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Tony Award-Winning CHICAGO Revival Becomes 2nd Longest Running Broadway Show Tonight!

Tony Award-Winning CHICAGO Revival Becomes 2nd Longest Running Broadway Show Tonight!

Today, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical Chicago will become Broadway's second longest-running show, right behind THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. With 7,486 performances, CHICAGO surpasses CATS, which played 7,485 performances.

In celebration of this occasion, original CHICAGO stars, Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton, and Joel Grey will be in attendance tonight.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. The Broadway revival is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.
Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, 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 and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

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