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CHICAGO - THE MUSICAL

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"The musical, considered too dark when it failed in 1975, today seems right in keeping with hard-learned cynicism about the American justice system."

Variety

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Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Cast Members of Past and Present Reunite to Celebrate 20 Years on Broadway!

Just yesterday, original, former and current members of the Chicago cast gathered at the Ambassador Theatre for a family photo on the actual date that Chicago opened 20 years ago. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below!

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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CHICAGO 20 Years on Broadway


James Naughton


Bebe Neuwirth and John Kander


Members of the Original Cast of Chicago


Members of the Original Cast of Chicago


Leslie Stifelman, Jim Borstelmann and Bebe Neuwirth


James Naughton and Walter Bobbie


Members of the original cast celebrate 20 years


Jim Borstelmann, Bebe Neuwirth, John Kander, Barry Weissler and James Naughton


John Kander and Barry Weissler


Leslie Stifelman and John Kander


Ron Orbach


Jim Borstelmann, Bebe Neuwirth and John Kander


Members of various casts of Chicago get ready for the group shot


Bebe Neuwirth, John Kander, Barry Weissler, James Naughton and cast members of Chicago


Original, former and current members of the cast of Chicago gather to celebrate 20 years on Broadway


Brian O'Brien


Bebe Neuwirth


Gregory Jbara

Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com

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