Rita Moreno on her audition, Jerome Robbins, Natalie Wood, and her Academy Award-winning role as Anita in West Side Story, 1961
Newsweek magazine called Chita Rivera 'the greatest musical dancer ever.' She set the benchmark for such notable Broadway roles as the Spider Woman in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Anita in West Side Story and Velma Kelly in Chicago. Throughout her 50 year career, Chita has been referred to by critics as 'a force of nature' and a 'true Broadway star.'
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