Chicago Has $5M in Bank, Records Cast Album

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Walter Bobbie's revival of Chicago is settling in as the first big musical hit of the Broadway season.

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.

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