Interviewer Richard Ridge looks at performer Chita Rivera and says, “So I want to go back to the beginning.”
“Oh!” she gasps. “That is a long way.”
Rivera, the Tony-winning octogenarian with a theater resume a mile long, was guest of honor Saturday night at the Garden Theatre’s annual Encore gala. Ridge led a conversation with the star of such musicals as “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Chicago” — but it was just as much a concert as an interview.