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#3150Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/8/24 at 6:26pm

jonartdesigns said: "also Mikayla Renfrow has joined the cast as Liz/ u/s Velma"

That girl is killing it. Straight from Wicked to Aladdin to Chicago with no breaks in between (and some national press attention).

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#3151Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/9/24 at 3:03am

Oh she’s gonna be so good! Her Roxie was the best I’ve seen live.

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#3152Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/9/24 at 11:05am

Says a lot that no one here seems to have any interest in seeing Madix.




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#3153Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/9/24 at 11:13am

everythingtaboo said: "Says a lot that no one here seems to have any interest in seeing Madix."

Right? It's funny, I know Chicago has had a slew of what most folks would consider exciting casting, but this is the first time I have personally been this excited about seeing the show again.


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#3154Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/9/24 at 3:05pm

everythingtaboo said: "Says a lot that no one here seems to have any interest in seeing Madix."

Madix is selling a lot of tickets though. She's out next weekend though. And then they have Jinkx returning for a short engagement in June/July. Curious if they play on bringing in someone over the summer.


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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#3155Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/9/24 at 3:41pm

bwayphreak234 said: "Robyn Hurder as Velma!Tuesday, March 26 through Sunday, June 16.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Robyn-Hurder-to-Return-to-CHICAGO-as-Velma-This-Month-20240308
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This is killing me. Absolutely adore Robyn, would go see this show again just for her, but she starts 2 days after our NYC trip ends. 

 

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#3156Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/13/24 at 10:44pm

Hayley Swindal is joining the cast of Chicago later this month for a short stint as Matron Mama Morton.


"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)

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#3157Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/14/24 at 7:37am

And barista extraordinaire Stacey will be working weekends starting this Saturday at the Starbucks on 7th & 43rd Street. 


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#3158Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/17/24 at 4:40pm

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It's my 13th anniversary with Chicago.  I first saw the show on March 17, 2011.  Ryan Lowe, Leigh Zimmerman and Jason Patrick Sands.  


"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)

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#3159Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/17/24 at 5:01pm

I first saw the show on March 17, 2011.

Too bad you missed its glorious Shubert Theatre era from 1996 to 2002. Those were thrilling times and when most of us regularly revisited the show to witness each exciting Roxie, Velma, and Billy replacement.

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#3160Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/17/24 at 6:44pm

Patti LuPone FANatic:  It's my 13th anniversary with Chicago.  I first saw the show on March 17, 2011.  

Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your posts and I am happy that Chicago is still running since it's one of my favorite shows. I first saw it in 1997 with Bebe and Marilu at the Shubert.   I have revisited it twice at the Ambassador.  Just today I was cooking my St. Patrick's stuff and it got crowded in the kitchen and I literally said He ran into my knife 10 times!  We had a good chuckle.

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#3161Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/25/24 at 8:22pm

thinking of trying for rush/SRO for Robyn's Velma debut tomorrow. Can't get there until the afternoon though.

 

FYI, Colt Adam Weiss is back for two weeks covering Denny Paschall's vacation.


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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#3162Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/26/24 at 5:47pm

apparently, Chicago hasn't been selling rush tickets during Madix's run, but they did sell out of SRO this morning. Hurder's Velma debut is soldout.


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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#3163Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/26/24 at 7:14pm

Robyn sounds f*cking incredible, btw. Cannot wait for her run. 


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#3164Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/26/24 at 7:31pm

GiantsInTheSky2 said: "Robyn sounds f*cking incredible, btw. Cannot wait for her run."

I'm probably going April 14 as I'm free that day. I'm sure there'll be audio out there somewhere after tonight's show.


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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#3165Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/27/24 at 5:14am

From the show's IG account. Robyn's a redheaded Velma and she looks and sounds amazing!

 

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4_0xa0s8fw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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#3166Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/27/24 at 6:28am

She looks like Pink coming down those stairs. How fabulous does she look !?
 

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#3167Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/27/24 at 8:29am

I hate the wig on Robyn. I miss the understated 'cool' factor of Bebe's pixie cut or Ann Reinking's slicked back bun. These wigs don't fit the style of the production, to me.

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#3168Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/27/24 at 10:08am

I believe the Velmas get to pick their wigs. Marable's was horrible. Amra, Brenda Braxton and Bianca used their natural hair. I think Terra did as well.


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
Updated On: 3/28/24 at 10:08 AM

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#3169Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/28/24 at 7:58am

I revisited Chicago last night primarily to see Robyn Hurder as Velma. It has also been a couple years since I had last seen the show. Robyn Hurder did not disappoint. This is her showiest role yet - she gets to show off her singing, acting, and dancing chops. She’s a true triple threat in every single way.

What I was NOT expecting tonight was to be completely blown away by Ariana Madix. She has the audience eating out of the palm of her hand. A truly phenomenal Broadway debut. I can’t say enough good things about her performance.

The entire cast was great - loved Max Von Essen as Billy. This show can be hit or miss depending on the cast at any given time, but tonight I was reminded just how much I love this show and production. It’s always a treat to see a long-running favorite in tiptop shape!


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#3170Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/28/24 at 7:53pm

Bianca Marroquin is back at the Ambassador Theatre beginning April 8th....as Roxie!!  Bianca and Robyn!   What a dynamic duo!!  

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"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
Updated On: 3/28/24 at 07:53 PM

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#3171Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/30/24 at 4:57pm

Has anyone done the rush/standing room as of late? I know it's Madix's last week so it may be crazy, but a standing room seat is a much better price than what they're offering currently.

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#3172Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/30/24 at 11:36pm

mattmarkowski99 said: "Has anyone done the rush/standing room as of late? I know it's Madix's last week so it may be crazy, but a standing room seat is a much better price than what they're offering currently."

I've heard they're not offering rush during Madix's run, only SRO. Tuesday's show(also Hurder's Velma debut) had 15 people in line before the box office opened.


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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#3173Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 3/31/24 at 9:11am

standing room seat

Standing Room (aka SRO) is a ticket to stand at the rear of the orchestra seats. It’s not a “seat.” frown


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#3174Chicago The Musical Appreciation Thread
Posted: 4/15/24 at 10:24pm

Rachel Chase is set to return to "Chicago" sometime in May.  Also, Jessica Ernest (Go to Hell Kitty and Roxie Hart understudy) announced on Instagram that she is a mommy to be...sometime in October 2024.  


"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)


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