Get ready Los Angeles! “Chicago The Musical,” will return to Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre. Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Chicago the musical is back and will perform on May 15 to May 27, 2012. Expect them again as they bring the best entertainment and popular music in Los Angeles.
Chicago the musical is based on 1926 play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins. It was first performed in 46th Street Theatre on June 3, 1975, from a book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It is a thrilling story about an ambitious chorus girl Roxie Hart who will do anything for her dreams even if it means killing her lover and frames her husband, but failed and was imprisoned. She wanted to have a career and be a star in Vaudeville, but she only gains popularity during her courtroom acquittal. Inside the women’s block in Cook County Jail she meets Velma Kelly who is also a murderer and a headline star. Together they teamed up with the help of a corrupt lawyer Billy Flynn and will try to do anything just to escape execution.
The star of the show Roxie Hart will be played by Christie Brinkley. She first played as Roxie Hart on April 8, 2011 and still reprising her role as you see her perform at Los Angeles Pantages Theatre. Christie Brinkley is one of the successful supermodels and also an actress. Brinkley also worked as a photographer, writer, and designer, she is also an activist for human and animal rights and the environment. She was married before to a popular musician Billy Joel in 1985 but they divorced in 1994, although it was short they are given one child, Alexa Ray Joel.
“We are thrilled to welcome Christie and her incredible dedication, focus and determination that she exhibits,” said producer Barry Weissler. “I’m excited to share with audiences the stellar performance that she delivers.”
Christie Brinkley was also known for her three consecutive appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, appeared on more than 500 magazine covers worldwide and also had long-running contract with CoverGirl. As part of her new company she launched a line of natural skin care products, Christie Brinkley Beauty.
She was discovered by an American photographer Errol Sawyer in a post office in Paris at the age of 18 and introduced to John Casablancas of Elite Model Management agency in Paris. She also met Patrick Demarchelier a French photographer as it was the start of her modeling career. Soon after she was signed a contract for three national ad campaigns and was seen at the cover of Glamour magazine, along with a record 20-year contract with cosmetics brand CoverGirl, it was the longest-running cosmetics contract of any model in history.
“Chicago the musical is entertaining, fun, sexy and brilliant. You will enjoy the spectacular musical play of Chicago. The dancers were fantastic, sexy and athletic; you couldn’t take your eyes off them, boys and girls alike. The choreography is all good. Fully recommended Chicago the musical to anyone who likes a good time!”
Chicago The Musical at the Pantages Theater will be performing 05/15 – 05/27.