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Short & Sweet – GOTTA DANCE

Posted on: January 7th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Short and Sweet critic Diana Martinez reviews the Pre-Broadway World Premiere musical comedy Gotta Dance with Daily Herald guest critic Diana Berglund.

Martinez says “It’s clever, funny, entertaining and leaves you smiling.”

Read more and watch the video review at the Daily Herald.

Complete Casting Announced for Pre-Broadway World Premiere Musical GOTTA DANCE

Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

 

Broadway In Chicago and producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today the complete cast for Gotta Dance, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball’s first ever aged 60-and-older dance team. The pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance begins this winter at Broadway In Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). Gotta Dance begins performances on December 13, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016.

Joining the Gotta Dance team are Joanna Jones (NBC’s “Sing Off”), Madeleine Doherty (Gigi), Tracy Jai Edwards (Legally Blonde), Diane Findlay (Fish in the Dark), Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy), Jonalyn Saxer (Honeymoon in Vegas), and Kay Walbye (Urinetown), along with 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. They join previously announced stars including Tony® Award nominee André De Shields, five-time Emmy® Award nominee Georgia Engel, Tony Award-winner Lillias White, television and film icon Stefanie Powers (in her Broadway debut), Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, and Nancy Ticotin.

Gotta Dance brings together an all-star creative team that includes a book by Tony Award- nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin) and Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), music by Tony and Emmy Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), with additional music by Marvin Hamlisch (an Emmy, Grammy®, Tony and Oscar® winner) and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with co-choreography by Nick Kenkel.

One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist. You gotta be over 60. Gotta Dance is the incredible true story of ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major NBA team. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60. It isn’t until they make the cut that they find out they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—they are going to bring down the house with a style that’s entirely new to them: hip hop. Don’t miss this original Broadway-bound musical about a group of ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams as they battle prejudice, self-doubt and each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20 thousand screaming fans.

Play BIC-GO at the Summer Concert!

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Last year we gave you the chance to win tickets by playing Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert BIC-GO and it was so popular we’re doing it again!

Join us in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion August 17th at 6:15 pm for an evening of music and fun. This year’s Broadway In Chicago FREE Summer Concert in Millennium Park will include selections from: “Gotta Dance,” “42nd Street,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” “If/Then,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” “Cabaret,” “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage,” “Newsies,” and “The Lion King.”

Beginning today, you have the opportunity to be entered to win a pair of tickets to one of our upcoming productions of your choice that is featured in the summer concert by playing BIC-GO on social media – just like BINGO! Post your photos on Twitter or Instagram of any of the items on the BIC-GO board using #BICconcert and tag Broadway in Chicago. Once you have a completed row/column/diagonal of 5 in a row, make a post on Twitter or Instagram using #BICGO. You have up until August 24 to finish your BIC-GO card; the more rows you complete, the more you will be entered to win! Don’t forget about that free space – and be creative with your entries as some squares are open to interpretation. You can find the full rules below. Good luck and have fun snapping pictures!

 

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