Broadway's Chicago Celebrates Milestone Today

News   Broadway's Chicago Celebrates Milestone Today
 
The long-running, Tony Award-winning hit revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, which currently plays the Ambassador Theatre, celebrates its 19th anniversary on Broadway Nov. 14.

The cast is currently headed by Charlotte Kate Fox as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, Jan. 29, 2003.

Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking.

The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse. The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.

Visit ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

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