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Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Maria” from West Side Story

The star tenor Andrea Bocelli sings “Maria” from the hit Broadway musical and film, West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein composed the music; lyrics are by Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”

Tenor Andrea Bocelli and singer Nicole Scherzinger sing a Spanish-language version of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” a song originally written for the musical Evita by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The film version based on the musical opened on December 25, 1996. It starred Madonna (Evita Perón), Antonio Banderas (Ché), […]

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Por Una Cabeza” from Scent of a Woman

Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs the tango song “Por Una Cabeza” from Scent of a Woman (1992). The song, comparing an addiction to horse racing with an attraction to women, was written in 1935 by two men central to tango in Argentina: singer and composer Carlos Gardel and lyricist Alfredo Le Pera. The same year the song was recorded, the […]

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

“Mi Mancherai” (I’ll Miss You) from the film Il Postino

Tenor Andrea Bocelli plays piano and sings “Mi Mancherai” (I’ll Miss You) from the film Il Postino (1994). The lyrics are by Marco Marinangeli, with music by composer Luis Bacalov, Riccardo Del Turco and Paolo Margheri. Luis Bacalov won the Best Score Award from Italy’s Nastro d’Argento, the equivalent of the Oscars in that country. […]

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

About the Concert

The international superstar tenor lends his unique voice to a lush symphonic salute to the movies, Andrea Bocelli: Cinema, celebrating some of the greatest celluloid songs and scores of all time written by a varied range of Italian and Hollywood composers. The concert special also reunites Andrea Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster, whose […]

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

“Carousel” from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Enjoy web-exclusive footage of Chita Rivera’s concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where she sang “Carousel” from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the musical revue she toured nationally in 1970. The thrilling performance begins with Rivera breathily caressing each word to a gentle accompaniment by piano and violin. The band joins in, […]

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Full Episode

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago— to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage […]

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli in The Rink

In 1984 Chita Rivera co-starred with Liza Minnelli in The Rink, a Kander and Ebb musical collaboration, with book by Terrence McNally (the same trio that created Kiss of the Spider Woman).  Both leading ladies received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical — Rivera won the Tony Award, her first, for her role as Anna, […]

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Chita Rivera Flirts with Maurice Chevalier

Chita Rivera’s Broadway roles led to many guest appearances on television variety shows. Rivera recalls performing with the legendary Maurice Chevalier on his television special in May 1956. Archival footage shows a young Rivera flirting and dancing with the older French entertainer, playing the scene for laughs. At this point in her career, Rivera had […]

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Chita Rivera’s West Side Story

Chita Rivera’s fiery performance of the role Anita in the original Broadway cast of West Side Story made her a star. In a television interview in the mid-1960s, Rivera said much of the excitement of that legendary production was in “watching Leonard Bernstein setting down notes that would later be heard and loved by everyone, and […]