Friday, December 11, 2015 – Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the Nederlander Organization announce that GRAMMY Award-Winner Brandy Norwood will play “Roxie Hart” when the production returns to Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. CHICAGO THE MUSICAL will play a limited one-week engagement from April 26 – May 1, 2016.
Tickets for CHICAGO are currently available for purchase by Season Ticket Holders online atwww.HollywoodPantages.com or by calling 866-755-2929 (Mon-Fri; 9:30am-5:30pm). Groups of 10 or more will be available on Thursday, December 17th by visiting www.PantagesGroups.com or by calling 866-755-3075. Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, February 21st at 10am PT online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787. Ticket prices start at $29.
Brandy Norwood recently made her Broadway debut as “Roxie Hart” this past spring, playing a limited run in the Broadway production from April 28th through August 2nd 2015. Entertainment Weekly raved “Norwood’s Broadway debut as the merry murderess comes with a wholly original array of Brandy-grade vocal twists. You’ve likely never heard a Roxie Hart riff like this before!” “Any way you put it, BRANDY’S CAREER IS ICONIC. She adds to all that as Roxie Hart in Chicago.” – BuzzFeed
A GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Brandy Norwood has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. She first stole our hearts with her multi-platinum self-titled debut album featuring the hit single “I Wanna Be Down.” Her record “The Boy Is Mine” is the longest running number-one song and best-selling duet of all time. As an actress, Brandy has starred in her own sitcom, “Moesha,” and made history in Disney’s television film Cinderella as its first black princess, starring alongside her icon Whitney Houston.She recently received a 2014 NAACP Image Award for her role as Chardonnay on BET’s “The Game.”
In recent BET news, Brandy Norwood is starring in new scripted series entitled Zoe Ever After. The series centers on Zoe Moon (Norwood), a newly single mom stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband while trying to balance dating, motherhood, and finally fulfilling her dream of starting a cosmetics line. Zoe Ever After will premiere on Tuesday, January 5th on BET. For more information, visit Brandy’s new blog at http://TheNextBrandyBlog.com
Complete casting for the L.A. Engagement of CHICAGO will be announced at a later date.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb,CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
CHICAGO is a production not to be missed. And all the reviewers agree. Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”
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.
The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. 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.
The performance schedule for CHICAGO is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm.
CHICAGO is recommended for ages 13 and up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.)
Individual tickets for CHICAGO start at $29. Prices are subject to change without notice.
For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of CHICAGO, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com/Chicago.
Official show site: www.ChicagoTheMusical.com