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Broadway-Bound Musical, Gotta Dance, Adds New Cast Members

The new musical, Gotta Dance, adds additional cast members to join Tony Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Cats, Chicago, Fela!), Tony nominee Andre De Shields (The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Play On!)), Haven Burton, Georgia Engel, Lori Tan Chinn, Stefanie Powers and Nancy Ticotin.

New cast members include Tracy Jai Edwards, Madeleine Doherty, Kay Walbye, Lenora Nemetz, Alexander Aguilar, Colby Lewis, Diane Findlay and Paula Caselton.

Gotta Dance, based on the 2008 documentary of the same name, will open on December 13 at Broadway In Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. The production is headed to Broadway in the Spring of 2016. It tells the story of an amazing group of seniors who love to dance, their ambitious and overly zealous trainers and the art form that brings them together.

As described on the production’s website: From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes 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 pain, prejudice, self-doubt and each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20 thousand screaming fans.

Take a look at rehearsals and the making of Broadway’s next musical sensation via Broadway Chicago’s YouTube Channel.

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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