Leader of the Pack: The Musical Story of the Rise of '60s Doo-Wop Singer Ellie Greenwich
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Full of sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a story that packs a powerful punch in our fame-obsessed society, Chicago is set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s. It's the story of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who will stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway and in its film adaptation, this biting satire features the unforgettable music of John Kander and Fred Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Learn More
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Acoustics were weak. Slides on 2 big screens could have easily been turned into active, fun-to-watch videos via a pc. Would have made lulls between costume changes enjoyable.
Uneven quality of dancers, some great, some were obviously having...continued
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Learn more about Ellie Greenwich at The Ellie Greenwich website.
This hit Broadway musical revue celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the Sixties charts. The story of Ellie’s rise to fame and fortune is punctuated with the virtual Hit Parade of her music: “Chapel of Love,” “Da Do Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “Hanky Panky,” “Do Wah Diddy,” “And Then He Kissed Me,” “River Deep. Mountain High” and, of course, the title song.
In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time included six by Ellie and her husband and writing partner, Jeff Barry — more than by any other songwriting team. A member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Ellie Greenwich’s songs have earned more than 25 gold and platinum records, sales in the tens of millions, and 33 BMI Awards.