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Broadway-Bound Gotta Dance Celebrates World Premiere in Chicago

Georgia Engel, Stefanie Powers, and more star in the Jerry Mitchell-directed musical.

The new Broadway-bound musical Gotta Dance celebrated its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Bank of America Theatre on December 28, where it is scheduled to run through January 17. Check out these adorable photos from the event.

The cast members of Gotta Dance take their opening night bows.
(© Amy Boyle)

Based on a true story, the musical revolves around 10 dancers who audition to dance at the half time show for a major NBA team. They all love to dance, they all have something to prove, and they are all over 60. It's only after making the cut that they find out they will be dancing in a style that is completely new to all of them. Instead of tap, salsa, or swing, they will have to dance hip-hop.

Book writers Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin pause for a photo op with composer Matt Sklar.
(© Amy Boyle)

The show features a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. The cast includes André De Shields, Georgia Engel, Lillias White, Stefanie Powers, Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, Nancy Ticotin, Joanna Jones, Madeline Doherty, Tracy Jai Edwards, Diane Findlay, Lenora Nemetz, Jonalyn Saxer, Kay Walbye, Alexander Aguilar, Adinah Alexander, Sydni Beaudoin, Holly Ann Butler, Paula Castelon, Ari Groover, Colby Lewis, Lance Roberts, Elise Santora, Austin Scott III, and Virginia Ann Woodruff.

The Gotta Dance originals enjoyed the festivities.
(© Amy Boyle)

For tickets and more information, click here.

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