by BWW News Desk
Legendary actress and singer, Rita Moreno, will bring her acclaimed show, An Evening with Rita Moreno, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, April 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 22 (7 p.m.). In this special evening, Moreno will perform some of her favorite songs from the Great American Songbook, Broadway and more, as well as share fascinating stories from throughout her celebrated career.
Tickets for Rita Moreno range in price from $50 - $90 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com.
One of only 12 living performers who have the distinct honor of winning all of the industry's most prestigious awards: The Oscar, The Emmy, The Tony and The Grammy, Ms. Moreno remains one of the busiest stars in show business and continues to wow audiences around the world. She currently stars in the critically-acclaimed Latino remake of Norman Lear's classic sitcom, One Day at a Time, which is now streaming on Netflix. Prior to that, Rita starred in the TV Land original series, Happily Divorced, opposite Fran Drescher. Other guest-starring roles in primetime TV series include Getting On, Jane the Virgin, Grey's Anatomy and Grace and Frankie.
She recently released her first-ever all-Spanish language album, Una Vez Más, produced by her good friend Emilio Estefan. Her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir, instantly became a New York Times bestseller when published three years ago.
Ms. Moreno's fans transcend the ages. Michael Jackson once told her he knew every step of "America," her exuberant rooftop number in West Side Story. Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, a fellow Puerto Rican, paid tribute to her at last year's Kennedy Center Honors celebration in Washington, as did President Barack Obama and Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor, among others.
Ms. Moreno was honored by The Kennedy Center in December 2015 for a lifetime of artistic achievement. Her status as a National Treasure was previously recognized when President George W. Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama awarded her the American National Medal of the Arts for her lifetime of service and contributions to the arts.
An octogenarian, Ms. Moreno was born Rosita Dolores Alverio in a small Puerto Rican town. She moved to New York with her mother age five. She soon began dance lessons which led to her Broadway debut at 13.
Then, in true Hollywood tradition, a talent scout spotted her and arranged for the beautiful precocious teen to meet MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, who signed her to a film contract. He described Ms. Moreno as looking like "a Spanish Elizabeth Taylor."
From her early years in theater to the height of film, Broadway and television stardom, Ms. Moreno rose above the limitations of Hollywood typecasting and established herself as a versatile performer with virtually unlimited talent. She has starred on Broadway and London's West End; appeared in more than 40 movies (including the aforementioned West Side Story, The King and I and Singin' in the Rain) and countless television shows. She has performed in numerous regional theatres, most recently in her one woman show, Life Without Makeup, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Her dozens of other honors include receiving the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She is most proud of being a trailblazer for Latinos in the entertainment industry.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.