Who Rachel Dratch
The musical "Love's Labour's Lost"
Who Chita Rivera
The deal Although Chita Rivera turned 80 on Jan. 23, it's apparently not too late to throw her a party. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced this month that "Chita: A Legendary Celebration," a one-night concert commemorating her career, will be held at the August Wilson Theatre (home to "Jersey Boys") on Oct. 7.
In a statement, executive director Tom Viola noted that Rivera has been a champion of the organization since its founding in the late 1980s.
The musical "Jungle Book"
The deal Disney's new stage musical of "The Jungle Book," which opened recently in Chicago and incorporates the well-known songs of the 1960s film, received mixed reviews from local critics, raising doubt as to whether the production, directed by Mary Zimmerman, will transfer to New York. In his Chicago Tribune review, Chris Jones wrote that the musical "trips up when it comes to emotional potential and its narrative trajectory" but also described it as "a classy, sophisticated, visually beautiful but cool-to-the-touch affair."
The musical "Sweeney Todd"