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Chicago Dances Onto Broadway and Delights New York
The production of Chicago is back on Broadway, The 1975 original show scored mild success in New York's theater district, but never won the hearts of audiences. The "new" Chicago is now in it's eighth year and has gained a solid fan base along with praise from critics.
Perhaps it is the storyline of Chicago which is more adapted to today's courtroom dramas and media frenzy which seems to be a staple of our society. In the new era of news coverage and with people hanging on to a "Hollywood" story, such as the infamous O.J chase down the Los Angeles streets, it seems the story of Chicago is more able to succeed then a quarter of a century ago when such a story may have seemed a bit absurd.
So what is so intriguing about the show? Well, lets start out with Roxie Hart, an outlandish over the hill woman who decides on killing her boyfriend. Roxie then hires an attorney to try and put the blame on her husband. She loves the attention she is receiving and soon becomes a celebrity status, which seems to drive her more. Turning the courtroom into a carnival and enjoying every second of her new found fame and media attention. The revival of Chicago has become a success in the theater district of New York, and has received critical acclaim for the musical scores and dance sequences which lavish the production.
Currently starring such actors as Brooke Shields, Luba Mason, Christopher McDonald, Debra Monk, P.J. Benjamin Music by John Kander a book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb under the direction of Walter Bobbie and choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse. Chicago is a huge hit and has become one of Broadway's "must see" shows. Broadway Chicago show tickets are averaging around seventy dollars per ticket.
Chicago is playing at the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway in New York. Located on the North side of West 42nd Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue. The show is 2 hours and 30 minutes long with 1 intermission and opened on November 14th 1996. The movie which won huge scores from top critics may have launched the Broadway production and helped with the success which was unable to be achieved in it's first run in New York.
Being boasted a fun comedy with some elements of drama, perhaps this is not a show for the whole family. For a fun night out on the town for adults the show will be sure to please, with a more adult storyline and humor for an older crowd, leave the children home and enjoy this well received production.
About the Author: Al is the owner of Broadway Chicagao Show Tickets A New York entertainment site with news, history reviews and .Broadway Chicago show tickets information.