Before Broadway: Testing the Waters in Chicago

Jerry

 

CHICAGO — When the director Jerry Mitchell was looking for a place to try out a new musical about a struggling shoe company saved by a drag queen, he picked Chicago because the city was familiar (Mr. Mitchell grew up in the Midwest) and the audiences friendly (compared with New York).

 

 

To read the rest of Michael Paulson's story in The New York Times (January 12, 2016) :

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/13/theater/before-broadway-musicals-make-a-detour-to-test-the-waters-in-chicago.html?