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Wed April 27, 2005
Columns

"Chicago"

Broadway's hit musical, "Chicago" at TPAC, May 3 through 8.

CHICAGO continues to ?razzle- dazzle? audiences since it opened to rave reviews at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. The Washington Post called it ?Stylish and Bold! What you see is what you so gloriously get."

?We?re pleased to bring such a Broadway favorite back to TPAC, especially following the success of the Academy Award-winning film version of CHICAGO,? said Brent Hyams, TPAC?s director of marketing.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler and under the direction of Walter Bobbie and spotlighting the choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of the legendary Bob Fosse, CHICAGO features the ?razzle-dazzle? music and lyrics of master Broadway composers John Kander and Fred Ebb, with book by Mr. Ebb and the late Bob Fosse.

Bianca Marroquin and Terra C. MacLeod will play the leading roles of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. Gregory Harrison will step into the shoes of master attorney Billy Flynn. Carol Woods will be Matron Mama Morton, Kevin Carolan will be Amos Hart and R. Bean will grace the stage as Mary Sunshine. The company will include Eddie Bennett, Nicole Bridgewater, David Bushman, Melissa Fagan, Ivy Fox, David Kent, Erich McMillan-McCall, Wilson Mendieta, Angel Reda, Dante Sciarra, Steven Sofia, Jasond Thomas, Debra Walton, Tonya Wathen and Matt Zarley.

CHICAGO, winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and a Grammy Award for its cast recording, has the distinction of being Broadway?s longest running revival, still SRO in its 8th year at the Ambassador Theatre in New York. It?s the story of two real life murderesses and a lawyer who turns them into media celebrities is a page right out of today?s newspapers.

The immense worldwide success of CHICAGO spawned the Academy Award-winning film version. The jazz, the style, the music, and the dancing all add up to an experience that will exhilarate.

Tickets for CHICAGO are scaled from $19-68, depending upon performance times and seat locations. For tickets, visit the TPAC Box Office (Downtown or at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills), online at www.tpac.org, or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 615/255-ARTS (2787). For information on offers for groups of 20 or more, call TPAC Group Sales at 615/782-4060.

CHICAGO is recommended for mature audiences.

The HCA/TriStar Broadway in Nashville at TPAC Series is sponsored by American Airlines, Cadillac, Coca-Cola and The Hermitage Hotel. Show sponsors for CHICAGO are WJXA Mix 92.9, WSMV Channel 4 News and The Tennessean.