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Photo Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Joel Grey

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce additional offerings for its expanded "Talkback Tuesdays" program, the new series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical.

Designed to provide theatergoers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of CHICAGO, the nlast "Talkback Tuesdays" on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 offered a chat with Tony Award winner and the revival's original Amos Hart, Joel Grey. BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture the post show razzle dazzle!

Tickets for performances are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Ambassador Theatre Box Office, located at 219 W. 49th St. Regular Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Now celebrating twelve glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is currently the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival...and it shows no sign of ever slowing down!

With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

CHICAGO is directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking, and 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 and music direction by Leslie Stifelman.

In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles each decade since. Grey made his theatrical debut at the age of 9 in the 1941 Cleveland Playhouse production of On Borrowed Time and made his Broadway debut exactly two decades later as a replacement in Neil Simon's first comedy hit, Come Blow Your Horn (1961). Since then, his Broadway credits include the Stop the World I Want to Get Off (succeeding Anthony Newly in 1963), Half a Sixpence (following Tommy Steele in 1965), the iconic M.C. in Kander and Ebb's Cabaret (1966, Tony Award), song and dance man George M. Cohan in George M! (1967, Tony nomination), Goodtime Charlie (1975, Tony nomination), The Grand Tour (1979, Tony nomination), Amos Hart in the landmark revival of another Kander and Ebb musical, Chicago (1996, Drama Desk Award) and as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked (2004). Joel's dramatic stage roles include John Guare's Marco Polo Sings a Solo (1975) at the Public Theatre; the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Chekhov's Platonov (1978); Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart (1986) at the Public Theatre; and the Roundabout Theatre production of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1999, Drama Desk nomination).

Joel received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and the British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1972 film version of Cabaret (directed by Bob Fosse). He is one of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and Academy Award for the same role. Other film credits include Frank Perry's Man on A Swing (1974), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976); Herbert Ross' The Seven Percent Solution (1976); Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, Golden Globe Nomination); Steven Soderbergh's Kafka (1991); Altman's The Player (1992); Phillip Haas' The Music of Chance (1993); Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks (2000); Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000); and Clark Gregg's Choke, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Recent television appearances include "Alias," "Crossing Jordan," "Brooklyn Bridge" (Emmy nomination), "OZ," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "House," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Private Practice."

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.


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