"Chicago" The Movie Sing Along Hits New York City, March 6

News   "Chicago" The Movie Sing Along Hits New York City, March 6 Avid fans of the musical Chicago and its recent successful film adaptation can now take part in the magic as a "Chicago The Movie Sing Along" will take place in New York City, March 6 at 7:30. The event, to be screened at an undisclosed theatre, is by invitation only.

The sing-along will feature the film, including subtitles for those not familiar with the score. Members of the invited audience will be able to take part in such classic John Kander and Fred Ebb songs as "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle," "Mister Cellophane" and the "Cell Block Tango." According to a spokesperson for the event, future sing-along screenings are a possibility.

The Rob Marshall-directed movie has been a success at the box office as well as at movie awards ceremonies, recently nabbing 13 Academy Award nominations. The Miramax motion picture "Chicago" has grossed over $94.4 million to date nearing the $100 million benchmark over the past weekend. Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere, "Chicago" debuted in the top-20 markets Dec. 27. The much-in-the-news film won a leading three Golden Globes including Best Musical or Comedy among various other screen prizes.

The soundtrack of the film is available from Epic Records.

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Featuring a star-studded cast led by Zellweger (Roxie Hart), Zeta-Jones (Velma Kelly) and 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.