Stars in the House Celebrates Chita Rivera’s Birthday January 23

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Stars in the House Celebrates Chita Rivera’s Birthday January 23

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley’s daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, celebrates the birthday of Broadway icon Chita Rivera January 23.

Join two-time Tony winner Rivera (Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and more beginning at 8 PM.

James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky


James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky

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Stars in the House launched March 16 to promote support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It has also raised funds for the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

New shows—now streaming Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM ET—feature performances by stars of stage and screen, in conversation and song with Rudetsky and Wesley. Peter Flynn serves as streaming director.

Click here to watch previous episodes.

To make a tax-deductible donation to The Actors Fund visit StarsintheHouse.com/Donate. To donate to the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, visit NAACPLDF.org.

Celebrate Broadway Legend Chita Rivera

Celebrate Broadway Legend Chita Rivera

25 PHOTOS

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                Chita Rivera and Liane Plane in <i>West Side Story</i></p>
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Chita Rivera in West Side Story


Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera in Bye Bye Birdie.


Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera in Bye Bye Birdie

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Chita Rivera and Dick Van Dyke in Bye Bye Birdie.


Chita Rivera and Dick Van Dyke in Bye Bye Birdie

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Chita Rivera and cast in Bajour


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                Chita Rivera in <i>Bajour</i></p>
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Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera in Chicago.

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                Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon in <i>Chicago</i></p>
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Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera in Chicago

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Chita Rivera and Donald O’Connor in Bring Back Birdie

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