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Broadway's 'Chicago' Breaks More Records

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Posted: 3/26/11 at 6:14pm
Broadway's 'Chicago' Breaks More Records
On 25 Mar 2011, the internationally acclaimed revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical 'Chicago' reached yet another major milestone when it becomes the fifth-longest running production in Broadway history, surpassing 'Oh! Calcutta!' with a total of 5,960 performances!

As of that date, the top ten longest-running Broadway productions will be as follows (* indicates the production is still running):

1. The Phantom of the Opera -9,633*
2. Cats -7,485
3. Les Miserables -6,680
4. A Chorus Line -6,137
5. CHICAGO -5,960*
6. Oh! Calcutta -5,959
9. The Lion King -5,546*
7. Beauty and the Beast -5,461
8. Rent -5,123
10. Miss Saigon 4,097

Now celebrating fourteen years on the Great White Way, 'Chicago' is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.
The show has been playing on Broadway since 14th Nov 1996.
It moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29th Jan 2003.

Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.
Directed by Walter Bobbie
Choreography by Ann Reinking.
Design by John Lee Beatty.
Costumes by William Ivey Long.

'Chicago' is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. It is the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway’s longest-running musical revival.

The production opened in London the following year.
'Chicago- The Musical' London Production.
Adelphi Theatre
Previewed 28th Oct 1997
Opened 18th Nov 1997
Closed 22nd April 2006

Reopened at the Cambridge Theatre.
28th April, 2006.

The original 1975 Broadway production lasted just over 2 years.
Opening 3rd June, 1975
Closing 27th Aug 1977 936 performances.

The original London played 14 months at the Cambridge Theatre in 1977.
Updated On: 3/26/11 at 06:14 PM
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Posted: 3/26/11 at 7:04pm
Quite an achievement! And it will surpass A Chorus Line before the Summer is out!