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Photo Coverage: Chicago Gala Curtain Call and Party

November 15
3:31 PM 2006

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.

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Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Melanie Griffith, Walter Bobbie and Brooke Shields

Melanie Griffith, Walter Bobbie and Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields, Joel Grey and Melanie Griffith

Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth and Walter Bobbie

A line-up of Roxies: AshLee Simpson, Bianca Marroquin, Karen Ziemba, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Charlotte d'Amboise and Rita Wilson

Melanie Griffith

Kevin Richardson

Brooke Shields

AshLee Simpson

Rita Wilson

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Brent Barrett

Wayne Brady

Lynda Carter

Kevin Chamberlin

Rita Wilson

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera

Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera

Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner and boyfriend

Marcia Lewis

Christopher McDonald and guest

Christopher McDonald

Caroline O'Connor

John O'Hurley and Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner and John O'Hurley

Patrick Page

Paige Davis and Patrick Page

Chita Rivera and daughter Lisa Mordente

Chita Rivera

Thom Filicia

Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen

Fran Weissler

B.D. Wong and Stephanie March

Carol Woods

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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.



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