On August 31, Chicago The Musical celebrated its 20 Years on Broadway with a free performance at the SummerStage in Manhattan’s Central Park.
CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway. The winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that’s been seen by over 30 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is simply “the best musical in town” (The New York Times).
Current cast members performing on this special night were 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, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Other cast members included 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 audience also enjoyed special surprise guests such as Tony Award-winner, James Naughton, members of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, singers from the First Corinthian Baptist Church of Harlem, kids from Camp Broadway, TV and show biz personalities, and past performers.
The audience cheered, stomped their feet and sang the shows’ signature tunes as the entire ensemble filled the stage for a last bow.
SummerStage is the largest FREE performing arts festival in New York City