From Bebe to Usher to Billy Ray to Brandy! A Look at All the Celebrities to Star in Broadway's Chicago

Photos   From Bebe to Usher to Billy Ray to Brandy! A Look at All the Celebrities to Star in Broadway's Chicago The long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago celebrates its 19th anniversary on Nov. 14. We look back at the various stars of theatre, film, TV and music to grace the Chicago stage.

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On Nov. 23 of last year, the long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago played its 7,486th performance, surpassing Cats to become the second longest-running show in Broadway history.

Chicago has 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, musical supervision by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Leslie Stifelman.

The revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's 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, on 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.

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