The best seats for the most thrilling plays in Chicago's thriving Downtown Theater District can be found at Broadway in Chicago !
This is due to the fact that local fans like the glitz and glamour of the jaw-dropping dance routines with Jazz Age influences that have made the Tony Award–winning musical the longest–running revival in Broadway history.
Furthermore, John O'Hurley, who you might know from his work as J. On "Seinfeld," Peterman has temporarily assumed the role of the slick-talking attorney Billy Flynn.
Charlotte d'Amboise, a Chicago veteran and two-time Tony Award nominee, reprises her role as the fame-hungry femme fatale Roxie Hart, while Bahiyah Hibah is the newest performer to take on the role of Vaudeville vixen Velma Kelly (The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Pal Joey, Memphis).
America first learned about the renowned Bob Fosse show through the 2002 Oscar-winning film adaption starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger.
The play includes such show-stopping pieces as "All That Jazz," "When You're Good to Mama," and "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag." It is a satirical drama about famous criminals and the extent they would take to stay in the spotlight.
On June 3, 1975, the first Broadway production debuted. The 1996 debut of the revival, which won six Tony Awards, led to it being the fourth-longest-running production in Broadway history.
Amos Hart is played by Chris Sullivan in the Broadway performance, Matron "Mama" Morton is played by Carol Woods, and R. Mary Sunshine is Lowe.
In addition to receiving honors for Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington, and choreographer Ann Reinking, Chicago won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997.
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