Broadway Musical CHICAGO on Stage at Beau Rivage Sept. 28-30
Tickets on Sale Now for Winner of Six Tony Awards Including Best Musical Revival
CHICAGO The Musical, the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, returns to the Beau Rivage Theatre Sept. 28 -30 for a limited weekend run. Show times are Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday Sept. 29 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax and service charge, and are available at www.beaurivage.com or by calling 1-888-566-7469.
CHICAGO opened to rave reviews on Nov. 14, 1996, and the triumphant hit musical has gone on to earn six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. It has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history -- and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down!
“We are both honored and pleased to have CHICAGO return to Beau Rivage Theatre,” said Anthony Gibson, Executive Director of Entertainment at Beau Rivage. “We last hosted the production in 2014, and based upon the interests of our audiences, we are definitely due for the show’s return. Hosting a Broadway musical on your stage is always something that attracts a wide variety of guests.”
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s. CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.
CHICAGO is a production not to be missed. And all the reviewers agree. Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”