CHICAGO -- One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist. You gotta be over 60.
"Gotta Dance" is 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 prejudice, self-doubt and each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans.
The director of the show, Jerry Mitchell stops by Windy City LIVE with actress Stefanie Powers.
Jerry received the Tony Award in recognition of his choreography for the 2013 TONY Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which he was also nominated as Director. In the 35 preceding years, Jerry has choreographed more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions.
Stefanie Powers is best known to television audiences for her work in the long-running series "Hart to Hart." Ms. Powers also starred in "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." and "Feather & Father Gang," has made dozens of TV guest appearances, starred in and produced over 20 mini-series and countless feature films while under contract to Columbia Pictures. She most recently appeared in Follies at the Royal Albert Hall celebrating the 85th birthday of Stephen Sondheim.
GOTTA DANCE is currently at the Bank of America Theatre through Jan. 17. For tickets, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
Jerry Mitchell, Stefanie Powers 'Gotta Dance'