Chicago (The Musical) Tickets have been a hit since they first went on sale back in 1975. In fact, it originally ran for 936 performances. The musical is based on another play from 1926 that was about actual crimes and criminals. Since the original showing of Chicago, the play has had a number of revivals, and has toured the world.
Music, Book, and Lyrics
John Kander and Fred Ebb have worked together on a number of plays over the last four decades. In fact, many of the plays that they have created together received Tony nominations and awards. Some of the plays they have worked on together include Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Woman of the Year. The two also worked together on several movies. Several of these shows have won Emmy Awards and Oscar nominations. Some of the movies and television shows they’ve worked on include Liza Minelli’s Stepping Out and Funny Lady.
Fred Ebb died in 2004. The last show he helped write that made it to Broadway before his death was Steel Pier, which opened in 1997. At the time of his death, he and John Kander were in the process of working on several different projects. Some of these include Curtains, All About Us, and the Minstrel Show. Since Fred’s death, John has gone on to work on a new show, The Landing, which is his first in several years without Fred.
Walter Robbie is the director of Chicago. His directing for the show had won him a number of awards, from Tony Awards to Outer Critics Circle Awards. The show has been named the longest-running revival in the history of Broadway musicals. Chicago is not Walter’s first go at Broadway, and some of his other credits include Footloose, White Christmas, and A Grand Night for Singing. In addition to directing, Walter has acted in a number of plays though his career, including Guys and Dolls, Going Up, and Grease.
In addition to his Broadway hits, Walter has received acclaim for a number of his off-Broadway productions. Over the last decade he has directed a number of off-Broadway shows, including The Savannah Disputations and Golden Age. However, because of the fame of Chicago, many feel that he is most well-known for directing this musical.
It’s important to note with such a popular show, the current director and the original director are not the same. Originally, Bob Fosse directed Chicago. Due to his writing, directing, and choreography, Bob Fosse received a number of awards before his death in 1987. In addition to directing Broadway shows and other plays, Bob directed five movies, including Sweet Charity, Lenny, and Star 80.
The original production of Chicago in 1976 was nominated for a number of Tony Awards, but did not win any. However the revival has won Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and more. Chicago has become a favorite on stage and on screen. Don’t miss the revival in your town by scoring tickets through ScoreBig.