Chicago: Kander and Ebb's Classic Musical at National Theatre
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The last date listed for Chicago was Sunday April 12, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
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My 16 year old daughter and I danced out of The National Theater on three feet of air. Deliciously wickedly wonderfully murderously delightful! Charlotte d'Ambroise is a tiny blonde jolt of pure energy, Terra C. MacLeod a sultry cell block star. John O'Hurley provides the big name, and he was sufficiently snaky in the role of Billy Flynn, suave and vile with that fabulous white hair. His comedic timing is perfection, and interaction with cast and band lively and engaging. I thought he'd showcase more of those famous new dancing skills, but no matter---the dancing by Roxie and Velma and all the boys and girls was brilliant. My daughter pointed out that this would have been a good musical to take the boyfriend/husband to, what with all the black fishnet and lingerie----the moves that the dancers pulled off were nothing short of miraculous. It's a good outing when your teenager whispers "thanks mom, can we do this again?!" We sat waaaay up at the top of the mezzanine, which may have accounted for the occasional lost vowel or word. However, the band was amazing, kudos to the solo violinist and the bounteous horn section. solo voices soared and swooned, with a full range of emotion and passion. Kevin Chamberlain should get a special shout out for being so visibile as the cellophane man, and Carol Woods was a crowd pleaser as the hypocritical Mama. Don't miss this show! And don't leave early to beat the traffic, as so many Washingtonians seem to feel they must do!!
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- "It has always been (and still is) a glamorous, potent, exciting, sexy and greatly amusing night out." --Chicago Tribune
- "Chicago proves to be a musical with legs, in more ways than one. An amazing live dance-a-thon that only a cast of top Broadway veterans could carry off." --Chicago Sun-Times
<p>Starring John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) as Billy Flynn and Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart.</p> <p>There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz, it’s no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.</p> <p>Chicago has everything: knockout dancing, an edge-of-your-seat story and one showstopper after another. If you loved the Academy Award®-winning film, nothing beats the live show, and if you are already intimately acquainted with the musical, experience that sizzle again, Chicago always delivers.</p>
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Managed by the Shubert Organization/Telecharge, The National Theatre -- "The Theatre of Presidents" -- has operated at the same location three blocks from The White House since 1835. The mission of the National Theatre Corporation is to keep this historic National Theatre operating, with top-quality live stage attractions. Additionally, through their outreach efforts, they bring free programs and other services to the public.