The musical “Chicago” of the legendary Bob Fosse with premiere at the Ancient theatre

The hit musical “Chicago” will be performed at 8 July(Saturday) within the framework of the festival Opera Open. The original work is created  in 1975 from Bob Fosse, who is claimed to be one of the biggest American choreographers and producers. He is creator of the films “Cabaret” and “All that jazz”. Opera Plovdiv buys off the rights in order to perform it at the Ancient theatre with the Musical theatre “Stefan Makedonski”. The libretto is achievement of Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, the music is from John Kander, texts from songs are from Fred Ebb, and the translation to Bulgarian is from Viktor Makarov.
The musical “Chicago”has got 16 000 performances and has been watched from 17 million people all over twenty five countries, among them are Britain, Germany, Russia, France, Brazil, China, Japan and United Arab Emirates. For that purpose “Chicago” is translated and performed into nine different languages. Director of the Bulgarian performance is Boiko Iliev, producer is Igor Bogdanov, scenography is from George Zlatanov,
painter of the costumes is Tsvetanka  Petkova-Stoyanova, choreographer is  Tatyana Yaneva. In the performance at the Ancient theatre are taking part the soloists, chorus and ballet of the Musical Theatre and the orchestra of
Opera Plovdiv.
“Chicago” is created on the stage-play from Maurine Dallas Watkins and tell us about a story of a night club artist, who killed her lover and after that with the help of a high paid lawyer succeeded in convincing the court of her innocence and becoming a star in the eyes of the media and the society. The story of the remake include six awards “Tony”, received in 1997, two prizes “Laurence Olivier” and Grammy award for the best musical show album. The film “Chicago” with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere has been honoured with 6 Oscars.
Tickets for the musical “Chicago” are being sold at the cash desk of the Opera in the House of Culture, in  the ticket center in front of the Municipality and online on
Opera Open is part of the programme Plovdiv-European Capital of Culture 2019.


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