THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Chicago Revival (Video)

By Playbill Staff
November 14, 2012

The acclaimed revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago opened to critical raves Nov. 14 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 1996, after a celebrated run at City Center Encores! It now plays the Ambassador Theatre.



Walter Bobbie's stripped-down staging, utilizing Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Ann Reinking, became the new model for Chicago, which has now been seen across the globe and in a hit film adaptation.

Here's a look at various Chicago performances from the original production, the revival, the film and beyond!

Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera.

Chita Rivera - "All That Jazz."

Bebe Neuwirth - "All That Jazz."

Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon: "Nowadays"/"Hot Honey Rag."

Liza Minnelli - "My Own Best Friend."

"The Cell Block Tango" from the film.

Karen Ziemba and Bebe Neuwirth "Nowadays"/"Hot Honey Rag."

[PAGE Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon: "All That Jazz/Nowadays"

Chicago revival at the Tony Awards.

Press footage of Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen in the Las Vegas run of Chicago.

Ute Lemper and Ruthie Henshall.

Ruthie Henshall sings "Roxie."

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah perform "Move On."

Jerry Orbach - "All I Care About."

Goldie Hawn and Liza Minnelli - "All That Jazz."

Liza Minnelli at the piano with John Kander for "Nowadays."

Fred Ebb performs "Mr. Cellophane."