Chicago 1975

Ages: 12+
Opened: June 3, 1975
Closing: August 27, 1977

Chicago - 1975 - Broadway History , Info & More

46th Street Theatre
226 W.46th St. New York, NY

Based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Escrito por Fred Ebb y Bob Fosse, con música de John Kander y letras de Fred Ebb, Chicago ha sido visto por más de 17 millones de espectadores en todo el mundo, y ha recaudado la espectacular cifra de más de 850 millones de dólares. Ambientado en medio de la extravagante decadencia de los años 20, este musical cuenta la historia de Roxie Hart y Velma Kelly, dos mujeres ambiciosas encerradas por crímenes pasionales, que luchan por conseguir el favor de Billy Flynn, un famoso abogado que utiliza a la prensa sensacionalista para conseguir la libertad de sus clientes.

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The Broadway community will honor the memory of Chita Rivera by dimming the lights of Broadway theatres.

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John Kander received the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards this week. Watch a video of his acceptance speech here!

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Broadway legend John Kander, who is currently represented on Broadway with Chicago and New York, New York, celebrates his 96th birthday tomorrow, March 18. To celebrate the headed to the Ambassador Theatre to pose with the ladies of Chicago!

Video: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Plus Watch a New Trailer!
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The full cast and creative team has been announced for the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Plus, check out a new trailer of the cast in action!

Kander & Ebb's NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will Open On Broadway This Spring
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Producers Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy have announced that the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, will begin performances on Broadway Friday, March 24, 2023 and officially open Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.

Man Meets With John Kander After Discovering He Had a Relationship With His Grandfather in College
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A man and his family recently met with Broadway composer John Kander after learning that he shared a special relationship with his grandfather in college. Read the full special story here!

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Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert's ALL THE GIRLS Out Today on CD
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PS CLASSICS has announced the release of All the Girls – the new album from Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert – on CD online and in stores today, Friday, March 5. It was released in digital and streaming formats in December. The album marks the final recording by Ms. Luker, a Broadway luminary for over 30 years, who passed away late last year.

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PS CLASSICS will release All the Girls – the new album from Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert – on Friday, December 25 in digital and streaming formats. A CD will be available on Friday, January 15, 2021. The pair have recorded a celebration of womanhood in all its complexities and expressions.

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Guthrie Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season - CABARET, SWEAT, and More!
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The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) today announced the nine productions of its 2019 2020 subscription season: Tennessee Williams' classic family drama The Glass Menagerie; Shakespeare's rollicking comedy Twelfth Night; an adaptation of Emma based on the Jane Austen novel; and Kander and Ebb's musical Cabaret will grace the Guthrie's signature Wurtele Thrust Stage while the McGuire Proscenium Stage's lineup will include Robert Harling's female-driven comedy Steel Magnolias; the regional premiere of Noura, Heather Raffo's complex tale of identity; Anne Bogart's acclaimed production of Euripides' The Bacchae; Karen Zacar as' comedic telenovela Destiny of Desire; and Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat.

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Three-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera performs for one night only alongside music director and host Seth Rudetsky on Saturday, October 13 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA at 5pm and 8pm.  Produced by Mark Cortale Productions, the performance is the first in the new 'Broadway @ the Huntington' series.

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Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill will celebrate 'The Magic of Set and Costume Design' by presenting the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton presented by Broadway, television and film star Melissa Errico ('Billions', My Fair Lady, High Society, Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?) at their gala benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park at 6:30PM on May 15, 2017.

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
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On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb.

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Photo Coverage: John Kander, James Rado & More Celebrate Abe Jacob
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Long-time friends, associates and family gathered last night (October 6) to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the theatre community's most treasured members - award-winning sound designer Abe Jacob.

Chicago History

Other Productions of Chicago

1975   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1979   West End London Production
West End
1996   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
1996   Broadway Broadway Revival
1997   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1997   West End London Revival
West End
1997   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
2012   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2014   US Tour National Tour (2014-2015)
US Tour
US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2018   West End West End Return Engagement
West End
2022   US Tour US Tour
US Tour

Chicago - 1975 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1976 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Fred Ebb
1976 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Bob Fosse
1976 Tony Awards Best Choreography Bob Fosse
1976 Tony Awards Best Costume Design Patricia Zipprodt
1976 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Bob Fosse
1976 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design Jules Fisher
1976 Tony Awards Best Musical Robert Fryer
1976 Tony Awards Best Musical James Cresson
1976 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre John Kander
1976 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Fred Ebb
1976 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Jerry Orbach
1976 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Chita Rivera
1976 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gwen Verdon
1976 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design Tony Walton