Ages: 12+
Opened: May 2, 1996
Closing: May 04, 1996

Chicago - 1996 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

New York City Center
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10019

Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con música de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por más de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de más de 850 millones de dólares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los años 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crímenes pasionales, que luchan por conseguir el favor de Billy Flynn, un famoso abogado que utiliza a la prensa sensacionalista para conseguir la libertad de sus clientes.

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Review: AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical at Kokandy Productions
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 1, 2023

Kokandy Productions’ Chicago premiere of AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical is a delectable, campy romp. Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham’s production is a mainly bloodless vision for the bloody tale of serial killer finance bro Patrick Bateman — and it’s an approach that works incredibly well for the material. I know that AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical was short-lived on Broadway and that that production was a literal bloodbath. The fact that Kokandy’s production substitutes red confetti for stage blood is a microcosm of how well this scrappy interpretation of the musical works: By making the show more camp, less horror story, audiences are then free to indulge in the satire and fun.

Miguel Cervantes to Play Final HAMILTON Performance in January
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2023

Miguel Cervantes's final performance as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway will be on January 7, 2024. The announcement was made in a video on his official Instagram account on Saturday. 

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK To Make New York Premiere at Chelsea Film Festival
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 30, 2023

WEST OF FRANK, a new queer dance drama film by Breton Tyner-Bryan, will make its New York premiere at the Chelsea Film Festival. The film explores the historic Jefferson Market Library and the Women's House of Detention in Manhattan's Greenwich Village through the medium of dance.

West End and Broadway Actress Rachel Tucker to Release New Album in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 30, 2023

Rachel Tucker, West End and Broadway Actress, is releasing a new album titled ''re already home' on November 3rd. The album features a collection of tracks that reflect the choices we make between family, home, and career. Get more information here!

The Annoyance Theatre to Present THE EVIL THAT MEN DO Beginning in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 30, 2023

The Evil that Men Do brings together the best talent at the Annoyance to create a truly unforgettable theatrical experience. Get ticket and event information here!

Norbert Leo Butz, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 30, 2023

Check out the lineup of incredible performances at 54 Below this month!

MUSIC FROM MUSICALS Radio Show At Northwestern University Entering 4th Year
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2023

Northwestern University's WNUR-FM's radio program MUSIC FROM MUSICALS continues into its 4th year on the air on the USA's most powerful (7,200 watts) student-run radio station.

Photos: First Look At Rehearsals For World Premiere MORRIS MICKLEWHITE AND THE TANGERINE DRESS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2023

Children’s Theatre Company has announced the complete cast and creative team for the highly-anticipated World Premiere play Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, based on the acclaimed children’s book by Christine Baldacchino with illustrations by Isabelle Malenfant. 

Tony-Winner Beth Leavel, Dermot Mulroney And Jenna Lea Rosen To Headline MACK & MABEL L.A. Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2023

ALL ROADS THEATRE COMPANY, Los Angeles's brand new Equity Theatre Company, announces principal casting for its fully staged and choreographed presentation of Jerry Herman's and Michael Stewart's beloved musical, MACK & MABEL In Concert, starring Dermot Mulroney and Jenna Lea Rosen as the title characters, with Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel.

New Zealand Collective LEISURE Share New Album; First Ever US Tour Selling Out  ​  ​ 
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

LEISURE, a New Zealand collective, has released their new album 'LEISUREVISION.' Read more about their latest project and their first-ever US tour.

Video: JP Saxe Performs 'I Don't Miss You' on LIVE! WITH KELLY & MARK
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

JP Saxe performs his hit song 'I Don't Miss You' on 'Live With Kelly And Mark'. The single, written with John Mayer, is featured on Saxe's sophomore album ‘A Grey Area' out now on Arista Records/Sony Music Entertainment. Watch the video now!

WHO CHISELED THAT? by Merit Kahn Begins US Tour in Chicago
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

'Who Chiseled That?' by Merit Kahn will begin performances in Chicago this October ahead of a US tour.

Review: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at TimeLine Theatre Company/Broadway In Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 29, 2023

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY is a sweeping play that covers 164 years of history as it weaves together fact and fiction to chart the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers. The play’s title mirrors the ambition of the piece: It has a run-time of over three hours that unfolds in three acts — all performed by only three actors. The trilogy in the title is thus a literal reflection of the play’s structure and the roles, but it’s also suggestive of the piece’s mythical nature. Likewise, playwright Stefano Massani’s script (adapted by Ben Power) has a rhythmic storytelling style; the actors often narrate their own stories and actions in a chamber theater type of presentation. Although the run time is long, the fact that THE LEHMAN TRILOGY covers so much ground means it remains interesting throughout — although I found I was ultimately more intellectually than emotionally stimulated.

First Preview of Mint Theater's PARTNERSHIP Canceled Due To Weather
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

The first preview of Mint Theater's American Premiere of Elizabeth Baker’s Partnership has been canceled due to weather. Performances will now begin on Sunday October 1st at 2PM.

Citadel Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team For Holiday Musical Production of SHE LOVES ME
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

Citadel Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team For Holiday Musical Production of SHE LOVES ME, a romantic comedy set during the holiday rush season of a perfumery.

SIX THE MUSICAL Extends in Toronto Until February 11, 2024
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

The Canadian production of SIX The Musical will extend its run until February 11, 2024. Get more event and ticket information here!

WICKED to Partner with American Girl, The Plaza Hotel, and More For 20th Anniversary
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

WICKED celebrates its 20th anniversary with special partnerships and events throughout October.

HEMLOCKE SPRINGS Releases Debut EP 'GOING...GOING...GONE!' & Reveals New Single 'pos'
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

The song garnered an impressive 30 million streams and garnered immediate critical acclaim from around the world. She releases her debut EP, the highly anticipated going...going...GONE!, via AWAL, along with focus track “pos.” Featuring 7 infectious songs, the EP showcases her knack for creating heartfelt indie-pop bangers.

ADDISON GRACE Releases Debut Album 'Diving Lessons'
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

ADDISON GRACE Releases Debut Album 'Diving Lessons' via AWAL. Shares Music Video for New Single “Pessimistic”. Leading up to the album's release, Addison offered a tantalizing preview of the LP with the singles “White Lie,” and “SLIME!.”

LP Releases New Album 'Love Lines'
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

LP reveals her latest studio album, Love Lines, out now. The album features the new single 'Dayglow' with a music video shot on location at Prague Pride Festival. Download/stream Love Lines now.

Steppenwolf to Present Chicago Premiere of POTUS Beginning in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of 'POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive' from October 26 – December 3, 2023 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater. Get performance and ticket information here!

Morgan Wallen Adds Back-to-Back Stops To '24 Tour
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

A rotating lineup of guests including Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, Nate Smith, Bryan Martin, Lauren Watkins, and Ella Langley will join for support. A special Texas guest will play on the July 26 Arlington, Texas show, while direct support for the new Nashville stops will be announced soon.

The Studio Players Perform Tracy Letts' SUPERIOR DONUTS Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

The Studio Players presents Tracy Letts' 'Superior Donuts,' a captivating exploration of the human spirit and the transformative power of connection. Don't miss this compelling play, running from October 27th to November 14th in Naples, Florida. Get your tickets now!

Enrique Iglesias Releases New Single 'Asi Es Ła Vida' & Announces Album 'FINAL Vol. 2'
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

Enrique Iglesias makes a triumphant return with his new single 'Asi Es La Vida' and announces tour dates and highly anticipated album 'FINAL Vol. 2'. Get ready for an exciting comeback from the music icon.

Late Aster Release 'Light Rail Session' EP
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

Late Aster has released their new EP 'Light Rail Session' and shared a video for their take on the jazz standard 'It Never Entered My Mind'. Check out the video and listen to their unique interpretation of the song.

Video: AQUA Releases 'Barbie Girl (Summer Tour 2023)' Live Video In Anticipation Of Their U.S. Tour
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

Featuring footage from various live shows this past Summer including their sold-out headline shows at NYC's Irving Plaza and Los Angeles' The Belasco,  the video is a celebration of the band's enduring popularity and legacy in the world of pop. As previously announced, the trio is poised to embark on an eagerly awaited nationwide tour.

Olivia Rodrigo, Usher, Nicki Minaj & More Join Jingle Ball Tour
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

The annual tour captures the music and holiday spirit on iHeartRadio stations across America and the iHeartRadio app with performances by this year’s biggest artists including Olivia Rodrigo, Usher, Nicki Minaj, SZA, Niall Horan, OneRepublic, AJR, Sabrina Carpenter, Miguel, Jelly Roll, Big Time Rush, NCT DREAM, Flo Rida and more.

Lola Young Returns With Brand New Single 'Conceited'
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

Produced by Solomonophonic (BROCKHAMPTON, Remi Wolf, Dominic Fike), ‘Conceited' offers Lola's fresh perspective on a selfish lover. Packed with punchy basslines and hypnotic electronic melodies, 'Conceited' - which has already gone viral on Lola's social media, acquiring over 4.3 million views on Instagram reels alone.

Holly Humberstone Announces UK and European Tour for Spring 2023
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

The BRIT winning and Ivor Novello nominated singer songwriter Holly Humberstone announces her biggest UK and European tour to date, headlining 20 venues in Spring 2024, including The Albert Hall in Manchester on 8 March and London's Eventim Apollo on 13 March 2024.

World Premiere of SLOW THUNDER Comes to Theatre 68 Arts Complex in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

bAfA TheatreWorks has announced the world premiere of Slow Thunder, written and directed by Suse Sternkopf, at the Theatre 68 Arts Complex in North Hollywood. Learn more about the upcoming production here!

54 SINGS OLIVIA RODRIGO Comes to 54 Below in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Olivia Rodrigo in October. Learn more about the upcoming performance here!

Palm Beach Opera Reveals Star-Studded Cast for 2024 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

Palm Beach Opera has announced the world-class cast for its 2024 Season, which features Puccini’s “Tosca,” Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman,” and for the first time in 15 years, Bellini’s “Norma,” all beginning in January next year. Learn more about the cast and the full season here!

FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREEN Comes to the Fountain Theatre in November
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

The Fountain Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green, a timely and timeless theatrical journey written by Howard L. Craft, directed by Joseph Megel, and starring J. Alphonse Nicholson. Learn more about the show here!

Playhouse on Park and Hartford Stage Company Will Host Panel Discussion, JANE AUSTEN: FROM PAGE TO THE STAGE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

Playhouse on Park and Hartford Stage Company will collaborate on a panel discussion in conjunction with the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s THEATER WEEK. Learn more about the upcoming event here!

Cast Set For BAKED! THE MUSICAL Concert Production Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

Prospect Theater Company and National Asian Artists Project have announced complete casting for their upcoming one night only concert of Baked! The Musical. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Idle Muse Hosts Post-Show Discussion With Playwright Paula Kamen, Representative Kelly M. Cassidy and Jane Members
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

Idle Muse Theatre Company’s Jeff-Recommended Jane: Abortion and the Underground, written by Paula Kamen and directed by Morgan Manasa, now playing through October 15, at The Edge Off-Broadway Theater, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., hosts a post-show discussion Sunday, Oct. 1 immediately following the 3 p.m. matinee performance. Learn more about how to attend here!

Chicago's Facility Theatre Reveals New Dates for RIGHT NOW
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

Chicago’s Facility Theatre today announced new details surrounding its production of the U.S. Premiere of RIGHT NOW, the first new show to be performed in their renovated space. Learn more about the show here!

Tony-Winning Musical THE BAND'S VISIT To Have Regional Premiere at TheatreSquared
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

The Band's Visit, the musical sensation that swept the Tony Awards after its Broadway debut, will have its regional premier October 11 at TheatreSquared.

Chicago's Best Drag Artists Bring You TIME WARP An Interactive Rocky Horror Time Warp Experience
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

Get ready for a thrilling Halloween experience at REDLINE VR with 'TIME WARP - A ROCKY HORROR IMMERSIVE POP-UP' from October 20-31.

Collage Dance Collective Announces Development Director Appointment
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

Collage Dance – recently named one of the 50 largest ballet companies in the nation by Dance Data Project, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne-Carolyn Bird as its new Development Director.

Strawdog Announces Cast of HERSHEL & THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

Strawdog announces the cast of 'Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins,' a musical adaptation of Eric Kimmel's beloved book. The show runs from December 3-23, 2023, at the Chicago Loop Synagogue. Tickets are free but require advance registration.

International Contemporary Ensemble Collaborates With Tomomi Adachi For John Cage's JAPAN SERIES At Japan Society
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

​​​​​​​International Contemporary Ensemble collaborates with performer/composer/poet/visual artist Tomomi Adachi for a three-concert series titled John Cage's Japan celebrating John Cage's relationship with Japanese culture, presented by the Japan Society this season.

HERMITAGE SUNSETS @ BENDERSON PARK Kicks Off 2023-2024 Season with Terry Guest and James Anthony Tyler
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

The Hermitage Artist Retreat announces a newly developed partnership with Nathan Benderson Park as a part of the Hermitage's 2023-2024 season. Expanding on the success of the Hermitage programming at Selby Gardens and other venues throughout the region, the new “Hermitage Sunsets @ Benderson Park” series launches this year following a popular Hermitage program at the park last season.

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

Sierra Madre Playhouse to present Cori Cable Kidder's Holiday Spectacular. A 1940s Christmas Revue starring Cori Cable Kidder.

SOME LIKE IT HOT Announces Broadway Closing Date
by Joshua Wright - Sep 28, 2023

The most award-winning musical of the 2022-2023 season, SOME LIKE IT HOT has announced a closing date at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre before it launches a national tour and West End production.

Photos: The Beautiful City Project's OSCAR NIGHT, Honoring A Year's Worth Of Charities & Non-Profits
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

The Beautiful City Project's OSCAR NIGHT was an evening of songs that have won the coveted award of 'Best Song' at the Oscars, and paid tribute to the numerous organizations that TBCP have raised funds an awareness for over the past year. Hosted by Stephen Schellhardt & Devin DeSantis, the show featured performances across a span of 9 decades, and included top Chicago musical theatre talent, a 12-piece orchestra, and 12-person choir.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 29th, 2023
by - Sep 29, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 29, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Darren Criss Adds Extra Show at The London Palladium in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

Don't miss Darren Criss's West End debut at the London Palladium on October 15th. An extra 2.30pm show has been added due to overwhelming demand. Join Emmy Award-Winner Darren Criss and special guests for a night of unforgettable performances. Tickets on sale now.

VIDEO: First Look at THE NACIREMA SOCIETY at Goodman Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2023

Get a first look at Goodman Theatre's production of The Nacirema Society, now on stage through October 15th.

Interview: Steven Lee Johnson Says TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Wharton Center is a Unique Opportunity to Experience an American Classic on Stage
by Stefani Chudnow - Sep 29, 2023

From October 3rd to 8th only, you can catch playwright Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed new production of To Kill a Mockingbird at Wharton Center in East Lansing.


All That Jazz
Funny Honey
Cell Block Tango
When You're Good to Momma
Tap Dance
All I Care About
A Little Bit of Good
We Both Reached for the Gun
I Can't Do It Alone
Chicago After Midnight
My Own Best Friend
I Know a Girl
Me and My Baby
Mister Cellophane
When Velma Takes the Stand
Razzle Dazzle
Keep It Hot
Ten Percent
Loopin' De Loop
Rose Colored Glasses
Pansy Eyes
Hot Honey Rag
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