Oscar-Winning "Chicago" to Return to Theatres This Summer, With New Number

News   Oscar-Winning "Chicago" to Return to Theatres This Summer, With New Number
The Rob Marshall-directed "Chicago" film will return to movie theatres next month, with a surprise inside.

Variety reports that the Academy Award-winning film — based on the John Kander-Fred Ebb musical — will be re-released in select theatres in July.

The industry paper says that the re-release will feature an additional number that was omitted from the film's original release. Although it has not been announced, the additional number will most likely be "Class," which will also be available on the DVD release.

The theatrical return will help promote the release of the home video/DVD version of the movie musical, which is scheduled to hit stores Aug. 19.

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere, "Chicago" debuted in the top-20 markets Dec. 27, 2002. The Miramax film garnered six Academy Awards in all, including one for Catherine Zeta-Jones for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of killer showgirl Velma Kelly. (Zeta-Jones was nominated in a category that also included her "Chicago" co-star, Queen Latifah.) Zeta-Jones was the only the actor from the Miramax film who received an Oscar. Renée Zellweger lost the Best Actress prize to Nicole Kidman ("The Hours"), and John C. Reilly lost the Best Supporting Oscar to Chris Cooper ("Adaptation"). Other "Chicago" winners included John Myhre and Gord Sim for Best Art Direction, Colleen Atwood for Best Costume Design, Martin Walsh for Best Film Editing and Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella and David Lee for Best Sound.

To date, "Chicago" has brought in nearly $170 million dollars at the box office, and its worldwide tally is a staggering $470 million. The soundtrack of the film is available from Epic Records.

The Broadway revival of the 1975 show continues on Broadway, at the Ambassador Theatre. A national tour launched June 10.

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