Walter Bobbie's revival of Chicago is settling in as the first big musical hit of the Broadway season.
Variety reported that the show sold $1 million worth of tickets in the three days following publication of mostly enthusiastic reviews Nov. 15, bringing the advance sale to $5 million for a show that cost only $3 million to produce. The show originated last spring at the "Encores! American Musicals in Concert" series at New York's City Center.
The cast of the Kander & Ebb musical -- including Anne Reinking (who also choreographed), Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton -- recorded the cast album Nov. 25 for RCA records. A January release is planned.
Chicago runs at the Richard Rodgers Theatre through Feb. 9, then transfers to the Shubert Theatre.