. Rivera expounds on her childhood in Washington D.C. as the daughter of a Puerto Rican father and mother of mostly Scottish and Irish descent, her training in ballet at the School of American Ballet in New York City; her performance in the 1984 production of The rink, for which she won her first Tony Award; playing a "femme fatale" in Kiss of the spider woman; her preference for originating roles for the stage over performing them in movie versions; her views on Broadway revivals; her 1988 car accident; and her daily desire to continue to express her talent.
Series Statement
Women in theatre
Alternative Title
Dialogues with notable women in American theatre
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Television.
  • Talk shows.
  • Interviews.
Note
  • Credits at end of tape.
  • Program is also available at www.cuny.tv.
  • "Discussion program spotlighting prominent women from the theatre, including performers, playwrights, producers and designers."
Performer (note)
  • Interviewer: Linda Winer.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in the CUNY-TV studios, New York, N.Y. on Oct. 2, 2003. First aired on CUNY-TV, Channel 75, March 12, 2004.
Call Number
NCOX 2042
OCLC
170970757
Title
Women in theatre. Chita Rivera [videorecording] / produced by the League of Professional Theatre Women, Isobel Robins, Harriet Slaughter, co-presidents ; Ruth Mayleas, executive producer ; Betty L. Corwin, director of special projects, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive ; Bob Isaacson, executive in charge of production ; Audra D. Malone, director ; [produced for] CUNY-TV.
Imprint
New York : CUNY-TV, c2004.
Series
Women in theatre
Performer
Interviewer: Linda Winer.
Event
Videotaped in the CUNY-TV studios, New York, N.Y. on Oct. 2, 2003. First aired on CUNY-TV, Channel 75, March 12, 2004.
Local Note
Gift of The League of Professional Theatre Women and CUNY-TV.
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Added Author
Rivera, Chita, interviewee.
Winer, Linda, interviewer.
Robins, Isobel, producer.
Slaughter, Harriet, producer.
Mayleas, Ruth, producer.
Corwin, Betty L, producer.
Isaacson, Robert, producer.
Malone, Audra D, director.
CUNY-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
League of Professional Theatre Women, producer.
City University of New York.
League of Professional Theatre Women, donor.
CUNY-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), donor.
Research Call Number
NCOX 2042
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