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Little Women National Tour Comes to Chicago, Jan. 24-Feb. 5

Little Women - The Broadway Musical, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, is coming to Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph), where it will play from Tuesday, January 24th through Sunday, February 5th, 2006. Recording, concert and theater star Maureen McGovern, who starred in the show on Broadway, will headline the tour.

"Based on Alcott's own family experiences, Little Women - The Broadway Musical, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, for the first time ever, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. Little Women - The Broadway Musical embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit," state production notes.

Maureen McGovern's portrayal of Marmee garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination. She previously starred on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance, Nine and 3 Penny Opera, and in the Broadway national tour of The King and I. Her regional credits include Elegies, Dear World, Letters From 'Nam, The Lion in Winter, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Of Thee I Sing, Let 'Em Eat Cake!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls and I Do, I Do. McGovern appeared in the films The Towering Inferno and Airplane! and also leant her voice to the DreamWorks animated video Joseph: King of Dreams. A two-time Grammy nominee, her 25 recordings include critically-acclaimed tributes to George Gershwin, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Harold Arlen and the Oscar-winning gold record "The Morning After." McGovern's website is www.maureenmcgovern.com.

Joining Maureen McGovern in Little Women - The Broadway Musical are Kate Fisher as Jo March, Ren e Brna as Meg, Louisa Flaningam as Aunt March, Gwen Hollander as Amy, Autumn Hurlbert as Beth, Michael Minarik as John Brooke, Stephen Patterson as Laurie, Robert Stattel reprises his Broadway role as Mr. Laurence, and Andrew Varela, also from the Broadway production, as Professor Bhaer.

Produced by Ken Gentry, Randall Wreghitt and Dani Davis, Little Women - The Broadway Musical features book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. The musical is directed by Susan H. Schulman, with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld.

The Little Women - The Broadway Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording, featuring McGovern, is available on Ghostlight Records wherever music is sold.

Tickets range in price from $18- $80 and are available at Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St. and 151 W. Randolph St.), through the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including all Carson Pirie Scott stores, Tower Records, Hot Tix, select Coconuts and fye stores) or online at ticketmaster.com. Groups of 20 or more can receive a discount by calling (312) 977-1710.

For more information, go to www.BroadwayInChicago.com. To learn more about upcoming tour dates of Little Women, visit www.littlewomenonbroadway.com/tour.


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