Broadway's Chicago Revival Plays 8,000th Performance Today

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Through a numerical quirk, three Broadway shows hit coincidental milestones during the week ending Feb. 20.

School of Rock, which opened Dec. 6, 2015, played its 80th performance at the Feb. 14 matinee.

Aladdin, which opened in 2014, played its 800th performance Feb. 16.

The Tony-winning 1996 revival of Chicago plays its 8,000th performance at the Feb. 20 matinee.


Among other shows reaching milestones:

Wicked played its 5,124th performance at the Feb. 14 matinee, surpassing the original run of Rent. Wicked has become the 10th longest-running show in Broadway history.

Kinky Boots played its 1,201st performance, passing the original run of Guys and Dolls.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical played its 874th performance, topping the original run of Camelot.

Lastly, on Feb. 8, The Fantasticks played the 3,838th performance of its 2006 revival. Added to the 17,162 performances of the record-holding original run, that brings the show's cumulative total to 21,000 performances in New York.

See where all the marathon shows stand in's Long Runs on Broadway feature.

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