Chicago is celebrating its 20th anniversary year on Broadway and is planning to paint the town! A number of initiatives were announced at a party at New York hotspot The Palm on March 22, and we have all the razzle dazzling scoop. The show's official birthday is on November 14.
First up, Takarazuka, the all-female Japanese musical revue troupe, is set to celebrate the centennial of their founding with its first appearance in New York in over 25 years with Takarazuka Chicago. It will mark the first time ever that two identical productions in two different languages will be running at the same time in NYC. The show is scheduled to play a limited engagement July 20 through July 24 at the David H. Koch Theater.
Following this, on August 31 there’ll be a one-night-only event to celebrate the Kander and Ebb revival, with the classic tuner being performed in Central Park. More details will be announced soon.
You’ll also be able to take in materials from Chicago in the Curtain Up! exhibition, which is heading to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center this October.
And that's not all! Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long will be revising some of his designs for the show, which will debut this fall. Plus, the Chicago: Killing It Worldwide advertising campaign will showcase new photos by Max Vadukul, the photographer who shot the show’s iconic original 1996 advertising campaign.
Chicago is currently running at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre starring Paige Davis, Amra-Faye Wright, Jason Danieley and more.
Check out Broadway.com's behind-the-scenes look at the musical's new ad campaign below!