On Aug. 29 the Tony-winning revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago became the fourth longest-running production in Broadway history when it surpassed A Chorus Line with a total of 6,138 performances.
Chicago also assumes a spot as the fourth longest running musical in Broadway history.
The Broadway production currently stars two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Nikka Graff Lanzarone as Velma Kelly, Tony Yazbeck as Billy Flynn, Chris Sullivan as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.
As previously announced, former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in an eight-week engagement beginning Sept. 5. DioGuardi will be joined by longtime Chicago veteran Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly. (Nikka Graff Lanzarone plays her final performance Sept. 4.)
Here's a look at the celebration:
Chicago Celebrates Becoming Longest-Running American Musical
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