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Broadway's Chicago Set for Central Park SummerStage Performance

The current cast will take part in the free performance.

Ryan Worsing, Bianca Marroquín, and Michael Cusamano in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre.
Ryan Worsing, Bianca Marroquín, and Michael Cusumano in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre.
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The current cast of Broadway's Chicago will take to Central Park for a free concert of songs from the musical on August 31. The 8pm show is part of the annual SummerStage series.

Featuring classic tunes by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. The revival, celebrating its 20th year on Broadway, is directed by Walter Bobbie.

The concert's cast will include Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Mama Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine, with David Bushman, Kelcy Griffin, Donald Jones Jr., James Lane, Melissa Rae Mahon, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Brian O’Brien, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jason Patrick Sands, Solange Sandy, Michael Scirrotto, Brian Spitulnik, Tonya Wathen, and Chryssie Whitehead. The evening will feature an appearance by this revival's original Billy Flynn, Tony Award winner James Naughton.

For tickets to Chicago on Broadway, click here.

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