After 25 years, Chicago is still razzle-dazzling Broadway! On November 16, the show will host a special 25th anniversary performance at the Ambassador Theatre to commemorate the milestone. The performance will feature special guest appearances from some of the original Chicago cast members and "other surprises," which have yet to be announced.Chicago first premiered on Broadway in 1975 starring the late Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart, Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly, and the late Jerry Orbach as Billy...
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Are you ready for "All That Jazz"? Chicago reopens at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre, and tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
Chicago is a musical about murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery, and it's both the longest-running American musical and longest-running musical revival in Broadway history. Chicago officially opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 14, 1996, and its since moved to the Shubert Theatre and now the Ambassador Theatre from January 2003.
The casting for Chicago on Broadway in 2021 includes Ana Villafañe (as Roxie Hart), Bianca Marroquín (as Velma Kelly), Paulo Szot (as Billy Flynn), Lillias White (as Matron "Mama" Morton), Raymond Bokhour (as Amos Hart), and Ryan Lowe (as Mary Sunshine). The previous cast starred Amra-Faye Wright (as Velma Kelly), Ryan Silverman (as Billy Flynn), and Haley Swindal (as Matron "Mama" Morton), with Raymond Bokhour and R. Lowe in their current roles.
Chicago was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1997. The show ultimately won six trophies, including best revival of a musical, best choreography and best direction of a musical. " The production's highly stylized and revealing costumes as well as its Fosse-inspired choreography have made the musical one of the most widely recognised Broadway shows worldwide.
Along with Cabaret, Chicago is often considered as one of the best pieces of musical theatre from the legendary song-writing duo John Kander and Fred Ebb. They won the the Grammy Award for best musical theatre album for Chicago, with a jazz-infused score including hits like "Cell Block Tango," "When You're Good to Mama," "Mr. Cellophane," and "Razzle Dazzle."
A Chicago film adaptation was released in 2002, starring Renée Zellweger as Roxie Hart, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly, Richard Gere as Billy Flynn, Queen Latifah as Matron "Mama" Morton, and John C. Reilly as Amos Hart. The film went on to win the Oscar for "Best Picture" at the 75th Academy Awards.
There's nothing quite like experiencing this sizzling show and musical score live!
(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)
Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public.
2hr 30min (Inc. intermission).
October 23rd, 1996
September 14th, 2021
February 6th, 2022
October 23rd, 1996
May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse
Director: Walter Bobbie
Producer: Barry & Fran Weissler, Jujamcyn Theatres in association with Kordan Productions
Cast list: Angelica Ross, Amra-Faye Wright, Charity Angél Dawson, Brandon Victor Dixon, Evan Harrington, R. Lowe, Jessica Ernest, David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Christine Cornish Smith, Brian Spitulnik, Matthew Winnegge
Design: John Lee Beatty
Lighting: Ken Billington
Costume: William Ivey Long
Choreography: Ann Reinking
Sound: Scott Lehrer
Latest Chicago on Broadway News & Features
Paulo Szot will give audiences the ol' razzle dazzle as Billy Flynn when Chicago reopens on Broadway. Performances resume on September 14 at the Ambassador Theatre.With the announcement of Szot as Flynn, the <a href="https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news-features/lillias-white-bianca-marroqu%C3%ADn-to-lead-reopening-cast-of-%E2%80%98chicago%E2%80%99-on-broadway"full reopening cast for Chicago has been officially set. Szot will join Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart, Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly,...
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Ana. Ana Villafañe will play Roxie Hart in the reopening of Chicago on Broadway, with performances resuming at the Ambassador Theatre from September 14. Chicago tickets are on sale now. Villafañe is best known for playing Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet on Broadway, as well as starring in productions of In The Heights and Collective Rage. On television, Villafañe has starred in Younger and Night Court. Villafañe joins the <a...
UPDATE: Marroquín and Ana Villafañe, who plays Roxie Hart, have extended their runs in Chicago through January 9, 2022. White has also extended her run as Matron "Mama" Morton, playing her final performance on December 26, 2021.And all that jazz! The long-running musical Chicago has announced initial casting ahead of its reopening on Broadway September 14. Tony winner Lillias White and longtime cast member Bianca Marroquin will lead the cast as Matron "Mama" Morton and Velma Kelly,...
Chicago will reopen on Broadway in September after a year of suspended performances. Chicago will recommence at the Ambassador Theatre from Sept. 14, 2021, which is also the first night that Broadway theatres can welcome a full capacity audience. Find out more about Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre here.With Chicago reopening this September, the production will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Broadway on November 14. To date, it's the second-longest running Broadway musical of all time,...
For many of us, self-isolation can feel somewhat like being behind bars at times. Today's #QuaranTune is perhaps one of musical theater's most iconic numbers performed behind bars. Of course, we're talking about "Cell Block Tango" from Broadway's longest-running American musical Chicago!Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the Act I show-stopping number sees Velma Kelly and five other female inmates of the Cook County Jail in Chicago (Liz, Annie, June, Hunyak and Mona) revealing the crimes they...
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Erika! "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" standout Erika Jayne makes her Broadway debut tonight, assuming the role of Roxie Hart in the longest-running American musical Chicago. As previously announced, she is set to play a limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre through March 29, 2020.Aside from Bravo's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Ms. Jayne is also a recognised pop-dance artist, boasting nine #1's on the US Billboard dance chart. She...