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A Musical Vaudeville

 
46th Street Theatre , (6/03/1975 - 8/27/1977)
First Preview:May 12, 1975 Total Previews:24
Opening Date:Jun 03, 1975   
Closing Date:Aug 27, 1977 Total Performances:936

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Chicago, Illinois. The late 1920s.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
Produced by Robert Fryer and James Cresson; Produced in association with Martin Richards, Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the play "Chicago" by Maurine Dallas Watkins; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse; Assistant Choreographer: Tony Stevens
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Romaine Green; Assistant Scenic Design: John Kasarda
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Associate to General Managers: Nancy Simmons; Managerial Associate: Frank Scardino
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Robert Corpora and Paul Phillips; Assistant Stage Mgr: Nick Malekos
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Assistant Conductor: Art Wagner; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Graciela Daniele; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff; Artwork logo by Tony Walton; Assistant to the Director: Kathryn Doby; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Jerry Orbach Billy Flynn
Chita Rivera Velma Kelly
Gwen Verdon Roxie Hart
Barney Martin Amos Hart
Mary McCarty Matron
M. O'Haughey Mary Sunshine
Candy Brown June
Hank Brunjes Dance Alternate
Christopher Chadman Fred Casely
Cheryl Clark Liz
Graciela Daniele Hunyak
Gene Foote Aaron
Gary Gendell Court Clerk
Richard Korthaze Sergeant Fogarty
Michon Peacock Annie
Charlene Ryan Go-To-Hell-Kitty
Ron Schwinn Judge
Paul Solen Harry
Pamela Sousa Mona
Monica Tiller Dance Alternate
Michael Vita Martin Harrison
Standbys: Marsha Bagwell (Mary Sunshine, Matron) and Lenora Nemetz (Roxie Hart)
Understudies: Richard Korthaze (Amos Hart) and Michon Peacock (Velma Kelly)
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Robert Fryer and James Cresson
 1976 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
 1976 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
 1976 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jerry Orbach
 1976 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Chita Rivera
 1976 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Gwen Verdon
 1976 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Tony Walton
 1976 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Patricia Zipprodt
 1976 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Jules Fisher
 1976 Best Choreography [nominee]
Bob Fosse
 1976 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Bob Fosse
Drama Desk Award
 1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jerry Orbach
winner 1976 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Jules Fisher
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1Sung By
All That Jazz Velma Kelly and Company
Funny Honey Roxie Hart
Cell Block Tango Velma Kelly and the Girls
When You're Good To Mama Matron
Tap Dance Roxie Hart, Amos Hart and Boys
All I Care About Billy Flynn and Girls
A Little Bit of Good Mary Sunshine
We Both Reached For The Gun Billy Flynn, Roxie Hart, Mary Sunshine and Company
Roxie Roxie Hart and Boys
I Can't Do It Alone Velma Kelly
Chicago After Midnight The Band
My Own Best Friend Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
ACT 2Sung By
I Know a Girl Velma Kelly
Me and My Baby Roxie Hart and Boys
Mister Cellophane Amos Hart
When Velma Takes the Stand Velma Kelly and Boys
Razzle Dazzle Billy Flynn and Company
Class Velma Kelly and Matron
Nowadays Roxie Hart
Nowadays (Reprise)Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
R.S.V.P. Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
Keep It Hot Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly