FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2006
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR KLEIN ON "CHICAGO" PRODUCTION AT LEHMAN HIGH SCHOOL
"We are delighted that the producers of Chicago have agreed to our requests and will allow the student-run production of this spectacular show to go forward - as scheduled and without charge - at Lehman High School. On behalf of the Lehman students and their families, we would like to thank Chicago's producers Fran and Barry Weissler, Shubert Foundation Chairman Gerald Schoenfeld, Jed Bernstein of The League of American Theatres and Producers, Brad Lohrenz of Samuel French, Inc., and Pete Sanders who represents Chicago's producers for their help getting the required copyright approval. To our aspiring Velma Kellys, Roxie Harts, Billy Flynns, and all the others, we say 'break a leg' - just not literally."
Stu Loeser/Virginia Lam (212) 788-2958
David Cantor (Department of Education)