CHICAGO Returns to The Orpheum 6/22-27

CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN at The Orpheum Theatre and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is now the sixth longest-running musical production in Broadway history ... and shows no sign of ever slowing down!

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 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 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.

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 U.S. and Canada, as well as international tours in Australia and the United Kingdom.

CHICAGO will appeal live at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis June 22-27, 2010. The
Performance schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 22 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 23 7:30pm
Thursday, June 24 7:30pm
Friday, June 25 7:30pm
Saturday, June 26 2pm Matinee; 8pm Evening
Sunday, June 27 1:30pm Matinee; 7pm Evening

Tickets range from $20-$75 and can be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office,
Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling the Box Office at (901) 525-3000
or (901) 743-ARTS between 9am and 5pm, or via the Internet at
Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 901-525-7800 between 9am and 5pm.

Visit for more information.

The Orpheum Theatre * 203 S. Main * Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-525-7800 * Fax: 901-526-0829

The Orpheum Theatre is operated by the Memphis Development Foundation, a non-profit organization which depends on the financial support of the community to carry out its mission to foster the enjoyment and understanding of the Arts in Memphis, as well as the economic prosperity of Downtown and surrounding areas.

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