CHICAGO National Tour Adds 3/5 Matinee to Van Wezel Run

CHICAGO National Tour Adds 3/5 Matinee to Van Wezel Run

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, longest running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago has added a 2pm matinee to their March 5, 2014 date at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Both the Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances have nearly sold out, therefore adding the Wednesday afternoon matinee will allow another full house to enjoy the glitz and glam of the decadent 1920's and the tale of the murderous nightclub dancer, Roxie Hart. Winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording, Chicago continues to leave audiences singing "All That Jazz!"

Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. 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.

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 still shows no sign of ever 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.

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.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages since 1996.

Tickets are priced from $35-$80. For more information, call the Box Office at 941-953-3368 or visit www.VanWezel.org.

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