Monday, June 29, 2009

Chicago The Musical on Broadway

Come this November 14, 2009, the revival of Chicago The Musical will turn 13 years old. And "lucky 13" it is for sure.

Chicago is one of those shows that pleases its audiences from beginning to end. And the producers of Chicago do an awesome job of constantly changing the lead cast members, often to recognizable movie actors and Broadway regulars so that they can keep the show "fresh". Chicago The Musical tells the story of corruption in the criminal justice system in prohibition Chicago through satire. Chicago The Musical is based on a 1926 play by news reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins who wrote stories on real criminals and the crimes they committed. Although the original Broadway production of Chicago played for 936 performances starting in 1975, the current revival has played over 5000 performances. Quite a feat I would say when you consider how many shows open and close in the same year on Broadway.

Right now Tom Hewitt plays the role of Billy Flynn. Mr. Hewitt is best known for his lead role in The Rocky Horror Show, for which he earned Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations some years back. Chandra Wilson plays the role of Matron Mama Morton. Chandra is best known for her leading role on television's Grey's Anatomy for which she earned an Emmy nomination as Dr. Miranda Bailey. Rounding out the cast are Bonnie Langford (as Roxie Hart), Amra-Faye Wright, Toms Riis Farrell and R. Lowe. The shows creators are Broadway favorites John Kander and Fred Ebb, who wrote the music and lyrics with a book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb. Direction of Chicago is by Walter Bobbie with choreography by Ann Reinking. Ms. Reinking was the star of Dancin' nearly 30 years ago, made famous by Mr. Fosse's unique dance routines specifically designed for the Broadway stage.

I've been in the Broadway ticket selling business all of my adult life and sold tickets to a few thousand shows. Many of them were terrific shows to see but if you want to see one of the more popular Broadway Shows in the history of New York theater, you might want to consider buying yourself some tickets to this great old-fashioned Broadway show. Right now, Applause Theater Service (New York State license #71Ap1001029), our little Broadway ticket agency operating in New York for 21 years now, has specially priced tickets to see Chicago The Musical. And at prices that are Below Face Value. What this means is that we can obtain the best seats in the orchestra or front mezzanine of the theater for less then the regular printed price on the Chicago ticket.

There are hundreds of companies that sell Broadway tickets on the Internet. Simply do your shopping then consider a call to Applause in New York City at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930. Remember to tell them the Broadway Ticket Man sent you and ask for your BFV ticket deal also. The money you will save will be more than enough to pay for some nice meals before the theater.

I hope you think this advice is helpful and that you will call Applause if you have questions about Chicago The Musical or about any of the other fabulous Broadway Shows playing right now.

Rich Gladstone aka The Broadway Ticket Man
Applause Theater Service
311 West 43rd Street, suite 601
NY,NY 10036
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