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My View: The Primary Thing Last Night Was Chita Rivera

My View: The Primary Thing Last Night Was Chita Rivera

The votes have been counted. Chita made New York City and Cafe Carlyle “Great Again” last night in her Carlyle debut. Too bad she wasn’t listed on the Primary Ballot so I could tell her how great she is. The public and prior Tony Voters have registered their approval for her many times over.  The reason for the adulation was on display as Chita performed “An Evening Of My Favorite Songs” in the legendary Cafe Carlyle.  Her opening number was “I Won’t Dance” which was somewhat of a misnomer.  Like Tommy Tune who subbed for her a few months ago, Chita is able to “move” on that postage size stage of the Cafe.  While it’s not a lot of acrobatics, she does transport the audience with her physicality and musicality to the thrilling experience of remembering all those famous Broadway shows she’s been in.  Don’t waste your vote, the reason New York City is great is now on the intimate stage of Cafe Carlyle and Chita Rivera continues to win our hearts by a landslide.

Chita Rivera   Cafe Carlyle   April 19-30

(For another article by Stephen and complete photo coverage of this event got to Broadwayworld.com)

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera

Stephen Sorokoff, Michele Lee, Regis Philbin, Joy Philbin

Stephen Sorokoff, Michele Lee, Regis Philbin, Joy Philbin

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera & Michele Lee

Chita Rivera & Michele Lee

Dr. Stanley Frileck, Sunny Sessa, Eda Sorokoff Michele Lee

Dr. Stanley Frileck, Sunny Sessa, Eda Sorokoff Michele Lee

Joy Philbin, Regis Philbin, Stephen Sorokoff

Joy Philbin, Regis Philbin, Stephen Sorokoff

Maureen Van Zandt, Steven Van Zandt, Chita Rivera, Joy Philbin, Regis Philbin

Maureen Van Zandt, Steven Van Zandt, Chita Rivera, Joy Philbin, Regis Philbin

Eda Sorokoff, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sorokoff

Eda Sorokoff, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sorokoff

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The Carlyle

The Carlyle

 

 

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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