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Lillias White & Andre De Shields Star In Broadway-Bound Gotta Dance

Tony nominee Andre De Shields (The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Play On!) and Tony winner Lillias White (The Life, Cats, Chicago, Fela!) join Haven Burton, Georgia Engel, Lori Tan Chinn, Stefanie Powers and Nancy Ticotin in the Broadway-bound musical, Gotta Dance.

Proving that “age ain’t nothing but a number,” Gotta Dance tells the true story of a group of professional dancers who, in 2007, were tasked with getting a New Jersey basketball team’s senior citizen dance troupe performance-ready for their center court hip-hop debut. The tale proves that through an unlikely art form and a few cool moves, generation gaps can be crossed and friendships are formed.

ANDRE DE SHIELDS. Photo by Lia Chang

Andre De Shields. Photo: Lia Chang

According to Broadway In Chicago;

This Broadway-bound musical brings together an all-star creative team that includes original music by the legendary Marvin Hamlisch (an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar winner), Tony Award-nominee Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer), lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), a book by Tony Award-nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots). Gotta Dance is a heartwarming and hilarious story of triumph and joy that is sure to make you dance in the aisles.

The musical will begin performances on Dec. 13, 2015 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre, where it will run until Jan. 10, 2016. Broadway dates and venue are still TBD.  Tickets for groups are on sale now by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will be available soon. If you are in Chicago, this is the perfect chance to see the musical before it takes NYC by storm.


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