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CENTER VIEW: Chatting Up Chita at the ‘Chita Rivera Awards’ Nominee Reception

This week, Center On The Aisle (COTA) was at the Chita Rivera Awards nominee reception and spent a few minutes catching up with the iconic legend for whom these awards are now named (formerly the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards). To hear what she shared there at the Lambs Club with “Center View” for COTA correspondents, Stephen Sorokoff and Jamie deRoy, check out the following video:

The Chita Rivera Awards celebrate excellence in dance and choreography for Broadway, Off-Broadway and film, and will be presented on September 11. This year’s nominees include the Broadway musical, “Bandstand,” which garnered five nominations. These nominations include Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show and Outstanding Choreography (for Andy Blankenbuehler). Other nominees include the New Group’s production of “Sweet Charity,” starring Sutton Foster, and five individual performer¬†nominees from the Broadway revival of “Cats.”

Tommy Tune will be presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.


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