Rita Moreno never ceases to amaze me. Not only is she one of nine (and the only Latino) to have won the four most prestigious showbiz awards: Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy, but she still looks fabulous and continues to wow audiences at the age of 77!
If you’re on the West Coast, catch her tomorrow night as she hits the stage for the first time in 25 years at the newly reopened Conga Room in L.A.. Moreno will be performing Little Tributes, a solo cabaret show in which she pays homage to those Broadway singers and composers she most admires, like Peggy Lee and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and offers a taste of her own repertoire. She’s already made her run in San Francisco and NYC to great reviews, which comes as no surprise—the seasoned boricua made her Broadway debut (in Skylight) at age 13 so she's been at it for quite a while.
As contributing editor Damarys Ocaña, who once had the pleasure of interviewing Moreno, wrote in the Punto page of our current March issue ("A Legend Is Born", pg. 104): "Moreno has appeared in countless TV shows, from The Electric Company to Cane, and has said she’ll be singing, dancing, and acting till the grave. We’ll be watching."
Little Tributes will be performed Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Conga Room, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.