Congratulations To Chicago For 7000 Perfs...and Counting!

Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
This is a video from Broadway.com.
Chicago 7000 Celebration
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
joined:4/14/12
Actually I am shocked that this revival played so many more shows than the original. I enjoyed seeing it and thought it was good but never would have dreamed it would run this long. I guess the stunt casting and other marketing things have worked.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Now that I've embraced the show (after ignoring it for all those times I went to NYC), I can't imagine Broadway without Chicago. No one can predict the future, but I hope the show runs for many more years. RC in Austin, Texas
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Not to mention how cheap it must be to run.
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Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Well, it's obviously cheaper to run because of the way the show is built: simple monochromatic sets and skimpy costumes. Also, I get the sense that the Weisslers are also extremely "tight" with a buck...especially when it comes to salaries. I can understand the angst that some people feel about stunt casting and all. But that has helped the show last as long as it has. I can only imagine the number of musicals that have come and gone since the current revival opened. It's mind-boggling. But "Chicago" is...still here.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
It is cool that Broadway World was able to obtain photos of the cast party for the 7000 performance. However, it's kind of strange that the male ensemble (and some of the female ensemble members) are left out of any pictures. To me, that's not cool at all. There are a few pictures where the same person is repeated. Could there not be a group picture of the entire ensemble? Somewhat bemused.
TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Still baffled that this outran RENT, which opened the same year. (No hate to Chicago - I love it, but still.)
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RozeeRossi
Chorus Member
joined:5/13/13
Looks like this revival is going to pass Cats.
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
not only wow that Chicago is about to pass Cats (and already passed Les Miserables) but that Mamma Mia is going to pass Rent soon too!
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evic
Leading Actor
joined:3/5/04
Wow- the Weisslers really sprang for a blowout in the basement wig and costume rooom. They probably had the cake donated.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
I was ok when Chicago passed A Chorus Line. But whenever that trainwreck of show called Mamma Mia! starts to pass shows like Rent, Beauty & the Beast and A Chorus Line, is when I'll get pissed off. Hopefully it won't run much longer after its moved into it's new theater.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
It is kind of interesting that Bebe Neuwirth always faithfully attends those special Chicago anniversaries. Yet, Ann Reinking is never around. ??
JBradshaw
Understudy
joined:10/10/04
Ann is at home collecting her royalties.