Tickets Go On Sale 4/2 For CHICAGO At The Palace

Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz, and glamour on the Great White Way, CHICAGO, the record-breaking, smash hit musical and sixth longest-running production in Broadway history, will make a stop in Columbus at the Palace Theatre as part of its national tour.

Murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery are set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s in CHICAGO, the story of housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover when he threatens to walk out. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and rival cellmate Velma Kelly by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.

Presented by CAPA and Broadway Across America, CHICAGO plays the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) June 8-13. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 2. Prices range from $22.50 to $67.50 and can be purchased at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

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.

The national tour is directed by Scott Faris and choreographed by Gary Chryst. Walter Bobbie was 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 and 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.

The record-breaking London production of CHICAGO continues to hold the record as the longest-running American musical in West End history. CHICAGO is also on tour throughout the US and Canada, as well as international tours in Australia and the United Kingdom.

CHICAGO is a production not to be missed, and the reviewers agree-Time Magazine calls it "A Triumph," Newsweek raves "Smashing," and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO "Broadway's Most Electrifying Show."

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

CALENDAR LISTING
CAPA and Broadway Across America present CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL
June 8-13, Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tuesday, June 8, 8 pm
Wednesday, June 9, 8 pm
Thursday, June 10, 8 pm
Friday, June 11, 8 pm
Saturday, June 12, 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, June 13, 1 pm & 6:30 pm
Murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery are set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s in CHICAGO, the story of housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover when he threatens to walk out. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and rival cellmate Velma Kelly by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Tickets are $22.50 to $67.50 at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. The Palace Theatre Ticket Office will open two hours prior to the performance. www.capa.com

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the support of the Abigail Simpson, Grace K. and Robert L. Rohe, and Martha G. Staub Funds of the Columbus Foundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all of its citizens, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city's artists and arts organizations since 1973.

About CAPA
Owner/operator of downtown Columbus' magnificent, historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, Valentine Theatre (Toledo, OH), and Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a not-for-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment now celebrating 40 years of service. For more information, visit www.capa.com.

About Broadway Across America
Broadway Across America is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway Across America presents first-class, touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions, and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America, and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced the Broadway productions of HAIR, WEST SIDE STORY, and Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS. Upcoming productions include MINSKY'S, PROMISES, PROMISES, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, and the West End production of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. Touring productions include Nickelodeon's STORYTIME ADVENTURES featuring Dora the Explorer, and DREAMGIRLS. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent, go to www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

Photo credit: Paul Kolnik



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