Chicago musical tickets Hippodrome Theatre 3/2015

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“Chicago – The Musical” will be performed at Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD numerous times during March 2015. Choose best time from the schedule, select preferred seats, get tickets in advance and enjoy great play!

Chicago musical’s music was created by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based upon a 1926 play of the same name by press reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about real bad guys and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the idea of the “star crook.”.

The original Broadway production opened in 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 936 efficiencies up until 1977. Bob Fosse also choreographed the original production, and his style is strongly related to the program. Following a West End debut in 1979 which ran for 600 efficiencies, Chicago was restored on Broadway in 1996, and a year later on in the West End.

The Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the second longest-running show in Broadway history having actually played additional information than 7,300 efficiencies. The West End revival ran for almost 15 years, becoming the longest-running American musical in West End history, and it has actually taken pleasure in numerous tours and international productions. The Academy Award-winning 2002 film version of the musical was directed by Rob Marshall and starred Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, and Queen Latifah.

There have actually been ten North American nationwide tours of Chicago. The first tour began in April 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio, six months after the revival opened on Broadway. The trip went on hiatus in Fall 1999 and started once again in October 1999 in Denver, Colorado, showcasing Robert Urich as Billy Flynn, Vicki Lewis (Velma) and Nana Visitor (Roxie).

The 2003 tour started in June 2003 at the National Theatre, Washington, DC, with Brenda Braxton playing Velma, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie, and Gregory Harrison as Billy Flynn. During 2004 the trip cast consisted of Alan Thicke and Tom Wopat as Billy Flynn and Carol Woods as Matron “Mama” Morton. The most current trip started in November 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina and starred Tom Wopat as Billy Flynn, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly and Roz Ryan (later on replaced by Carol Woods) as Matron “Mama” Morton. On January 16, 2012 Peruvian star Marco Zunino joins the cast as Billy Flynn.

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