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You Get Less For Murder.....

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Posted: 11/14/10 at 12:42pm
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Exactly 14 years ago today, November 14th, the revival of 'Chicago' opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York.
Within a few short years it had spread wide across the globe.
The New York and London production has now ran more than twice as long as the original 1970s production did in either city.


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Updated On: 11/14/10 at 12:42 PM
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Posted: 11/14/10 at 6:47pm
This has to be one of the most successful musicals ever, it is the longest running show that has played the West End to come over from Broadway.

I would imagine very cheap to produce?

Is the the only time a revival has bettered the original production?
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Posted: 11/14/10 at 7:04pm
Yes, Chicago is an awesome show - stunningly choreographed and a score to die for.

POL - The Sam Mendes revival of Cabaret ran for around double the number of performances as Hal Prince's original Broadway production. And the original West End production of Blood Brothers in 1983 ran for just 6 months. The revival opened in 1988 and, of course, is still running.
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Posted: 11/15/10 at 12:11am
POL read the original post I did and gives the answers to your questions.
As we go, it is far from the most succesful musical, tho it is close!
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Posted: 11/15/10 at 4:51am
I think Cabaret revival was very much more successful than the original production. Something about Kander and Ebb... too ahead of their time they were!

Got a feeling Chicago will suffer with the theatre handover situation...