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Chicago: special ticket offer for 29 Nov performance to celebrate the end of the strike


In celebration of Broadway curtains rising throughout midtown once again, the producers of the Tony Award winning musical Chicago are offering a special ticket offer to welcome audiences.�

For once performance only � Thursday, 29 November at 8 p.m. � any and all remaining tickets can be purchased for only $26.50.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the Ambassador Theatre Box Office, between the hours of 10am and 8pm on Thur 29 Nov. This special $26.50 rate is only available at the box office. The special rate does not apply for phone or online orders.

The Thursday, 29 Nov 207 performance also marks the debut performances of Emmy nominee Aida Turturro ('The Sopranos') as Matron Mama Morton, Vincent Pastore ('The Sopranos') as Amos Hart, and Maxwell Caulfield ('Dynasty') as Billy Flynn. (All three stars were originally scheduled to begin performances on 19 Nov 2007.) The Broadway revival of Chicago opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on the 14 Nov 1996, following previews from 23 Oct 1996. On the 11 Feb 1997 it moved to the Shubert Theatre, and then moved to the Ambassador Theatre on 29 Jan 2003, where the musical is currently selling tickets through to 29 Jun 2008.

Chicago won six 1997 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Actor (James Naughton), Best Actress (Bebe Neuwirth) and Best Lighting. The musical is the longest running revival in Broadway history, and is the eighth-longest running musical on Broadway.

Chicago currently stars Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Michelle DeJean as Roxie Hart, Aida Turturro as Matron 'Mama' Morton, **Maxwell Caulfield as Billy Flynn, Vincent Pastore as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

** Maxfield Caulfield leaves the show on 2 Dec 2007, Jeff McCarthy will then assume the role of Billy Flynn from 3 Dec 2007 - 13 Jan 2008.

Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.

Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defence and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. The show features the well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.

The musical is directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, scene design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Scott Lehrer.

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