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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1801
Posted: 2/25/20 at 12:36am

Patti LuPone FANatic said: "I'm guessing that after AFW finishes her most recent long run, we should expect either Terra C or Lana Gordon. One time, I asked Dylis Croman if she'd be interested in the role of Velma Kelly. She mentioned she'd love the opportunity. I'm acquainted with some of the Cellblock tour veterans on social media."

Perfect. Go find out if it’s back for the 20/21 season Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread

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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1802
Posted: 2/25/20 at 10:19am

A couple of replies here.

 

1. The current non-equity tour is playing the US until June, then heading over to Asia for the summer and will close out in the US by the end of October. If another union tour is to launch, it would likely be in 2021.

 

2. Lana Gordon is tied up with another show in Florida at the moment, so I don't think she could replace AFW. I always wonder who they have lined-up next of if AFW extends again. It would be a sin if Emma Pittman gets paired up with AFW.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1803
Posted: 2/27/20 at 6:59pm

Who have you seen as Velma and Roxie in the revival?  Favorites? 

 

My favorites..... (I've only seen NY revival production)

Velma- Bebe Neuwirth, Donna Marie Asbury, Brenda Braxton, Ruthie Henshall

Roxie- Sandy Duncan, Karen Ziemba, Bianca Marroquin

 

Also, who saw Ute Lemper and/or Sharon Lawrence?  I wanted to see both. How were their performances?

 

Any performances you found lackluster? (Im sure this will be the more popular question....)

 

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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1804
Posted: 3/10/20 at 11:28pm

The wonderful Charlotte D'Amboise is returning as Roxie Hart, from March 30, 2020 --- July 5, 2020.  The producers are sure taking their time to announce Emma Pittman's start date as Roxie.  

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1805
Posted: 3/11/20 at 12:02pm

Has anyone seen Paulo Szot as Billy Flynn? He did four weeks in January and will be back next monday till' May 19th.

He will do the revival in Brazil next semester and would love to hear some reports.

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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1806
Posted: 3/17/20 at 8:03am

Hi all.  On this day, March 17, 2011, I saw "Chicago" for the very first time.  Prior to that, I hadn't given the show much thought.  Since then, I have had the opportunity to see the show 25 times (plus one concert version).  Here is a link of the pictures with me at those shows.  https://photos.app.goo.gl/1FRdFveGUUG8thH9A

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1807
Posted: 3/17/20 at 10:50pm

I had time on my hands and took a look at Telecharge.  This is what I found for "Chicago".  In teresting.

Charlotte d'Ambiose Roxie Hart (thru 7/5)
Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly (thru 4/15; 4/24 - 7/5)
Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly (4/16 - 4/23)
Paulo Szot as Billy Flynn (thru 5/19)
Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart (thru 3/29)
NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton (thru 5/31)
R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine (thru 07/05)

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1808
Posted: 3/21/20 at 12:39pm

Ooops, I forgot.  Yesterday, March 20, 2020 was the 9th anniversary that I started this thread with regards to my favorite musical.  

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1809
Posted: 4/27/20 at 8:41pm
"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1810
Posted: 4/30/20 at 10:42pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPtdfojnTb4  This is the fabulous Michele de Jean as Roxie Hart.  The video is kind of iffy at times, but her performance is out of this world!  I regret that I never had the chance to see her on her return as Roxie in 2018. 

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1811
Posted: 5/9/20 at 10:50am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-oTUV8Gjr0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KZFd93oTnAttVN15Yhjb6Vbn7UZTYoZrFLiytRb_rwwaEU6DaYWhobrA    Here are some of the past and present cast members of "Chicago" in "Lysol That Jazz".   

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1812
Posted: 8/8/20 at 11:15am

On August 8, 1975, Liza Minnelli joined the cast of "Chicago" as Roxie Hart.  https://www.playbill.com/article/playbill-vaults-today-in-theatre-history-august-8-com-107550

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread#1813
Posted: 8/8/20 at 3:35pm

https://www.playbill.com/article/look-back-at-liza-minnelli-in-chicago?fbclid=IwAR1ZnuMnw6ezolZ5rauiS0rI6iBa76hFdKqvlAEb-wkA7w9BN-AYuPpUf

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)