Chita Rivera & Andrew Lloyd Webber To Score Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards

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Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera and prolific Broadway composer-producer Andrew Lloyd Webber have been selected to receive Special Tony Awards at this year’s ceremony. The honors will recognize their lifetime achievement in the theater. The Tony Awards Administration Committee unveiled the news today and the pair will be honored during the 72nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall.

Rivera, a trained ballerina, broke out as Anita in West Side Story and has 10 Tony noms overall, including the wins for The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman. She’s starred in the likes of Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. She recently starred on Broadway in The Visit and the revivals of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Nine.

Webber last year tied Rodgers
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