‘Chicago,’ Longest-Running Broadway Musical, To Return In September
The Roaring Twenties will soon be back on Broadway with the return of Chicago. The longest-running American musical in Broadway history will reopen just in time for its 25th anniversary. It is the third show to announce its return date since Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) said that theaters could open in September at full capacity.
As with The Phantom of the Opera and Six, however, the New York State Department of Health and the governor must approve Chicago‘s return. That hasn’t stopped producers Barry and Fran Weissler from announcing that tickets are for sale.
Still, the Weisslers told fans, “The approval of the Department of Health and the Governor will be based on the continuing growth of the fully vaccinated population, coupled with an ongoing decline in total COVID-19 cases and positivity rates. The Department of Health and the Governor will review and approve health protocols in the theatre established by the theatre owner to assure that the highest safety standards are in place, as communicated through the theatre owners.”
The show, which will open September 14, is directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking. Chicago has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.
Casting hasn’t been announced yet, but the production won six Tony Awards in 1997, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Chicago will premiere in Seoul, South Korea through July 18 and there will also be a UK tour starting in September. More productions will take place during 2022.
A classic American musical, Chicago tells the tale of two women who, with the help of a charismatic defense attorney, transform their crimes into headlines and fame.
You can buy your tickets now for any performance through January 17, 2022. They offer either an exchange or refund for tickets into any other day up until two hours before the performance.