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Boop! The Betty Boop Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago This Fall

The new musical is written by David Foster, Susan Birkenhead, and Bob Martin.

(image provided by the production)
(image provided by the production)

Boop! The Betty Boop Musical will have its world premiere this fall at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago. Performances will run November 19-December 31.

With a book by Bob Martin and score by David Foster and Susan Birkenhead, Boop! will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell and is based on the characters created by Max Fleischer. Further information, including cast, is still forthcoming.

The show will follow the iconic character as she dreams of an ordinary day off from her black-and-white world, which lands her in the colorful, music-filled land of New York City.

First introduced in 1930, Betty Boop was created by Fleischer for his "Talkartoons" series, the world's first animated "talkies." Voiced by Mae Questel, Betty starred in more than 100 cartoons and has appeared in countless films, tv shows, commericals, and more.