THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Chicago Revival (Video)
14 Nov 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!
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.