Few musicals have had the impact or popularity that Chicago The Musical has had over the past twenty years.
As per Wikipedia, Chicago The Musical “is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal.””
First produced back in 1975 with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago received new acclaim when it returned to Broadway in the fall of 1996.
Since then, it’s been mounted in London’s West End, has had a an epic run on Broadway, and been turned into an Academy Award winning film in 2002.
On Broadway is celebrating 20 years of the Tony winning revival of Chicago The Musical with its Tony winning star Bebe Neuwirth, Tony winning director Walter Bobbie, and the Tony winning producer responsible for bringing it to Broadway two decades ago, Barry Weissler.
Host Christine Pedi sits with the dream team to reflect on the incredible legacy of the longest running American musical in Broadway history, a show that she herself has appeared in as Matron “Mama” Morton.
Tune in to 20 years of Chicago The Musical Thursday, November 24th at 12:00 pm on SiriusXM On Broadway.