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Photos: All that Jazz! CHICAGO Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 Performances

On Sunday, November 23 (7 p.m.), in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomed back its four original stars -- Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. CHICAGO has surpassed the run of iconic Broadway blockbuster CATS with a record-breaking 7,486 performances, making it the second longest-running show in Broadway history. Only one show -- The Phantom of the Opera -- has run longer than Chicago.

BroadwayWorld was there for the after-party and brings you photos below!

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler, Chicago opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 14, 1996. It transferred to the Shubert Theatre in February 1997, and played there through January 26, 2003. The revival reopened at its current home -- the Ambassador Theatre -- three days later on January 29, 2003.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago received six 1997 Tony Awards for Best Musical Revival, Best Direction of a Musical (Walter Bobbie), Best Choreography (Ann Reinking), Best Lighting Design (Ken Billington), Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Bebe Neuwirth) and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (James Naughton).

CHICAGO now stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart, Carmen Ruby Floyd as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The Chicago ensemble includes Donna Marie Asbury,Nicole Bridgewater, David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Kelcy Griffin, Adam Jepsen, J. Loeffelholz, Melissa Rae Mahon,Sharon Moore, Brian O'Brien, Alfie Parker Jr., Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jason Patrick Sands, Michael Scirrotto,Brian Spitulnik, Tonya Wathen and Adam Zotovich.

CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, musical supervision by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Leslie Stifelman.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Barry Weissler, Fran Weissler and Walter Bobbie

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Amra-Faye Wright and Bianca Marroquin

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Bianca Marroquin

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Bianca Marroquin

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Amra-Faye Wright

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Amra-Faye Wright

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Amra-Faye Wright

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Joel Grey and Bianca Marroquin

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Christopher Fitzgerald

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Christopher Fitzgerald

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Carmen Ruby Floyd

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Carmen Ruby Floyd

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Carmen Ruby Floyd

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Carmen Ruby Floyd

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Carmen Ruby Floyd

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Bebe Neuwirth

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Joel Grey and Bebe Neuwirth

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Joel Grey and Bebe Neuwirth

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Bebe Neuwirth

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Brenda Braxton

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Brenda Braxton

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James Naughton

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James Naughton

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James Naughton

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James Naughton and Bebe Neuwirth

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Michael Scirrotto and Donna Marie Asbury

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Amy Spanger, Marilu Henner and Charlotte d'Amboise

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Amy Spanger, Marilu Henner and Charlotte d'Amboise

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Charlotte d'Amboise

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Charlotte d'Amboise

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Amy Spanger

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Amy Spanger

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Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner

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Michael Berresse

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Michael Berresse

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Michael Berresse and Marilu Henner

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Michael Berresse and Amy Spanger

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Christopher Sieber

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Christopher Sieber

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Jennifer Dunne

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Brian O'Brien

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Kelcy Ann Griffin

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Kelcy Ann Griffin and Brian O'Brien

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Adam Zotovich and Tonya Wathen

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Adam Zotovich and Tonya Wathen

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Bianca Marroquin

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Bianca Marroquin

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Bianca Marroquin

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Bianca Marroquin

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Alfie Parker Jr., Denny Paschall and Brian Spitulnik

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Alfie Parker Jr., Denny Paschall and Brian Spitulnik

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Adam Jepsen, Jennifer Dunne and Paul C. Vogt

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Amra-Faye Wright, Marilu Henner and Bianca Marroquin


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