Photo Flash: Judy Gold, Robert Cuccioli, Mara Davi and More Star in Gingold Theatrical Group's CHICAGO
Gingold Theatrical Group presents Chicago, the basis of the long running Broadway musical. Written in 1926 by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago is best known today as the inspiration for the 1975 stage musical Chicago.
The play is a satire and was based on two unrelated 1924 court cases involving two women, Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, who were both suspected and later acquitted for murder, whom Watkins had covered for the Chicago Tribune as a reporter. The Broadway play has been adapted into the 1927 film Chicago, the 1942 film Roxie Hart, and the 1975 stage musical Chicago (revived in 1996 and still running), which in turn was adapted as the Academy Award-winning 2002 film. This is a rare chance to see the original!
Guest Director Pamela Hunt directs a cast that features Arnie Burton (The Mystery of Irma Vep - Drama League nomination, Machinal, Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, The Temperamentals -Drama Desk Award, The Last Sunday in June, The Jew of Malta/The Merchant of Venice), Robert Creighton (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Chicago, Anything Goes, James Cagney in the show he conceived and co-authored, Cagney!), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde - Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, FANY & Joseph Jefferson Awards; And The World Goes 'Round - OCC Award; The Rothschilds, Les Miserables, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone, No, No, Nanette - Encores!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Dames at Sea), George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Passion, Closer Than Ever, Leading Men Don't Dance, And the World Goes 'Round, Dames at Sea, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Brigadoon), Joy Franz (Susan in Stephen Sondheim's Company, Cinderella's Stepmother in Sondheim's Into the Woods), Judy Gold (Off-Broadway: The Judy Show - My Life as a Sitcom - Outer Critics Circle Nomination; 25 Questions for a