‘I was going to be a nun!’ Broadway legend Chita Rivera on Chicago, West Side Story – and her love of sumo wresting

by The Guardian

The Guardian— The singing, dancing and acting superstar originated some of the best roles in musicals – yet none of it would have happened had she not fallen through a table at the age of nineThe one and only Chita Rivera answers the phone at her home in New York, but she sounds an early warning: we could be joined at any moment by a third party. That would be Dolores, the hell-raising alter ego of the 90-year-old Broadway megastar, who makes a series of arresting interventions in Rivera’s new memoir. “It’s...

ABC7 Chicago—West Humboldt Park traffic near me: SWAT team responds to 4100 block of West Chicago Avenue; Chicago police road closures in place. A SWAT team is responding to the 4100 block of West Chicago Avenue in West Humboldt Park. Chicago police put road closures in place.

Chicago Tribune—Review: ‘West Side Story’ is back at Lyric Opera, a classic for our moment. If the true test of a fine Tony is the song “Maria,” the equivalent for Maria is the final scene of the show.

Chicago Tribune—Armed man on roof prompts SWAT situation on Chicago's West Side. Traffic was backed up near Pulaski Road and Chicago Avenue while police worked to get a man to come down from the roof. He was armed with what appeared to be a flamethrower.