Lineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage Concert
On Wednesday, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. Doors open at 7PM and the show begins at 8PM.
Current cast members performing on this special night will be Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Mama Morton, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine and David Bushman, Kelcy Griffin, Donald Jones, Jr., James Lane, Melissa Rae Mahon, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jason Patrick Sands, Solange Sandy, Michael Scirrotto, Brian Spitulnik, Tonya Wathen, Chryssie Whitehead, with very special surprise guests including a performance from Chicago's original Billy Flynn, Tony Award-winner, James Naughton.
SummerStage in Central Park is held at Rumsey Playfield, located along East Drive at 69th St. This is a free, non-ticketed event and entrance is granted on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. For more information, visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.
Live music from Broadway's worldwide smash, featuring stars from the show! After 20 years in the spotlight, Chicago is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway - and it's no wonder why. The winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations, Chicagois an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that's been seen by over 30 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle" and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, Chicago is simply "the best musical in town" (The New York Times).
Chicago is now playing on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY).
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbieand choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking. The production features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winnerWilliam Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who 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.