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Photo Flash: CHICAGO Celebrates 14 Years on B'way, 11/14

The record-breaking, Tony Award-winning, international musical smash CHICAGO will usher in the holiday season as it celebrates its 14th anniversary on the Great White Way.

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, the sixth longest-running production in Broadway history, and Broadway's longest-running musical revival...and it shows no sign of slowing down.

Now playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.), CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

CHICAGO stars two-time Tony Award winner Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

The production is directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking, and features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

CHICAGO also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, with supervising music direction by Rob Fisher and music direction by Leslie Stifelman.

The regular weekly playing schedule for CHICAGO is as follows:

- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.
- Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For Thanksgiving week, CHICAGO will play an added 2:30 p.m. matinee on Friday, November 26. There will be no matinee performance on Sunday, November 28.

For Christmas/New Year's weeks, changes to the regular performance schedule are as follows:

- Added 8 p.m. performance on Wednesday, December 22
- No performance on Friday, December 24
- No matinee performance on Saturday, December 25 (8 p.m. perf. only)
- Added 2:30 p.m. performance on Tuesday, December 28
- Added 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances on Wednesday, December 29
- No performance on Friday, December 31
- No matinee performance on Saturday, January 1, 2011 (8 p.m. perf. only)

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

All photos (c) 2010 Jeremy Daniel.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

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