A music video for the musical's signature John Kander and Fred Ebb song, "All That Jazz," has entered the VH1 rotation airing among today's recording artists, confirmed a spokesperson at the cable network.
The video for "All That Jazz," the opening number of the musical, features star Catherine Zeta-Jones singing and dancing on stage as in the film. Scenes from other numbers in the film are spliced into the song.
The film, which opens wide Feb. 7, has racked up a slew of awards and nominations including The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy. The film's soundtrack, available on Epic Records, has also placed well on the charts.
Featuring a star-studded cast led by Renée Zellweger (Roxie Hart), Catherine Zeta Jones (Velma Kelly) and Richard Gere (Billy Flynn), the "Chicago" company also includes John C. Reilly (Amos Hart), Dominic West (Fred Caseley), Christine Baranski (Mary Sunshine), Queen Latifah (Mama Morton) as well as Taye Diggs, Colm Feore, Lucy Liu, Mya, Marc Calamia, Deidre Goodwin, Sebastian La Cause, Mary Ann Lamb and a cameo from original Chicago star Chita Rivera. Marshall, the choreographer of Broadway's Kiss of the Spider Woman and the revivals of Damn Yankees, She Loves Me, Cabaret and Little Me, directed the $45 million film, his motion-picture debut. Bill Condon wrote the "Chicago" screenplay for Miramax Studios, and the film's cinematographer was Dion Beebe. The Tony-winning lighting team of Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer lit the film.
John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical, which features such songs as "All That Jazz," "Mister Cellophane," "Class" and "Nowadays," debuted on Broadway in June 1975 with choreography by the late Bob Fosse and a cast led by Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Jerry Orbach. The Tony-winning revival opened in November 1996 with Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Grey and James Naughton in the lead roles. Featuring direction by Walter Bobbie and choreography by Reinking "in the style of Bob Fosse," the musical satire recently reopened at the Ambassador Theatre Jan. 29 after a lengthy run at the Shubert.