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Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal

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After a stunning dress rehearsal, the revival of Chicago celebrated its 10th year on Broadway in a star-studded gala event on Tuesday, November 14th at the Ambassador Theatre.

The original stars of the revival, />/>/>/>/>Ann Reinking/>, />/>/>/>/>Bebe Neuwirth/>, />/>/>/>/>James Naughton/>, />/>/>/>/>Joel Grey/>, Marcia Lewis and D. Sabella joined over 30 star alumni, including />/>/>/>/>Brooke Shields/>, />/>/>/>/>Chita Rivera/>, />/>/>/>/>Melanie Griffith/>, John O'Hurley, />/>/>/>/>Kevin Richardson/>, and />/>/>/>/>AshLee Simpson/>, in a special one-night-only performance of the show. The evening benefited Safe Horizon, which provides support, prevents violence and promotes justice for victims of crimes and abuse, their families and communities.

Chicago, which opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 14th, 1996, has reached a run of 4,163 performances at the Ambassador Theatre (215 W. 49th St.). Chicagowhich concerns the rise and rivalry of two murderous chorines, received 6 1997 Tonys (including Best Revival of a Musical) under the direction of />/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>Walter Bobbie/> and the choreography of star />/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>Ann Reinking/>. The revival, based on Bobbie's stylistically stripped-down Encores! staging, featured direction and choreography by />/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>Bob Fosse/> in its original 1975 production. Chicago features a score by />/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>John Kander/> and />/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>Fred Ebb/>, and a book by Ebb and />/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>Bob Fosse/>.  Barry and />Fran Weissler/> are the show's producers.

For more information on Chicago, visit www.chicagothemusical.com. For tickets, call Telecharge at 212 239 6200, or visit www.telecharge.com.  Visit www.safehorizon.com for more on Safe Horizon.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal


Walter Bobbie


John Kander

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Chita Rivera/> and ensemble

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Chita Rivera/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Chita Rivera/>


/>/>/>Chita Rivera/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Chita Rivera/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Chita Rivera/>


/>/>/>Chita Rivera/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Marilu Henner/>


/>/>/>Marilu Henner/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Rita Wilson/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
Carol Woods/>


/>/>/>Roz Ryan/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Karen Ziemba/>


/>/>/>Karen Ziemba/> and ensemble

 
/>/>/>Karen Ziemba/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>James Naughton/>


/>/>/>James Naughton/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Joel Grey/>


/>/>/>Joel Grey/>


/>/>/>Joel Grey/>


/>/>/>Christopher McDonald/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Christopher McDonald/> and />/>/>Joel Grey/>


/>/>/>Christopher McDonald/>


/>/>/>Wayne Brady/>


/>/>/>Huey Lewis/>


/>/>/>Huey Lewis/>


Lynda Carter


Lynda Carter

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/>/>/>Charlotte d'Amboise/>


/>/>/>Charlotte d'Amboise/>


/>/>/>Charlotte d'Amboise/>


Amra-Faye Wright


Amra-Faye Wright


/>/>/>Caroline O'Connor/>


/>/>/>Caroline O'Connor/>


/>/>/>Kevin Richardson/>


/>/>/>Kevin Richardson/> and />/>/>Paige Davis/>


/>/>/>Tom Wopat/>

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/>/>/>James Naughton/>


/>/>/>James Naughton/> and />/>/>Brooke Shields/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Brooke Shields/> and />/>/>Brent Barrett/>


/>/>/>Brooke Shields/> and />/>/>Brent Barrett/>


/>/>/>Brooke Shields/> and />/>/>Brent Barrett/>


/>/>/>Brooke Shields/> and />/>/>Brent Barrett/>


/>/>/>Brooke Shields/> and />/>/>Brent Barrett/>


/>/>/>John O'Hurley/> and />/>/>AshLee Simpson/>


/>/>/>AshLee Simpson/>


/>/>/>AshLee Simpson/>


/>/>/>Melanie Griffith/>


/>/>/>Melanie Griffith/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Melanie Griffith/>


/>/>/>Melanie Griffith/>


/>/>/>Melanie Griffith/>


/>/>/>Melanie Griffith/>

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/>/>/>Bebe Neuwirth/>


/>/>/>Bebe Neuwirth/> and />/>/>Ann Reinking/>


/>/>/>Bebe Neuwirth/> and />/>/>Ann Reinking/>


/>/>/>Ann Reinking/> and />/>/>Bebe Neuwirth/>


/>/>/>Ann Reinking/>

 
/>/>Michelle DeJean/>, />AshLee Simpson/>, Bianca Marroquin, />/>/>Karen Ziemba/>, />/>/>Melanie Griffith/>, and />/>/>Brooke Shields/> and other cast members from the last 10 years of Chicago

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>AshLee Simpson/>, />/>/>Bianca Marroquin/>, />/>/>Karen Ziemba/>, />/>/>Melanie Griffith/> and />/>/>Brooke Shields/>

Photo Coverage: Chicago Anniversary Gala Dress Rehearsal
/>/>/>Brooke Shields/>, />/>/>Rita Wilson/>, />/>/>Marilu Henner/>, />/>/>Chita Rivera/> and cast members salute />/>Walter Bobbie/>


Producer />/>/>Barry Weissler/>



 

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.