CHICAGO at Bass Concert Hall on sale Friday
The hit musical CHICAGO returns to Austin, as part of Texas Performing Arts Broadway’s 2022-23 season in Austin. CHICAGO will play Bass Concert Hall November 1-6, 2022. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 26, 2022 at 10 a.m.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the longest running American musical in Broadway history – and it still shows no signs of slowing down! After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the only musical with everything that makes the Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal story of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one breathtaking song after another and a amazing dance.
There’s never been a better time to experience Broadway’s smash CHICAGO. This triumphant musical received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. As the 25th anniversary is celebrated, you can come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still… CHICAGO.
Set in the midst of the dazzling decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her lover after threatening to leave her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she tricks the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, into hiring Chicago’s most skilled criminal attorney to turn her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, which could might as well be taken from today’s tabloids. .
CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Over the past 25 years the show has been seen in 36 different countries and by 33 million people worldwide and now it’s coming back to Austin!
Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, have seen the Oscar-winning film and want to experience the show on stage, or have seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers. !
CHICAGO is a production not to be missed. And all commentators agree. Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves about “Smashing,” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”
Come on baby! Off to CHICAGO! It’s hotter than ever.
Texas Performing Arts is the performing arts presentation program at the University of Texas at Austin and operates venues on campus including Bass Concert Hall and the McCullough Theater. It is the home of the Broadway in Austin series, a curated performing arts program and a host of comedy and concert events. In calendar year 2019, Bass Concert Hall had the most ticket sales of any theater in Austin, was No. 2 in the state of Texas, and No. 22 in the world, according to the industry publication Pollstar. Following a nationwide search, Tony Award-winning producer Bob Bursey was named executive director in January 2020.
Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, Group Sales Box Office and Broadway Brands. Led by 18-time award-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner and CEO), BAA is North America’s leading broadcaster of premium touring productions, operating in 48 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and kill a mockingbird.
Presented by Texas Performing Arts. Broadway Across America provides production services for Texas Performing Arts. Exempt from sales tax pursuant to Section 151.3101(a)(3) of the Texas Tax Code.