Kristin Chenoweth joins Jinkx Monsoon for the QUEEN TO QUEEN event in CHICAGO
Chicago presents QUEEN TO QUEEN with Jinkx Monsoon & Kristin Chenoweth, a “jazzy” post-show event at the Ambassador Theater following the Chicago evening performance on Friday, March 17th. Buy a ticket to Chicago and get instant access to see Jinkx and Kristin on stage together for the first time.
Two-time “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Jinkx Monsoon is currently playing the role of “Matron ‘Mama’ Morton” at the Ambassador Theater (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, March 26, 2023 only.
This year (and every year) Chicago producers are also celebrating the work of Broadway legend John Kander, who co-wrote the Chicago film score with the late Fred Ebb. Kander has the honor of having presented a show on Broadway every season for the past 50 years. He has been on Broadway since 1959, when he received his first fame as a dance music arranger and audition pianist with Gypsy.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
The current Chicago cast includes Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, James T. Lane as Billy Flynn, Jinkx Monsoon as Matron “Mama” Morton, Evan Harrington as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine . The cast also includes David Bushman, Christine Cornish, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O’Brien and Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, and Michael Scirrotto.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago won six Tony Awards in 1997, including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner -Winner Ken Billington, Sound Design by Tony Award Winner Scott Lehrer, Casting by Stewart/Whitley and Executive Produced by Alecia Parker.
Set in the glamorous decadence of the 1920s, Chicago plays the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her casual lover after he threatens to leave her. To avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s most skilled criminal defense attorneys to turn her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines that could just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
Monday at 7pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2:30pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm Clock
Credit: John Russo