A revival of Chicago by John Kander; book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse; lyrics by Fred Ebb opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, (11/14/1996 – 2/09/1997) then transferred to Shubert Theatre, (2/11/1997 – 1/26/2003) and then transferred again to the Ambassador Theatre, (1/29/2003 – Present). The longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler. Directed by Walter Bobbie; Choreographed by Ann Reinking; Original choreography for “Hot Honey Rag” by Bob Fosse; Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer and Hair Design by Rolando Beauchamp.
Starring Joel Grey, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Marcia Lewis, D. Sabella and Michael Berresse. Among the many other performers and celebrities who have appeared in the show during its long run are Michelle Williams, Usher, Brandy, Christopher Sieber, Charlotte d’Amboise, Michael C. Hall, Roz Ryan, Jerry Springer, Brooke Shields, NeNe Leakes, Debra Monk, Patrick Swayze, Kevin Richardson, Gretchen Mol, Rita Wilson, Alan Thicke, Melanie Griffith, Taye Diggs, Carol Woods, Chandra Wilson, John O’Hurley, Christine Pedi, Ashlee Simpson, Adam Pascal, Amy Spanger, Leigh Zimmerman, Wendy Williams, Samantha Harris, Jennifer Nettles, Marilu Henner, Jeff McCarthy, Philip Casnoff, Pasquale Aleardi, Ruthie Henshall, Christie Brinkley, Tony Yazbeck, Kara DioGuardi, Sofía Vergara, Mel B, Ryoko Yonekura and Todrick Hall.
On November 18, 1997, a copy of the Broadway revival production opened in London’s West End.