To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, Sony Music has released the first-ever vinyl edition of the Gold-Certified, Grammy Award-winning 1996 Broadway cast recording starring Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Grey and James Naughton.
With a 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 for Best Musical Cast Recording.
The current revival began previews October 23, 1996, and opened November 14 of that year. It‘s the longest-running revival in Broadway history.
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, according to press notes, “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.”
Tickets for Chicago are available through Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 and in person at the Ambassador Theatre.