Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
Following a tour of Great Britian, the stage version of the Leslie Bricusse musical Scrooge, adapted from the 1970 film of the same name, will begin an American national tour at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts's Oriental Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 2004. Television notable Richard Chamberlain, who has appeared on Broadway in such shows as My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music, will star as Ebenezer Scrooge.

The production will be directed by Bob Tomson and will be choreographed by Lisa Kent. Paul Farnsworth will recreate his designd for the London production and illusionist Paul Kieve will design the show's visual effects.

Other cities scheduled to host engagements of the tour include Minneapolis (November 9-14); Appleton, Wisconsin (November 16-21); Louisville (November 23-28); Wallingford, Connecticut (November 30-December 5); Detroit (December 7-12); Baltimore (December 14-19); and Philadelphia (December 21-January 9). Ticket information will be announced soon.