press release: national tour of “Chicago” | 1/12/2018 – 1/14/2018

Dec. 11, 2017

The Broadway & Beyond Series at Midland Center for the Arts presents the national Broadway tour of CHICAGO on Jan. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m.

CHICAGO is back in town and it’s pure entertainment! 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 shows no sign of slowing down! Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

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.”

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.comfor more information.

Tickets for CHICAGO are $75, $65, $55, $45 and $35, plus fees. Purchase online at midlandcenter.org, at the Center Ticket Office or by calling 800-523-7649. The Broadway & Beyond Series is sponsored by Chemical Bank with media partner WNEM TV5. This performance contains adult language and subject matter.