Chicago the Musical

Chicago is coming to Brisbane!

Chicago the Musical

Theatre Address

Natalie Bassingthwaighte Alinta Chidzey Casey Donovan Tom Burlinson Jason Donovan

Producers

BARRY & FRAN WEISSLER

In 1968, Barry and Fran Weissler, established National Artists Management Company, Inc. (NAMCO), an entertainment production company based in New York City. They have nearly 50 years of experience developing, financing, casting, managing, marketing, licensing and consulting for first class theatrical ventures on Broadway and the West End as well as touring domestically and internationally.

They are the winners of seven Tony Awards:  Othello, the Weissler’s Broadway debut starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer; Fiddler on the Roof with Topol; Gypsy with Tyne Daly; Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire; the worldwide hit, Chicago; the 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer; and the 2013 revival of Pippin starring Patina Miller and Andrea Martin.

Chicago -- which is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary season on Broadway this year, is the longest running American musical in the world -- has featured countless stars including Bebe Neuwirth, Anne Reinking, Joel Grey, Melanie Griffith, David Hasselhoff, Chita Rivera, Denise van Outen, Duncan James, Lynda Carter, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Osbourne and Usher. The show’s global success has reached 34 countries, 473 cities and has been translated into a dozen languages.

Other notable Broadway credits include Cabaret with Joel Grey; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner; Zorba with Anthony Quinn; My One & Only with Tommy Tune; My Fair Lady with Richard Chamberlain; William Finn’s Falsettos; Grease with Megan Mullally; Seussical with Rosie O’Donnell; Wonderful Town with Brooke Shields; Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate; the West End premiere of Neil Labute’s Fat Pig; and Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.

In addition to Chicago and Pippin, NAMCO currently licenses internationally the 2012 Tony Award-winning musical Once, as well as their current hit, Waitress. Now embarking on its third year on Broadway, currently on the West End, and in the middle of its first North American Tour, Waitress is the musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 Sundance film favorite, with an original score by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles.

JOHN FROST

John Frost is one of Australia’s most prolific and successful theatre producers. In recent times he has been responsible for the Australian productions of The Book of Mormon, Wicked, My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews, The Producers, Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls, Chicago, The King and I, The Secret Garden, Doctor Zhivago, Annie, Anything Goes, Calendar Girls, Evita, The Wizard of Oz, Dirty Dancing and The Phantom of the Opera. Other productions include The Lincoln Centre’s production of South Pacific, Legally Blonde, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Geoffrey Rush and Driving Miss Daisy with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones. On Broadway John has been represented by the Tony Award-winning productions The King and I, Hairspray, An Act of God and Exit the King, starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon. In London credits include The Bodyguard, Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace, Julie Andrews in The Gift of Music at the O2 Arena, Lady Windermere’s Fan starring Vanessa Redgrave, Googie Withers, Joely Richardson and John McCallum at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and the international multi-award-winning The King and I starring Elaine Paige at the Palladium.

SUZANNE JONES

Suzanne holds a degree in both economics and music and got her start in the entertainment industry in 1998 as a Sound Engineer. She very quickly went on to become head of sound for System Sound touring large scale music theatre productions around Australia and Asia. Suzanne joined the team at The Gordon Frost Organisation in 2013 being involved in producing the Australian tours The Sound of Music, We Will Rock You, Once and the world premier Sydney season of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Story. She currently holds the position of Executive Producer for GFO.

In 2016 Suzanne established her own production company, Jones Theatrical Group (JTG). She has been a co-producer on several productions in the US and the UK including An Act of God at The Booth Theatre on Broadway starring Sean Hayes, Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill with Audra MacDonald at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End and most recently Long Days Journey into Night with Jeremy Irons and Leslie Manville also at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End. It is also under this banner that Suzanne produced the Australian tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber production of The Wizard of Oz with John Frost in 2017/2018. Her current productions are the Australian tours of Chicago The Musical in 2019 and Waitress in 2020 both with John Frost.