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Chicago

Chicago

by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

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Chicago

Chicago




The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, this musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and features the work of legends John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse.


Story:

Roxie Hart is sent to prison for killing a man who tried to walk out on her. While in prison she meets Velma Kelly, a big-time vaudeville star with twice as much blood on her hands. The two vie for the same lawyer, Billy Flynn, to help win their freedom and play the public from prison to help win fame for when they’re finally free.


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THEATRE

Ambassador Theatre
219 W. 49th St.
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
MONDAY
8 PM
TUESDAY
8 PM
WEDNESDAY
Dark
THURSDAY
8 PM
FRIDAY
8 PM
SATURDAY
2:30 and 8 PM
SUNDAY
2:30 and 7 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Oct 23, 1996
OPENING: Nov 6, 1996


Run Time
2 hours and 30 minutes (1 Intermission)


NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.

Composer

Composer
John Kander

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Fred Ebb

Librettist

Librettist
Bob Fosse



  • Premiere
  • 1996
  • 2002 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
46th Street Theatre
Opening Night
Jun 3, 1975
Total Performances
936
Original Cast
Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Jerry Orbach, Barney Martin, Mary McCarty, M. O'Haughey, Christopher Chadman
Director
Bob Fosse
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Musical Director
Stanley Lebowsky
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher

1996 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Richard Rodgers Theatre, Shubert Theatre, Ambassador Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 14, 1996
Total Performances
Currently Running
Original Cast
Joel Grey, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Marcia Lewis, D. Sabella, Michael Berresse
Director
Walter Bobbie
Choreographer
Ann Reinking
Musical Director
Rob Fisher
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Ken Billington

2002 Film Version

Movie Name
Chicago
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Rob Marshall
Screenplay
Bill Condon
Starring
Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1998 London Cast Album

CD
Film Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Books

Book
"Chicago: With the Chicago Tribune Articles that Inspired It" by Maurine Dallas Watkins


Other

Merchandise




1976 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - Jerry Orbach
Best Actress in a Musical - Chita Rivera
Best Actress in a Musical - Gwen Verdon
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1976 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Jerry Orbach

1997 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - James Naughton
Best Actress in a Musical - Bebe Neuwirth
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Marcia Lewis
Best Costume Design

1997 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Bebe Neuwirth
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Joel Grey
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - James Naughton
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Marcia Lewis

1999 Theatre World Award Nominations

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