If not for the Great Migration, Chicago wouldn't enjoy such a rich musical legacy of blues, jazz, gospel and soul music. Many people don't make the connection between the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Chicago between 1916 and 1970, and Chicago's cultural history, but Chicago's Bronzeville—The Musical is about to change all of that.
On Saturday February 27, Chicago's Bronzeville, The Musical kicks off with a celebration of the music, voices and spirit of the Bronzeville neighborhood. The original musical score feature's Grammy-award-winning gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard as well as local performers.
The musical will highlight legendary Bronzeville figures including playwright Lorraine Hansberry who wrote Raisin In The Sun, and is loosely based the story on her experiences in Bronzeville. The show will be staged for one night only at The Chicago Theatre (17 N. State Street) downtown and starts at 7:30 pm.